Design, Uncorked: 34 Innovative Wine Racks and Cellars

Thankfully, wine racks and cellars have evolved a lot over time, as a wine is only as good as the conditions in which it’s stored. For both aesthetic and taste reasons, wine storage is the wine connoisseur’s biggest obstacle, as conditions have to be perfect, while avoiding piles of bottles filling the kitchen.

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For the wine fan who saves their bottles for special occasions, a small decorative holder will do just the trick. Plop a favorite vintage into a wire rack and you have a ready made decoration for the most important room in the house.

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Some wine rack designs are more than just storage, and are very active participant’s in a room’s aesthetic. With some creative design, a rack can change from being something that takes up storage space, to an eye-catching decoration.

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Modern design aesthetics mesh surprisingly well with the old school quality of a good merlot. Sleek and minimalist designs show off the best wines in one’s collection.

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The classic wine rack is still in existence, but with some interesting modifications. These racks allow a lot of flexibility in how many bottles they contain. Even when they’re not filled they look perfectly balanced.

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For the goofy wine enthusiast, there are a plethora of wine bottle suits that will clothe a bottle until the day it’s opened. Knights are by far the most popular, but there are plenty of other options as well.

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Don’t think you have room for a wine cellar? Think again. Dornob shows off a company that is filling a unique niche (literally), by creating in-ground spiral wine cellars in almost any space.

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When decorating with wine bottles, be creative. There are a million options. It’s almost certain that someone will find the perfect fit for their interior decor if they look long enough.

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For really tight spaces, and a lot of bottles, it’s easy to create a wine cellar out of any piece of furniture. A house guest can peruse the wine cellar from the comfort of the couch.

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Anyone who likes to come home after a long day’s work and sit back with a good book and a glass of wine can appreciate the utility of these wine bottle bookends.

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A full-blown wine cellar is the only option for the true wine connoisseur. With space for hundreds of bottles, one has to store bottles for years to make this worthwhile. It’s time to convert that dusty basement into something a bit more functional!