The wine business is both very specific and sensitive – there are recommended ways to treat your wine in order to get the best taste out of the beverage, and the way you store it is one of the important elements. Above all else, a specific temperature is crucial for the maintenance of taste and the other properties of the wine. This is why it is important to have a wine rack in your home – a designated place where you can keep your wine bottles away from sun rays and in the recommended positions. If you are not sure how to introduce this new element to your home, here are some creative wine rack and wine storage ideas.
Built-in storage compartments if you do not have a lot of space
Some people opt to put their stylish wine racks in the living room or the dining room, but this is often not the case because most of these rooms are already filled with clutter, paraphernalia and other decorations. This arrangement, coupled with a small kitchen, is usually the reason why many people opt for built-in storage compartments. It is a practical, neat and overall smart wine storing solution. By building your rack into the wall, it can serve as an interesting stylistic choice that blends in with the kitchen wall. The best position for this rack is the upper part of the wall – which means the bottles will be kept safe and at a nice temperature. They will not take up precious floor or counter space and will be out of the reach of small children.
Sort your wines properly
Sorting your wines according to color and taste can save up a lot of time, especially if you have not put labels on your wine rack. If you opt for labels, you can go with some general tags like – red, white, rosé – in three rows, and then arrange them by year of production. There are many ways to go about this and you can fill your rack with an excellent assortment. Don’t leave your wine rack empty – even if you don’t have the time to go shopping, you can browse the Web and easily buy wines online. The internet has become the most important tool of wine trade, so it is quite safe and even advisable to establish a trade with a particular wine retailer over the net.
DIY – turn a shelf into a wine rack
Creating your own wine rack is surprisingly easy, especially if you already have a space you can repurpose. With a saw, some measuring equipment, a hammer and a few nails, you can turn the shelf into a wine rack in no-time. The most important thing is to paint the wood panels into a color that meshes well with the style of the kitchen/living room. In order to utilize the space properly, place the wood panels into diagonal positions, so the bottles will lie firmly and parallel to each other. Additionally, this way, you will be able to put in more bottles.
Turn a wooden pallet into a wine rack
This is one of the most popular options online at the moment – you can save up money by turning a wood pallet into a wine rack. Why this has become such a trend is unknown, but it is probably due to the fact that it is really easy to achieve a good-looking rack, and industrial design is still somewhat popular – it can look stylishly crude and rustic, plus it can hold at least 25 bottles of wine. You just need to do a bit of lacquering after the work is done, but it is as straightforward a wine rack building projects as they come.
Wine racks can be both functional and stylish, depending on where you want to store your wine. There are many ways to approach building (or purchasing) one, but the most important thing is to keep it accessible. If you ever wanted to build a custom wine rack, you should not be intimidated. It is an easy project even for those who are not particularly experienced with a saw, hammer and nails.