Whether you’re a serious connoisseur of fine wine or you purchase the occasional bottle at the local grocery, you must consider how to store your wine. The answer for many people is a winerack. With the wide variety of wineracks available you are certain to find the perfect unit to fit your lifestyle.
When selecting your unit there are several basic things to keep in mind.
For short term storage a cool, fairly dark space is good. For long term storage fine wine should be kept at a constant 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit with controlled humidity.
Capacity is a major consideration in choosing wineracks. Determine the amount of storage necessary to meet your needs. Wineracks come in a variety of sizes and styles. If uncertain, module units are available to accommodate a growing collection.
Pick a unit with larger openings for certain types of win such as champagne.
Wineracks are generally made of either wood or metal. Wooden racks run the gamut from pine to expensive, durable hardwoods. Whichever you choose, quality is important. You want a winerack that is sturdy and will hold up well under the weight of the bottles.
You will find a wide array of styles to fit your lifestyle and storage needs. They can be wall-mounted or free-standing. They can have square, round, curved or “V” openings. Some are even made as decorative art pieces.
So, what is the best winerack for you? The one that fulfills your storage needs. The best quality unit that fits within your budget. One that has an appearance pleasing to you.