Buying a Wine Rack – What You Should Know

By Storbox Self-Storage on March 4, 2014 - Comments off

Even wine collectors who have large cellars and wine cabinets need wine racks. A wine rack is perfect for keeping the wine you are ready to consume within arm’s reach. Racks vary in material and in size. They can be mounted on the wall, rest above your cabinets, or sit on your countertop. When purchasing a wine rack for your collection, there are many features to consider.

How Much Room Do You Have?

Before buying a wine rack, you should determine exactly where you want to put it and how much space you have. Remember, wine should be kept out of the sun. So, you may want to avoid putting it near windows where there is more sunlight. Once you find a safe spot, you will have to determine how much room you have. You can find a wine rack at just about any size. Measure the space available for your rack. If you don’t have a lot of floor space, you can have a rack installed off the ground, such as on a tabletop or on your wall.

How Much Wine Do You Want Handy?

Just because you have a large collection does not mean that you need dozens of bottles that are easily accessible. Many wine collectors keep the bulk of their collection in a cellar and only have a few bottles in a rack at any given time.

Have Fun with Style

There are a wide variety of wine racks out there. You can find simple racks that blend into your décor or unique racks that can become the focal point of the room. There are wood and metal racks available, including racks made of oak, bamboo, pewter, or steel.

How Long Do You Want to Store Your Wine?

If you plan on keeping a regular rotation of your bottles for easy consumption, having a rack that is partially exposed to some light and heat should be fine. If, however, you plan on setting a few bottles out for months at a time, make sure you have a rack in a shaded area that will not change temperature drastically throughout the day.

When in Doubt, Ask a Professional

For all your wine collection needs, the storage specialists at STORBOX are here to help. We have wine lockers available in Pasadena that can preserve and protect any collection.

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