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Cheap & Inexpensive Wine Racks: Why They’re A Good Buy!

October 11th, 2010

As wine lovers, there will always come a time when we have to decide between splurging on your wine selection or on your wine storage systems.

An expensive wine storage system may take away your budget for good wines.  On the other hand, expensive wines can cut into the budget for its storage!

Fortunately, there are cheap, yet reliable and inexpensive wine racks that allow you to have the best of both — great wines AND a good storage system.

Form and function rolled into one

Before you dismiss cheap wine racks as of inferior quality, know that they can provide for the same functions as its more expensive counterparts. Are all wine storage rack inexpensive? No, but we can guide you to some good options.

The materials used, design and the construction methods utilized for cheap wine racks are of good quality, too. You will find these racks to be functional and beautiful. I mean, have you seen the choices out there? We’ve seen some fabulous racks! From their looks, you wouldn’t think they were cheap at all!

When you buy budget-friendly wine racks, just make sure that it is placed in a cool and dark place to facilitate the aging process, or make use of a wine cellar cooling unit. There should be no sunlight exposure and no heat, with a little humidity of approximately 60 to 70 percent.

Your wine bottles can be placed in either a horizontal or a maximum of 15 degree angled position so that the wine stays in contact with the cork and keeps it from drying out and loosing it’s capacity to seal the bottle. This will help keep them ready to drink until you are ready.

Now let’s talk strength and capacity.

You’d want to consider both of these strongly since your wines will be stored in them for a long period of time. You want your rack to be strong enough and have enough space for proper storage. To find the perfect wine rack, or cheap wine cabinet, consider the number of bottles you currently have, and how many you usually buy in a week or month.

The general rule is, the more wines to be stored, the larger your wine rack should be.  This way, the total weight of your wine bottles can be evenly distributed over a wider area.

An inexpensive wine rack does not have a sky-high price tag, yet you are assured that it will do the job of keeping wine just as well. Check out some of our best wine racks and our favorite small wine racks.  We hope you find one that suits your budget and taste!

So don’t shoot down cheap wine racks as the uglier, inferior versions. Of course you will ultimately be judged for your impeccable taste in wines and the experience you give your guests when you serve them, but wouldn’t it be great to have an attractive wine rack to show off?


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