A reasonably large wine collection cannot
be just dumped in boxes in the
Wine racks provide safer bottle
easier access to the bottles,
and make your
collection look good. Here are
when buying wine racks:
- size - wine racks vary in size from six to
eight bottle kitchen countertop racks up
to standing racks that hold about 150 bottles.
Pick the size that matches both the size
of your collection and available storage
- modularity - for newer collectors, modular
designs can more easily grow with you collection.
- material - wine racks are usually made from
either wood or steel. Wooden racks can be
made from unfinished pine (least expensive)
up to redwood (mold resistant). Steel racks
can be chromed, stainless, or coated, with
the coated ones providing the most protection
for the bottles and their labels.
- configuration - racks can be designed to
hold the bottles in the original shipping
case for bulk storage (for example, when
aging wines), other racks have diamond shaped
bins for 12 bottles stacked on themselves
(great when you have lots of the same wine),
and still others are designed to hold bottles
individually (great for pulling one bottle
at a time).