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What Are the Different Kinds of Wine Racks?

When searching for the right wine rack, it seems as if there are just as many kinds of racks as there are wines themselves.  You can stand them on the floor, hang them from the wall, suspend them from the ceiling, or stack them on the table.  It can be a daunting task to find out what kind of wine rack is right for you.

The first thing you should probably consider when choosing a wine rack is how many bottles of wine you might want to store at one time, as well as how much you want to spend on it.  If you only keep a couple of bottles or wine around the house for impromptu parties, you probably don?t want to invest in a five hundred dollar wine rack system that holds two hundred bottles of wine.  If you have become a connoisseur and collector, you might even want to consider designing a cellar.  Regardless, there are many options in many styles to consider.

A small table top wine rack that holds three to twelve bottles of wine might be a good place to start.  These small, easy to carry wine racks can fit just about anywhere from the kitchen countertop to a side table in your dining room.  These wine racks can be made out of everything from wood to metal to acrylic to leather.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are usually decorative, making your small wine collection look quite impressive.  Many small wine racks also come in wall or ceiling mounted designs as well.  They often include places to hang your wine glasses, corkscrews, and towels from.  Hanging wine racks can be mounted just about anywhere, from under a cabinet to the corner of your living room.

If you?re looking to keep more serious amounts of wine in your wine rack, say a couple of dozen or so, you probably want to consider a floor standing wine rack.  Floor standing wine racks allow you to easily keep, display, and find your wine without having to dedicate an entire room to it.  Most of these medium sized wine racks are made out metal or wood and can be as simple or as fancy as you want them to be.  One of the more interesting looking wine racks you can get is a riddling wine board.  This wooden board leans at an angle and allows you to place multiple bottles of wine neck first into the small holes that are carved into the wine board.  If nothing else, it?s a conversation starter.

Now, if you really want to store some massive amounts of wine, perhaps one or two hundred bottles, you?ll definitely want to invest in a wine racking system or kit.  Most of these wine racking systems are made out of redwood or pine and come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and styles.  Many of these systems come in mix and match pieces that allow you to add-on to your wine rack as your wine collection increases.

Another popular choice is the diamond-shaped cube box wine racks.  These wooden boxes usually hold around 24 wine bottles each and are stackable.  The great thing about these boxes is that you can start out with just one and add to them one box at a time as you wine obsession grows.

Wine racks can range in price from twenty dollars to one thousand dollars or more, so there is literally no limit to how small or how large your wine collection can be.  The only thing that really matters is that you take care of your wine so it will take care of you when you finally uncork the bottle.  So, choose wisely and have fun picking the best kind of wine rack for your particular wine collecting needs.

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