You don’t have to be a wine enthusiast or hobbyist to need a place to store or exhibit your wine collection. The way you store your wine and how it is stored is very important so if you are interested in fine wine, you need to learn about wine racks and other storage options.
Anyone interested in fine wines deserves a storage rack system that is both beautiful and durable to help them keep their collection in order and in good condition. The good news is that there are many options available when it comes to wine storage units that range in a variety of sizes and prices. So no matter how small or large your collection is there is a wine rack perfect for you.
Before you choose your wine rack you need to understand some basic information about wine that will help you choose the right storage system. The home can be the worse environment around for storing wines. Therefore, you have to find the right environment to store your wine or you could very easily run into problems.
For example, if wine is stored in a room with too much humidity then the labels could be damaged by mold and the corks can begin drying out. To prevent this from happening, the humidity should be at least 70%. Did you ever wonder why wine racks hold the bottles at an angle on their sides? It is to help prevent the corks from drying out by allowing the wine to help keep the cork moist. If the cork does dry out, then it will shrink just enough to allow air to get into the wine causing it to oxidize.
For the most part wine is bottled in colored glass. This is done to keep the light out because light can damage the flavor of wine. For this reason it is recommended that you store wine in a dark place. It should also be an average temperature of 50 to 60 degrees to allow the wine to age slowly the way it was meant to do. If the environment is to hot or cold it interferes with the aging process.
Now that you know what type of environment is needed you are ready to choose the right location for your wine rack. You choose the location first so that you will know what size and style of wine rack to buy. Wine racks are made out of different types of material such as wrought iron, wood, stainless steel and wire. You also have your choice of floor model or wall mounted units.
The least expensive wine racks are the wire grids and the ones made from stainless steel. Wood racks seem to be the most popular choice. However, you do have to be aware that some woods can warp easily such as the Douglas Fir and Pine so, make sure you buy from a good reliable distributor.
If you do not have the right environment for storing wine, then you can also consider purchasing a wine fridge. This will allow you to properly control the humidity and temperature correctly. These also come in different sizes such as the full size, half size and double size. If you have a small business or large area, then it is possible to get a walk-in vault fridge.
Serving wine with dinner or having the option to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine while relaxing is becoming very popular among people of all social standing. If you fall in this category, then you need a proper storage facility to keep the wine put up until you are ready for it. The information listed above will help you choose the one that will work the best for your needs.