Fine Wine Rack Tips to Help You Find One that Suits Your Needs
When it comes to picking out the perfect wine rack, there are many variables for you to consider. For some, this is a great opportunity to really explore things and see what’s available to you. For others, all the choices only serve to confuse them and muddle things. After all, there all different sizes and sorts of wine racks – not to mention the material it’s made out of. Your fine wine rack can be made out of iron, brass, wood, or many other materials.
A fine wine rack made from metal is particulary nice. So what’s good about a metal wine rack? Well, the first and most obvious thing is the fact that it is sturdy. When you buy something made of metal, at the very least you know it’s going to be around for a while. One important thing to remember, however, is that before buying your fine wine rack you should really inspect the welds on it (if possible) to make sure that it’s really well made. If the welds are sub-par, it won’t matter how strong the actually metal is; it’s going to fall apart eventually. Beyond the welds, you can be sure that the metal bars of the rack are not going to warp or bend no matter how many wine bottles you stack on them.
The other great thing about a metal wine rack is its appearance. The metalworkers that make these racks tend to get very creative with all their different designs and there’s just something stylish and classy about a heavy iron rack holding your wine collection. It has a very classic look and never looks cheap. There are literally dozens of designs to choose from and, in fact, you can even get one that’s entirely unique if you shop around. Many small “mom and pop” type places just have a few craftsmen (sometimes there’s just one!) creating their racks and each one is going to be unique.
Are there any drawbacks? Of course; as mentioned earlier, a metal wine rack will probably be held together by welds. If you order a fine wine rack online, there’s just no way you are going to be able to inspect it first, so you’re pretty much counting on the manufacturer to be reputable and making good products. Once you get the rack home and put your bottles on it, there’s a good chance the welds could come loose, which could prove disastrous – especially if the rack is mounted on the wall.
Another thing to consider is the rack’s weight. A metal wine rack may be considerable heavier than a rack made of plastic or wood. This shouldn’t be much of an issue, but when mounting the rack on a wall, make sure that you use proper anchors for the weight – which you should do regardless of what material the rack is made out of!
In the end, a fine wine rack is a worthy addition to any wine connoisseurs collection of wine accessories. Fine wine racks are classy and timeless and go well with any great wine collection!