Wine Cellar Articles

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

Surprise The Wine Enthusiast In Your Life With Custom Wine Racks

Choosing the Right Rack for Your Needs

Wine room racks are storage devices, which means that they need to keep wine bottles safe and at the right temperature. They also need to make all the bottles easy enough to reach so that you don't knock any over. Choose a wine rack that is easy for you to reach everywhere and sturdy enough to support a full load of wine bottles.

You should also consider the types of wine that the rack will hold. Magnum bottles won’t fit inside a standard wine rack compartment, nor might abnormally long or wide 750mL bottles. Compare the measurements of your bottles and of the wine racks to see which wine rack most suits your needs. Furthermore, some wines are more sensitive to damage from light or temperature than others, so a rack that keeps out as much light as possible and aids in temperature regulation is a huge plus.

The Aesthetic Experience

Second to the bottles themselves, wine room racks are the most visible part of a wine room, so it pays to make them functional and beautiful. If you’re going to put in all the time and effort that it takes to construct a functioning wine cellar, you want that room look good, too! After all, going into the wine cellar to search for just the right bottle is all part of the experience.

If you’re running a professional establishment like a restaurant or wine shop, appearances matter quite a bit. Customers will feel much better about an attractive wine rack than a plain, strictly utilitarian one, which might help your bottom line.

Plan Your Wine Cellar

Having a good idea of your needs and constraints will make finding the right wine room racks much easier. Make a rough floor plan of your wine cellar, take plenty of measurements and have a good estimate of the number of wine bottles you intend to store. That way, you will only have to choose between a few appropriate racks and won’t have to hope that they are up to the task.