Mar 07 2017


When a new collector is looking to invest in a wine rack, often the question is asked; which is better? Wood or metal wine racks?

The simple answer is that neither is superior to the other in terms of storing bottles of wine. Both wood and metal do very little to change the taste or texture; the quality of the wine is determined by its location more than how it is stored.

As long as bottles are stored in cool and dry areas and exposed to very little sunlight, then the wine will be kept to its highest quality. Needless to say, this applies to the particular types of wine that are recommended to be kept in this way.

Benefits of Metal Wine Racks

Determining what material of wine rack is best is entirely dependent on the individual and, partly, where it will be kept. If you intend to store your bottles in smaller areas, such as in a closet, under the stairs or in the hallway; metal wine racks are likely to be the better solution.

Metal racks are usually narrower than those made from wood, thus saving space - which can be perfect for those with less room to play with. Compared to wooden racks, metal racks are usually easier to erect - which can make moving furniture quicker and easier.

As well as this, metal wine racks are commonly used for their aesthetic features and fit in well with more contemporary styled rooms.

Benefits of Wood Wine Racks

Racks made of wood are more popular among those with more traditional decoration – wood can be stained to better match surrounding furniture.

Those looking to store larger volumes of wine will most likely favour wood wine racks as bespoke options are more readily available, meaning that they can be designed to suit almost any location and hold larger quantities.

Wood wine racks can also be considered a better long-term solution than metal alternatives – the racks will be more stable and sturdier, meaning you shouldn’t have to replace your rack for a good length of time.

In Conclusion

Depending on how much room you have available and how many bottles you have in your collection or intend on storing, wood and metal wine racks do pretty much the same job. For smaller collections, there is a slightly better advantage to investing in metal, while those looking for a more traditional design will immediately be attracted to wood.

If you would like any more information to help you to decide between wood and metal wine racks, call our team on 01234 822977.