Nowadays, wine racks are not just for wine storage, but for home decoration purposes, too. They come in different materials, styles, shapes and sizes for different purposes. Wine racks can be made of wood, metal, plastic, glass or combination of any of those materials.
There used to be 5 types of wine racks: shelve-like, wall mount, floor stand, tabletop or countertop, and hanging racks. In large storage area like cellar or basement you can use traditional shelve-like racks or you can use the newer stackable plastic cubes, which will look better and last longer. The other 4 types of racks are mostly used in smaller places to store less bottles but this is where wine racks become more of home decoration than wine storage. Some of these also have places to hang wine stemware.
The wall mount and hanging racks require a little more work to mount it to the wall or hang it from the ceiling. The wall mount racks can store up to 8 bottles and made of wood or iron. These racks are good for kitchen or dining room. The hanging rack is perfect in the kitchen. It can store a few bottles of wine, hang wine stemware and a roll of paper towels. The tabletop or countertop racks store only 2 to 6 bottles and are beautifully designed for home decoration. They are small, light and can be easily moved around but don’t have places to hang wine stemware.
The floor stand racks have small footprints and can be placed anywhere. They are made of iron and are very, very decorative. I like these racks most because they are extremely beautiful. They can store from 8 up to 40 bottles, some of them even have built-in racks to hang wine stemware.
Lately there are some new types of wine racks coming to the market: cabinet-like and cart-like wine racks. The cabinet-like racks are made of wood and usually have drawers for accessories and hanging place for wine stemware. Some has glass window and some don’t. Some of these are expensive but look real good if you have enough space for it.
The cart-like wine racks or racks-on-wheels are made of wood and look like kitchen cart that can store couple of bottles, hang wine stemware, paper towels, kitchen board and knife. This is perfect for sushi bar.
It does not matter if you are a real wine lover with hundreds of wine bottles to store or if you are just an amateur that only has couple of wine bottles, there is always a perfect wine rack for you. It does not just help you organize your bottles but also make your room looks good. And a conversation starter, guarantee!
Post time: 02-14-2017