If you are here and reading this, the wild guess is that you are a wine lover and will do anything reasonable to ensure your wine is well protected.
This article promises to offer useful information on how you can effectively store your amazing collection of wine.
We will achieve this by discussing ultra wine racks in particular. But before we do just that, how about we give you some amazing information about wines?
The Shelf-life of Wine
Aside from the delightful taste and health benefits of many kinds of wines, the shelf life is another thing that is amazing about them. Generally, the shelf life is more guaranteed when it is unopened than when it is.
Also, factors that determine the drink worthiness include; the protective glass package, the location of preservation, and the manufacturer.
That being said however, wines last somewhere between 2 – 20 years.
It might also interest you to know that some people prefer to keep their wine unopened for a very long while before enjoying the content. Many of these people believe the taste is better with age.
Storing Your Wine Appropriately
There are many options people can explore for storage. However, some are more capital intensive and require special features installed. On the other hand, some are just very easy to make use of. Having established this fact, listed and explained below are the major storage options for wine:
We like to call this “the big guy of storage”. This is about a specially created room for the proper storage of these valuable bottles.
However, this is a very expensive and technically demanding approach to storage. For instance, the room and features installed have to be void of heat, harmful light rays, vibrations, and several other things.
Furthermore, it is best suited for people who are actively into the mass production or sales of these bottles. We strongly suggest that you consider other options if you do not fall into either category.
Many people use the words wine cabinet and racks interchangeably. Well, the truth is that they are different even though they have some similarities.
For one, they are not as massive as the cellar option explained above. However, they are also different especially in the area of cost, storage space, and storage conditions.
Generally, cabinets are more enclosed than racks and are seen as a more protective option by many wine lovers. However, they are not as convenient to use as racks. Well, let us discuss some more about racks in the next point.
If you want a portable and easy-to-use wine storage option, then you should seriously think about racks. They come in various materials, sizes, and present many options for wine lovers.
However, you have to be more deliberate about where they will be situated. This is so that you will protect your valuable bottles from damage.
For instance, situating your rack anywhere in the kitchen is a bad decision. This is because the activities that go on in the kitchen can negatively impact the rack and the content it stores.
Generally, you are to situate the rack in a location that is protected from harmful light rays, moisture, vibrations, and heat. These are the major things you should consider before placing ultra wine racks anywhere within your space.
Aside from the options discussed here, coolers and special wine refrigerators may count. However, we did not include them here as we consider them short-term storage options.
For instance, a wine refrigerator can only house the bottles for a while. Excessive storage can do damage to the quality of the content. The same thing applies to the cooler.
Which Wine Storage Option Should You Go for?
We strongly recommend that you opt for an ultra wine rack. The reasons for this include the following:
Possibility of Long Term Storage
As explained above, racks can be used for the long-term storage of wine. This is unlike what is obtainable with special refrigerators and even coolers. So, you really should give the use of racks a thought if you are looking to store your wine for a very long time.
Easy to Use
For us, this is the greatest advantage of making use of this option for storage. Many of these products are designed in such a way that guarantees convenience while using them. Setting up this wine storage option is a lot easier than what is obtainable with cellars and cabinets.
Still on the subject of convenience, it might interest you to know that some of these products are stackable. This means that you can save space when you are not using all the slots available for storing your wine.
Stylish and Aesthetically Appealing
This is another reason you should have this option as a wine lover. With many kinds of ultra wine racks, it is not just about properly storing your bottles but having a stylish and aesthetically pleasing feature within your space.
Many people that take a look at this storage option cannot resist the urge to take a second and third look. It is truly a sight to behold for many. So, you should think seriously about this option if you are looking to add some spice to your space.
A Cheaper Alternative
We cannot stress enough how cellars are a very capital-intensive storage option. On top of that, cellars require a large amount of space in a choice location.
Well, the situation is a whole lot better with racks. They are a lot cheaper than having a cellar made in your home.
We cannot categorically say racks are cheaper than cabinets. The reason is that some ultra wine racks cost more than cabinets. In the same vein, some cost less.
Many Options Available
The wine rack manufacturing industry has seen a lot of improvement. This is especially in the area of materials that can be used for making these items.
Materials that are explored by these manufacturers include wood, steel, aluminum, and even plastic.
This wide range of options in the form of materials allows you to make the choice best suited for you. For instance, you can stay away from wooden racks (which are actually more traditional) if your room temperature is not best suited for wooden racks.
You should also know that there are many kinds of racks available. They include the following:
Frankly, we cannot state all the options as manufacturers keep coming up with amazing ideas and products in this regard.
Tips on how to Choose the Right Rack
As you have noticed from the last point discussed, there are many options available should you choose to purchase a rack.
However, they all do not offer the same experience and so you should be particular about getting the right product. On this note, here are some tips on how to get the rack best suited for you:
You can get a rack with the best features for all its worth. However, this comes at a cost. For this reason, you will do well to consider how much you are willing to spend before making a choice.
If you look well enough you will find a good rack that fits right into your budget.
Your choice might be restricted if you do not have so much space to spare. You might want to consider stackable, wall-mounted, and other space-saving options if you fall into this category.
The saying that “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” is relevant when getting a rack. This is because your definition of a beautiful rack is subjective.
For this reason, you are strongly advised to get something that meets your expectation of beauty and fits your style. Go for something that you will glance at and be proud you made the purchase.
Make Good use of Credible Reviews
Some wine lovers cannot keep mute about their passion for the valuable bottle. Some of them go the extra mile of giving reviews on wines and wine accessories such as racks, cabinets, coolers, openers, and several other things.
You can take a cue from their analysis when you decide to make your purchase. For instance, we once read a review article that shed light on why wall-mounted options may not be the best for certain people. The point is that you should hear these views before making the final decision.
Consider Your Collection
You should not get a large rack if you are not given to buying a large collection of wine. If you insist on getting a large rack for times when you have a large collection, you should probably go for a stackable option. This is because you will be able to remove parts that are not needed for the time being.
The point here is the need to consider how much wine you are looking to store. This will help you figure out and purchase a product best suited for you.
There is also one more thing in this regard. You should as well consider the size of the bottles you will be storing.
This is because some bottles are very large and need a rack feature that can accommodate them. So, you should consider this.
For us, racks are one of the best wine storage systems for many reasons. We have discussed some of these reasons in this article.
Additionally, getting the right rack entails considering several factors that have also been discussed here. We hope that you pay attention to these factors so that you end up with the right product.