Floor Wine Racks: They Are More Versatile Than You Think
When it comes to wine racks, you have a wide variety to choose from. All offer different eye-catching qualities as well as qualities that help to preserve the flavor of your wine and allow it to age properly. One type of wine rack that is very popular and aesthetically pleasing is the floor wine rack.
A floor wine rack is essentially a metal or wooden board with holes, lattice, or shelves designed to hold your wine bottles on their side. All wine racks are designed to hold the bottles on the side to keep the cork wet. If you store your bottles upright, the cork will dry out over time, pretty much unsealing the bottle and allowing the wine within to spoil.
A floor wine rack, despite the name, does not necessarily have to rest on the floor. Many floor wine rack owner mount their rack on the wall to create a large centerpiece – often on a kitchen wall. Most floor wine rack owners, however, rest their rack on the floor.
One type of floor wine rack that is particularly pleasing is an old riddling rack. Riddling racks are used in making champagne. They look like large wooden boards with holes for the bottles covering the surface. Before corking, champagne bottles are placed in the holes upside down to allow sediment to settle in the neck. Many riddling racks are A-frames, but there are a few that are leaning. In fact, some folks have taken apart old A-frame riddling racks (they’re usually just held together by hinges) to make two identical leaning floor wine racks!
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