Wine racks provide a safe and attractive way to store your favorite bottles of wine and liquor. They help free up counter space and can add a sophisticated touch to your dining room. Whether you’re a casual wine enthusiast or a connoisseur, use these tips to find the right rack for your home.
Wine Rack Choices
Think about these aspects when shopping for a wine holder:
• Size. Choose a wine rack that fits your collection. A small countertop rack holds six bottles, while a large cabinet can fit more than 100 bottles. A wine cabinet or buffet is a more substantial piece of furniture. The doors allow you to keep its contents out of sight. A corner wine rack is a great way to maximize space in a room.
• Strength. Bottles tend to be heavy, especially when piled on top of one another. Look for a reinforced frame that can hold the weight. Most racks are made from metal or wood, giving them a sturdy foundation.
• Style. Consider the decor of the room and pick a rack with complementary paint, finishes and hardware. You can even choose one with loads of personality. For a game room or basement bar, try a wine storage rack in the shape of a barrel.
Wooden wine racks lend a rustic feel, especially when they’re combined with a neutral color palette, faux animal-hide rugs and metallic accents. To make a statement, consider a wine rack table with a glass top. They’re elegant and sophisticated—perfect for a sleek, modern home. Metal wine racks are often lower in price and add an industrial or vintage touch to your decor.
If you don’t have room for a standing wine rack, install a wall-mounted wine rack instead. Look for a model that can also store glasses and bar accessories. You’ll have everything you need to entertain in one place.