Buying a wine rack: Things you need to know
You don't necessarily have to be a wine collector to appreciate the style and functionality of a wine rack. Maybe you’re a casual wine drinker, but you still need somewhere to store those wine bottles you’ve been saving for dinner parties.
Whether you’re a wine lover or you know someone who is, with dozens of wine rack options to choose from at vidaXL, you’re sure to find at least one to your liking. We’ve got so many unique designs that you might even end up buying more than one.
If there is something you should know before you start shopping for wine racks, that is how much storage space you need and the type of wine rack you’d like.
Number of bottles
If you don’t have many bottles or you only want to display part of your collection, naturally, a smaller-sized wine rack will do. From wine racks for 3 bottles to large ones that hold up to 120 bottles of wine, at vidaXL, you’ll find a huge selection.
Wine rack styles
The same applies to interior design styles. You can go for bohemian, farmhouse, retro, modern-looking wine racks, and many others. vidaXL is the place to shop if you want a wine rack that can easily become a conversation piece.
How to go about picking the ideal wine rack
Besides figuring out how many bottles you need and the suitable interior design style, it would be a great idea to take some measurements, in order to know exactly how much space you can work with.
Using filters, at vidaXL you can target your search by looking for a specific wine rack of a certain width, depth, and height. The same goes for price, color, material, and brand. Besides our own brand vidaXL, we carry brands like Homemania, Ambiance, and Metaltex.
But if you need more help, you can turn to our Cabinets and Storage Choice Assistant. All you have to do is answer a few quick questions, so our choice assistant can give you recommendations based on your answers. How cool is that?
How to incorporate wine racks into your home design
If you want to create a cohesive look, you need to make sure that the wine rack you’re planning to buy fits the overall interior design style of our home. Here are a couple of tips that will help you achieve that:
Design consistency: The easiest way to incorporate wine racks into your home decor is by choosing one that fits into the same design style. Moreover, there are so many wine racks that double as decorative pieces.
Use extra wine racks: Wine aficionados might want to display their collection in plain sight, but you cannot keep wine bottles in places with high temperatures or high humidity. For avid collectors, the best idea is to create a wine cellar or a wine storage area using wine racks that go together. We’ve got plenty of styles that provide a generous amount of storage.
Pick the right material: Another aspect to keep in mind when incorporating wine racks into your home design is the material. Usually, wooden wine racks are better suited for more traditional homes, while those made of aluminium or iron, most commonly fit in a modern home.
But, of course, there are exceptions, so take your time picking a suitable material that is consistent with the rest of your furniture. Luckily, vidaXL carries wine racks made from a variety of materials including aluminium, steel, oak wood, and teak.
The best wine racks for small spaces
You don’t have to own a mansion to create a wine storage area. At vidaXL you’ll find plenty of wine racks made to fit in small places. You’ll even find wine cabinets with ample storage room for wine bottles.
If you don’t have a lot of bottles to store, go for a space-saving wine bar with foldable wooden shelves. A wall-mounted wine rack can also help you save some space while storing your collection of wine bottles.
Another excellent choice for small spaces would be a wall-mounted wine rack that holds up bottles of wine as well as glass cups. Even if you don’t have a lot of bottles to store, make sure you keep your wine out of direct sunlight.
Wine rack ideas for large spaces
If you’re a wine lover and you have a house with a basement, then you’ll probably want to take advantage of that space and create a suitable wine storage area.
Whether you choose your basement or a corner of your home where it is cool enough for the wine to be stored, you’re going to need large wine racks to display your wine bottles in style.
Naturally, it’s best to go for durable materials and you should make sure to pick a wine rack with sturdy shelving. We’ve got both durable materials and solid wine shelves at vidaXL, so you’ll definitely find one that best suits your space.
Quick tip: Usually, our large wine racks come with wall attachments, so you might want to fix them to the wall to make them more stable and prevent overturning. If you’d like to learn more about preventing your furniture from tipping over, here is where you’ll find all the information you need.
Where to place your wine rack in the house
So you’ve found the ideal wine rack. Now, where in the house should you place it? That’s actually a very important aspect to take into account considering that the wrong placement can ultimately ruin your wine. Randomly placing it in the kitchen or in your living room is not the best idea.
So, what is the best placement then? It all comes down to where the coolest part of your home is. Maybe it’s the basement or the pantry room. The point is to avoid high humidity, overexposure to high temperatures, or direct sunlight. These specifics will immediately narrow your options.
However, if you’ve played with the idea of creating a wine room in your house, but you realize that you don’t have the appropriate space to store the bottles, you could always install a climate control system. Or you can always place your wine rack in a walk-in pantry, or in a corner of a room with the right temperature.
Wine storage rules and tips
Maybe you’re already familiar with the basic rules for storing wine, but if you needed a reminder, here we go:
Temperature and humidity: Wine bottles or wine racks should be stored in dark and dry places, or else the wine gets spoiled. Too cold is also an issue when it comes to wine storage.
Position: Since premature aging can be avoided by constantly keeping the cork moist, the wine bottle should always be placed horizontally in the wine rack.
Display: Make sure you store your wines in a way that you’re able to clearly see all the bottles from your collection and effortlessly pick the one you want. The wine racks and wine cabinets we sell at vidaXL fall into that category.
Accessibility: When you choose a place to store your wine, think about its practicality. It shouldn’t be hard for you to reach, and it shouldn’t take long to bring it out.