Most wine is consumed within a few weeks of purchase and often within a day of purchase. Some people are wine collectors and store wines for long-term aging. Here are a few ways to store your wine.
For storing a few bottles of wine on a countertop or shelf, the VonShef rack’s geometric design has a retro minimalist look. The gentle curves in the Oenophilia Bali Wine Rack were inspired by ocean waves. Sleek and chic, the Butterfly wine rack is made from light-weight wood and stores eight bottles of wine.
These free-standing stackable bamboo wine racks hold 12 bottles each. They can be placed on a counter, shelf, or it can be used in a wine cellar. They do not require any tools to assemble. An alternative to wood racks is this 24-bottle chrome rack. It is light-weight and inexpensive.
In smaller homes counter/shelf space and floor space often cannot be spared to store wine. This wall-mounted rack stores six bottles of wine in minimal space. If you need somewhere to store your stemware too, this wine shelf has a built-in stemware rack.
If dinner parties are the only time you have wine, the Monkey Mat is your best choice. Simply roll it out on the counter and stack the wine on it. When the wine is gone, roll up the mat and stick it in a drawer — or use it to store bottled water in your fridge. It is a multi-tasker!
Whichever rack you choose, keep your wine away from temperature fluctuations, light, and humidity. Do not place racks where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, furnace or air conditioning vents, or in damp basements.