Wine racks are efficient ways of displaying and organizing small or large collections of wines. These storage devices allow wine bottles to be stored on their side, in order for the cork to maintain contact with the wine at all times. Keeping the cork moist prevents it from drying out and becoming brittle. A dried-out cork can promote oxidation which can then result in wine spoilage.
Wine storage racks are manufactured from various materials such as wood, stainless steel, metal, and wrought iron. They come in a variety of styles, sizes, and configurations that can suit different needs and requirements. Most wine racks come with individual bottle storage compartments that secure wine bottles firmly in place. There are also racking systems that are designed to hold a dozen or so bottles in one compartment.
Bottle holders are meant for bulk wine storage providing convenience and versatility in terms of storage options. They can accommodate a large number of wine bottles of varying sizes, from split bottles to double magnums. Common examples of bulk wine storage racks are diamond bin shelves and case storage.
Diamond bin shelves provide better management of your wine collection. These racks are designed to facilitate proper airflow between wine bottles and they are ideal for long-term storage. Diamond bins have stackable features that allow you to add to the device as your wine collection expands. They are available in various styles and storage capacities.
Solid Tall Diamond Bin, Solid Individual Diamond, Solid X Bin, and Lattice X Bin are some of the most popular bin shelves on the market. These storage bins are elegantly crafted by Wine Cellar Specialists.
Solid Tall Diamond bins have a storage capacity of 200 wine bottles. Solid Individual Diamond bins feature individual slots that can hold 95 bottles in total. Solid X bins come with an X divider and can hold around 44 wine bottles in each square. A Lattice X bin features lattice-style woodwork and it has a total capacity of 132 bottles.
Case storage is another type of bulk wine storage. This wine rack allows you to store wine bottles without removing them from their original cases. Case storage can accommodate both wood cases and cardboard cases. Wood case wine racks have narrow and short openings, while cardboard case wine racks feature narrow and tall openings. Some case storage racks have pull-out wine shelves for easy access.
Wood is the most common material used in making racking systems for bulk storage. The typical wood types used in construction are redwood, mahogany, and pine. Wood has an inherent beauty that can blend well with any decorating scheme. Some wood species are also naturally resistant to mold and mildew, which makes these storage devices perfectly suited for the damp conditions of a wine cellar.
Bulk wine storage racks are a great alternative to single-bottle storage because they offer flexible storage solutions. These racks can fit standard and large format bottles as well as case lots. They allow you to utilize your space in an effective and efficient manner.