Apr 24 2014

As anyone with a good collection of wine will testify, it is imperative that you pick a wine rack that does your collection justice. Wine racks come in many different guises and choosing the right wine rack for you is dependent on a number of factors.

There are many compelling reasons to choose a well crafted wine rack, not least to provide an aesthetically pleasing and functional storage solution for you wine collection. It is counterproductive to go to the trouble of building up an impressive array of wines and then simply storing them in a cupboard out of sight. A good wine selection deserves to be seen and wine racks are, of course, the best way to achieve this goal. Wine racks come in a multitude of different shapes, sizes and design styles and choosing the right wine rack for you will depend on issues such as the size of your collection, how much space you’ve set aside for your wine rack and your own personal design tastes. Wine racks are also important in terms of keeping your wine immobile prior to opening and there are a few hints and tips that can be followed when it comes to choosing the best wine rack for you.

Wine Racks – Looking at the Dos and Don’ts

There are so many aspects to consider when it comes to picking a wine rack that it is impossible to elucidate all the features of wine racks but some of the key points to consider include:

• Size – When choosing a wine rack, it is always prudent to speak to an expert on wine racks as they will be able to offer advice on picking the right size wine rack for you. This will depend, of course, on how big your wine collection is and also how quickly you intend to drink it. For example, a serious wine collector will likely require a modular wine rack that is capable of holding hundreds of bottles of wine.

• Location – When choosing wine racks, you will first need to consider where in your property you are going to place the wine rack. In most cases the room that best facilitates the introduction of a wine rack is that of the cellar. Generally speaking, the cellar of basement of a property, if suitably converted, offers the best conditions for the introduction of a wine rack. Conversely, one of the worst places to put wine racks is on top of objects in the kitchen such as fridges as this will subject the wine to vibrations, movement and fluctuations in temperature.