Wine Storage

2 years ago by Tim

Wine storage, like all accessories, can be expensive. In my experience, many wine racks are rather expensive for the number of bottles they hold, making it an expensive proposition for the semi-serious collector.

After a lot of research, I settled on the Wine Enthusiast's Swedish Wine Rack. Each rack holds 126 bottles in individual slots (single depth), and handles Burgundy bottles well when you alternate the direction of the bottle. These are sturdy and rather nice looking racks especially when joined side-by-side.

Our previous house had a completely subterranean basement, with temperatures consistently in the 55-65 degree range. While it was at times a little warmer than I would have liked, it was consistent enough day-to-day and season-to-season to avoid the expense of an active cooling system. It was also nice to be able to grow our storage along with our collection. When we moved into the house, we had about 200 bottles, so we started with two racks side-by-side. By the time we left three years later, our collection grew to 700 so we were up to five racks.

We've since sold our house and are in the process of building a new home. Since we don't have consistent temperatures in our current temporary housing, we've rented a temperature-controlled storage unit. This is a bare-bones, 5x5x7 storage unit with no racking or shelving. The nice thing is I was able to move a number of our racks into the unit. It's nice to have 55 degree controlled storage, but it's also hard to have most of your wine offsite.

We are in the process of building a new house, we're trying to decide what storage solution to go with. Our previous house had a subterranean basement, with temperatures

We're building a new house and trying to decide on the storage we will go with.

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