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Tips and Tricks for Wine Collectors to Choose A Wine Rack

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Are you one of those men who likes to collect wine? Then you should have a place to store your bottles. Well, you can buy a wine refrigerator or cooler to store your wine bottles. However, this solution is not enough as it can store several bottles. The only best solution is to create a wine storage area and a wood wine rack. Anyhow, choosing a wine rack is not an easy decision to make. Because, there are so many styles, sizes and designs available on the market. Well, that is the reason we are writing this article to help you buy the best wine rack for you.

Storage Location

Before buying a wine rack, you first need to find a suitable place. It is very important because some people make mistakes there. Most of the people choose to place it in the kitchen. Well, it is a normal idea that will come to everyone’s mind. However, it is not suitable as changing temperature and sunlight can ruin your bottles. So, choosing a place is the first step you need to take. You should find a place that is cooler in the home such as a wine cooler unit, or the basement.

Moreover, you need to choose which type of wine you should store on the wine rack. These are the wine bottles that are going to consume in a couple of months. Moreover, you can store those bottles that are not much of value for you. Even if you are storing them in the basement, the temperature of that place can also rise.

Storage Space

The next step is to determine how much storage place you need. It is important to decide the size of the wine rack. To know the answer, you should consider the types of wine bottles and the amount of wine you drink. Because some type of wine bottles cannot store in many wine racks. Because some of the bottles are larger than others such as champagne. If you like these wine bottles, then your rack must have a place for them.

Materials and Construction

Most of the racks are made of wood but there are metal-made too on the market. Some of the people like to use metal racks with nested bottle holder. On the other hand, some prefer to use classic wooden racks. But before choosing anyone, you should look at some construction areas before making any decision. From a construction perspective, a wooden rack is stable and stronger. Another thing that matters is the wood thickness of the rack.

Cooler, Racks or Cellar?

You can only enjoy your wine if you have proper storage for it. If you are living in a temperature-controlled area then wine racks will be a perfect choice. But if you are living in a humid area then you must consider buying a wine fridge. Collecting wine is easy but protecting this collection is essential. That is why; you need to store your collection at the right temperature. So, you can drink these bottles in the future.


Rebecca Berman is an on-camera lifestyle reporter, video producer and blogger based in the NYC metropolitan area. Her improvisational skills shine through via her many talents. After graduating from American University with a BA in Communications, Rebecca worked as a production assistant with numerous celebrities and movie producers on such projects as Cocktail, Arthur on the Rocks and Masquerade, to name just a few. Berman spent most of this period working at broadcast giants MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon, where she produced elaborate events such as the VMAs, movie awards parties, VH1 Awards post-parties. She also worked behind the scenes planning launch parties for both MTV Asia and the first EMA show held in Berlin, Germany. After seven years in the entertainment business, Rebecca decided to take a pause and raise her family. She began a second career as a Real Estate agent, enabling her to stay at home and nurture her three children while working. Her temporary hiatus did not last long. As her kids grew older, she realized she wanted to follow her true passion; promoting things in life she loves. Utilizing her creative personality and production skills, Rebecca landed a job as a lifestyle reporter on the local weekly news show “The Local Live.” Her reporting covers a wide range of diverse topics, from local restaurants and bars to waste management and Veterans Affairs (in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester). Rebecca is happily married, living with her husband and three children in Westchester, NY. Her ambition has driven her to construct some incredible projects that will surely continue to motivate and entertain many people of all ages.

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