All You Should Know About Corner Wine Racks
Collecting and displaying wines has become a popular pursuit in many households. Other than selecting the wines themselves, the most important decision a wine aficionado must make is how to display and protect said wines.
For storage, a quality refrigerated wine cellar is a must but, for display many individuals choose decorative wine racks. The quality and variety of available racks is almost as varied as the quality and variety of available wines.
Many wine collectors have been choosing corner wine racks for display, attracted to the variety of materials readily available, and the ergonmically functional design offered.
Materials and Design
The major considerations when looking for a corner wine rack are the materials used to make it and the actual design of the rack. There are a variety of materials used, including:
There are several questions to ask when choosing a rack:
· Which materials do I like?
· Which materials match my current décor?
· Which material is most durable?
When looking at the design of the rack you have to ask yourself the same questions about the design:
· Which designs do I prefer?
· Which design choices match my current décor?
· Which design is most durable and accessible?
The key to choosing a material and design is to look at the function of the rack. If you are using it to display choice wines in your dining room, the materials and design would be much different than if the rack is being used in a basement wine cellar.
Open displays can be made of wood or metal and are often adorned with decorative touches. Wine cellar corner racks are chosen for form over function. There are only certain materials that will work in a dark, damp, cool cellar. Metal will rust, some woods will rot. Mahogany and redwood are the best choices for wine cellars. Remember, this is a long term purchase, intended to last for years. You need to make sure that you are pleased with the aesthetic design of the rack.
Again, the variety, and power of choice when it comes to prices is substantial. Prices for corner racks range from less than $30 to well over $600. Many factors determine these costs. First, how many wine bottles will it hold? Often, the lower the cost the lower the capacity. There is a big difference between a rack that will hold 12 and one that will hold 84. Additionally, the designer name and the materials it is made of will affect the price of the rack. Mahogany is more expensive than pine. Another factor that affects price is the extra features. Does it have a place for stemware? Is it refrigerated?
So, who buys corner wine racks anyway? Most often those who buy corner wine racks are those individuals with an eye for aesthetics and maximizing space. Those individuals who may live in apartments, townhouses, condominiums, or other space-challenged spaces often choose corner racks. Additionally, those individuals who want to maximize space in their wine cellars often find corner racks an attractive alternative.
- Grid wine rack storage – This form of storage is just what it says. The rack is laid out in a grid. The wine bottles are slid into the squares formed by the grid. Very efficient and minimalistic in design.
- Short wine rack storage – This is similar to grid storage but, on a smaller scale. Great for those who don’t have a lot of wines or a lot of space. Can be set on a table.
- Diamond cube wine rack storage – This is grid storage set on its side, creating a diamond shape. This storage is strictly aesthetic, not functional for a basement cellar.
- Wine tasting table wine rack storage – These storage units are short grid storage with a countertop on top for wine tastings and serving trays.
- Wall wine rack storage – These are storage racks, in any shape or form, intended to be mounted on the wall.
- Tree wine rack storage – Again, this is strictly an aesthetic display for living spaces. Holders are arranged up and down a single pole, resembling a tree with short branches (wine bottles).
As you can see, wine storage and display can take many different forms. In comparison to other types of wine storage and display corner racks are extremely versatile. The space requirements are minimal; they can be used as aesthetic pieces or functional pieces.
Some of the styles listed above could take the form of a corner rack, especially the tree wine rack. It lends itself well to being used in a corner, much like as coat tree or coat rack. The diamond storage racks are bulky and take up an inordinate amount of space. Grid storage, while functional, is a bit boring. All of these things considered, corner wine storage racks provide consumers with the most versatile, aesthetically pleasing, and space conscious alternative.
All things considered, corner wine racks provide a great alternative to typical racks. The variety of materials used and designs available make them a possible alternative for any wine collector. In addition, the large range of prices ensures that consumers at almost all price points have access to a variety of racks from which to choose.
Unlike certain other types of racks, corner racks are an attractive alternative to an array of consumers from young professionals in need of space saving alternatives to retirees looking to build the ultimate basement wine cellar. When compared to other wine storage systems, corner storage racks are going to be much more versatile and user friendly.
The fusion of aesthetic form and utilitarian function make corner wine racks a viable alternative to all wine collectors, whether you are just starting out in wine collecting or are more experienced.