Features of a Wine Rack

Features of a Wine Rack

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A brief history:

Step into the fascinating history of wine, where ancient civilizations like Georgia and Iran crafted the fermented drink over 8000 years ago. It wasn’t until 1500 years later that wine production reached Greece, with the discovery of clay cups that served as archaeological evidence. Fast forward to 17th-century Europe, where wine bottles with wooden stoppers soaked in wax or oil were all the rage. This marked the start of wine racks and wine cellars in the homes of the elite. Although the drink became a staple amongst all social classes in Southern Europe, it remained an exclusive commodity in the North, imported solely for the upper echelons. Today, wine has become a global phenomenon, beloved by millions for its rich flavours and history.

Where is a wine rack used?

The kitchen is where you would typically expect to find a wine rack. They can also be found in the dining room or a wine cellar.

Functions of a wine rack:

The purpose of a wine rack is to store bottles of wine. We sell a wide range of wine racks at Furniture UK, including drawers, cupboards and other additional storage features. Many wine racks can also be used as small tables.


There is usually space on top of one of our wine racks to exhibit ornaments, photographs, and other items.


Particularly if you like to keep many bottles of wine in your home, a wine rack is the most efficient way of storing them. We also sell wine racks with cupboards or drawers, which can contain extra items for which there might not be enough space elsewhere in the dining room or kitchen, such as utensils and cutlery.

Furniture UK Wine Racks

Accent piece:

You may also appreciate the touch of class that having a well-crafted wine rack displaying several bottles of wine brings to your dining room or kitchen.

Features of a wine rack:

A wine rack’s storage capacity usually is between 15 and 32 bottles. While some may function as a wine rack, others provide additional storage options such as cupboards and drawers. Many wine racks also have space on top of them to display several items, like a table.

Choosing a wine rack:

You will have to consider three different factors in choosing the best wine rack for you:

  1. Where do you want your wine rack to be positioned? It would be best to decide on a room and then look for a wine rack that fits in with its wood colour and style.
  2. The number of bottles of wine that you would like it to hold. We sell wine racks with a range of different capacities.
  3. Whether you’d like to be able to store other things in the wine rack apart from wine, Furniture UK also sells wine racks that come with attached drawers and cupboards.

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How to look after a wine rack:

It would be best to keep your wine rack in the best possible condition by cleaning and protecting it with decent-quality beeswax. We, therefore, recommend that you avoid exposing it to strong sunlight or positioning it near or in front of a radiator. You will also want to avoid exposing it to heat that might cause it to shrink, therefore loosening its veneers and joints.