By Samantha Hu. Wine Cellar Accessories. Published at Thursday, May 31st, 2018 - 08:08:52 AM.
Tabletop & Countertop Wine Racks: Another great option for the casual wine drinker is a tabletop rack. These racks generally hold fewer bottles than floor or wall-mounted racks. The casual collector can store a few bottles at once on their tabletop wine rack, making this style of storage perfect for people who live in apartments or smaller homes. If you can’t install a wine room or cellar, tabletop wine racks allow you to easily grab a bottle of wine and pop it in the refrigerator to chill when company comes over.
There are also types of smaller wall-mounted racks that provide you with wall décor in any room in your home. When you use wall-mounted racks in your kitchen or dining room, you will still run into problems with light and temperature control, so be sure you aren’t using these racks for the sole purpose of aging. Another draw-back of wall-mounted racks is the installation and hardware. You have to be comfortable putting nails, screws and other hardware into your walls. You will also find it more difficult to take your racks with you if you ever choose to move to a new home.
If you like to store bottles at home then it is a good idea to convert your basement area or some spare room inside your home into a well placed cellar. There are certain requirements for a cellar for wines. The cellar area has to be humid, cold and dark. Wines need to be stored at specific temperatures and hence proper care should be taken about the temperature conditions in order not to ruin the expensive bottles.
Providing the right orientation to keep the cork wet; Making it easy for even turning; Allowing for better humidity and temperature control; Making it easier to identify bottles; Reducing the amount of direct light on the bottles. No matter if you are a wine expert and connoisseur of fine wines or just a hobbyist with a growing collection, you can benefit from the aid that a wine rack provides. The right wine racks can make a huge difference in how your wine ages. Each type of rack provides its own unique characteristics and benefits.
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