A wine rack is a popular storage option, preferred by many wine collectors. While wine racks are great when used as decorative pieces, they are also quite useful when storing multiple bottles of wine in a stylish way.
While most wine racks will not keep wine at a specific temperature, they are great tools to utilize when storing wine over the long term. Fortunately, many wine racks are not only useful, but they also make stylish additions to the decor of a home, office, or other living/working space.
Wine Racks Vs. Wine Coolers
While wine coolers keep wine at a specific temperature, wine racks are better for storing wine bottles that will not be immediately consumed. Additionally, many wine racks are more compact and therefore take-up much less space than a wine cooler.
For those that are interested in storing wine in a decorative way, a wine rack may be the best and most stylish option as they come in a variety of styles and sizes that can be carefully chosen or even custom-built to enhance a home’s established decor.
Counter-Top Decorative Wine Racks
There are a variety of wine racks that are specially made to sit upon a kitchen counter-top. In most cases, these wine racks are composed of wrought iron, wood, or a combination of the two materials. These wine racks hold anywhere from one bottle of wine to twenty or more bottles of wine. Although, for the average sized counter-top, a more conservatively sized wine rack will enhance the space, rather than overwhelm. In addition, many of these counter-top wine racks are made to hold wine glasses as well. This helps the wine rack double as a convenient storage option, rather than a simply decorative option.
One great counter-top wine rack is the Butterfly Four Bottle Wine Rack by CBK Home. This wine rack retails for anywhere from $59.99 to $79.99 and is a beautiful option. Another great counter-top wine rack is the Bordeaux 5-Bottle Wine Rack, which is available in Target stores and online for the low price of $19.99. While these racks range greatly in price, they are both stylish options that can easily add a touch of class and sophistication to a space.
Hanging Decorative Wine Racks
There are also a wide variety of wine racks that can be fastened to the wall of a home or other area. These wine racks are usually either in the shape of shelves or constructed to hang from a wall. Hanging wine racks are generally made from rod iron or other metals, while those constructed in a shelf-like manner are usually composed of iron, wood, glass, or a combination of these materials. These shelves and hanging wine racks are lovely when placed in a dining room, fastened above a kitchen counter-top, or when used to decorate a bar or other area used for entertaining guests.
One example of a shelf-like, wall mounted wine rack is the 8-Bottle Wall Mounted Wine Rack by Metro. This wine rack can be found for prices ranging from approximately $45.00 to $80.00. Additionally, this wine rack not only looks great when mounted above a bar or kitchen counter, but holds up to twenty-one wine glasses, as well as eight bottles of wine.
A great hanging wine rack is the Oenophilia Climbing Tendril 6-Bottle Wine Rack. This wine rack can be found at a number of popular retailers, including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and WineEssentials.com. This wine rack retails for prices from approximately $27.00 to $32.00.
Decorative Wine Racks As Furniture
There is a great variety of options when choosing large wine racks that can double as furniture. From large standing wine racks, to tables and bars with built-in wine racks, these racks are extremely utilitarian, as well as interesting and stylish. While many of these wine racks showcase their wine bottle holdings, other styles appear to be regular furniture pieces, yet feature hidden racks.
One great wine rack that doubles as a bar or serving cart is the Serving Cart with 16-Bottle Storage by Camden. This serving cart is made of sturdy wood and is a durable and beautiful addition to a home. This serving cart holds sixteen wine bottles and features a pull-out serving tray, large cabinet, and number of small drawers. Retailing at approximately $830.00, this serving cart can be purchased at EWineRacks.com.
Another great wine rack that doubles as a decorative piece of furniture is the BE1983 Decorative Wine Rack with Wine Storage by Southern Enterprises. This wine rack is free-standing and is composed of a beautiful metal frame and four glass shelves for added storage. This wine rack holds up to seven wine bottles, as well as a number of wine glasses and other serving materials. This decorative wine rack can be purchased from a number of retailers, including Kmart, Sears, Amazon.com, and Kohl’s, and sells for approximately $230.00 to $255.00
Popular Decorative Wine Rack Retailers And Brands
Decorative wine racks are easily found at popular stores, including Walmart, Target, and Kmart, as well as at almost any shopping mall or furniture store. However, there are also a variety of specialty stores that specialize solely in wine racks. Some examples of such specialty retailers are Wineracks.com, GrottoCellars.com, and WineRacksAmerica.com. These retailers offer wine racks designed by a number of artists, including Festa & Co, Ivan McLean, Kendall LeCompte, and Larry Stern, among others.
Decorative wine racks can be found at a great range of prices, some for as low as $10.00, with prices running into the thousands depending of the style and size of the wine rack. However, no matter the style and price range you are seeking, wine racks are a great way to store your wine collection, while showcasing your flair for home decor.