A place for your bottles. (Scott Warman via Unsplash/)
Wine enjoys a unique place among its peers by being one of the few alcoholic beverages that is readily, and appreciably, displayed like a work of art (beer is lucky to have its own minifridge). Whether you have only a small countertop or an entire room to devote to your love of wine, a good wine rack will help preserve bottles and create a monument to your impeccable taste.
From compact to elaborate, here some great wine rack to help you shine a spotlight on your Pinots, Chards, Cabs, and everything in between.
Picture perfect. (Amazon/)
If you think of wine as a work of art, you should definitely treat it as such. The FirsTime & Co. rack is a wall-mounted display (against stylish weathered wood) that presents four bottles of your finest vintage in a tasteful and aesthetically pleasing way. This 24-inch-tall rack also features weathered gray metal brackets that give the whole display the feeling of a vintage, unearthed treasure.
How’s it hanging? (Amazon/)
Designed to hold both your bottles (up to 5) and your best stemware, the RiteSune wine rack does more than just store: it creates a wine centerpiece for the dining room, lounge, or home bar. The hanging rack is made of sturdy wood to ensure your favorite glasses don’t tumble to the ground at the slightest vibration, while the strong 10.25-inch metal mounting braces handle the rest. It only need slightly a hair over 22” worth of wall space, so it’s handy for those with limited room.
More than storage, it’s a statement. (Amazon/)
If you have the space and the enthusiasm (and the willpower) to collect and display more than 90 bottles of wine at a time, you can’t just settle for a few tiny countertop display racks. You need a serious wine rack. The Smartxchoices modular wine rack is constructed of hardy pine wood and can hold up to 96 bottles (eight layers holding 12 bottles each). The whole rack stands about 37 inches high and connects without screws or hardware—yet comes with a 100 percent wobble-free guarantee. Look like a craftsman and a sommelier all in one.
It even looks good empty. (Amazon/)
A small, countertop wine rack capable of handling 8 bottles, the Bambkin gives your mini-collection the eye-catching, elegant display it deserves. Made of solid and durable bamboo, the rack is lightweight and easy to assemble, and is finished in a smooth dark brown polish. It says a lot about your taste in wine, but even more about your taste in general.