Jul 02 2012
Many people are disappointed to find that the expensive wine they bought for an important occasion became worse instead of better after storing. Improper wine storage is a common problem. Wine is a very delicate beverage and it needs to be stored correctly in order for it to be in its prime for enjoyment. One of the things that contribute to proper wine storage are wine racks. Wine racks are where your beloved wines rest and mature. You want to make sure that the wine racks you buy are those that will keep your favorite wines safe and will allow them to age tastefully.
This article tackles wooden wine racks in particular.
Wine racks can be made from a variety of materials, but wooden wine racks are the best. One of the reasons that wooden wine racks are great is that they can save you a lot of money. Instead of buying all your racks at once, you only need to buy one rack at a time depending on your storage needs. As your collection grows, you will only need to buy the necessary number of racks and stack them on the ones that you already have.
Contrary to popular belief, the best wooden wine racks are not necessarily the most costly. You just need to find the right place to buy them. The cost of the wine racks also depends on the wood used. There are many different kinds of wood to choose from but the most popular woods used used to make wine racks are Pine, Cedar, Redwood, Mahogany and Fir. Each wood type has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages so choose the wood type wisely. Some are of course more expensive than others, although a cheaper wood does not automatically mean it is lower quality, so remember to prioritize quality over price.
Wooden wine racks are the better choice compared to metal wine racks. Unlike metal wine racks, wooden racks do not conduct heat. This is important because conducted heat can cause fluctuations in the temperature of the wine storage room. Wine needs to be kept in the ideal temperature (50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) without any fluctuations. Fluctuations can damage your wines. If you want to make sure that your wines are stored properly, avoid anything that could alter the temperature inside of your custom wine cellar. Choose wooden wine racks over metal wine racks. Besides wine racks, a wine cooling unit is also very important in keeping the temperature and humidity inside your wine cellar room properly regulated.