Functionality vs. Style With Wine Racks

Have you ever been in a home with a massive iron wine rack that didn’t quite fit the decor? How about an iron wine rack that is poorly designed but fits in beautifully with the decor? Iron wine racks come in literally thousands of styles and the better ones can be quite functional while still maintaining the room’s “feng-shui”. Iron wine racks are usually black classic wrought iron that hold from a few bottles of wine to many bottles. Some come with places for the glasses and assorted wine accessories. This makes it easy as with this type of iron wine rack, you know where everything is. Have you ever been frustrated at not being able to find your corkscrew or the wine charms that mark specific glasses? This is no longer a problem should you get the correct wine rack.

Iron wine racks can be short and wide or tall and thin. The short ones can be stacked on top of each other, creating a little wine corner that can be built onto like a Lego set. There are lots of options with such wine racks. They can have individual bottle containers or various shaped compartments to hold multiple bottles. This version may be perfect for the person who collects different wines as they give you lots of space for different types of wine.

The tall and thin iron wine racks are frequently called wine jails because they have individual cells and usually a cage door on the front. Find the right spot for one of these long, thin iron wine racks and it can make a lot of difference in a room’s style. Although the wine jails are not designed to be stacked, they can be added onto against a single wall if you have enough space. They can hold 40 or 50 bottles of your favorite wine each. Being as compartmentalized as they are lends them well to an inventory system. When a cell is empty, providing you store them with a sequence, you will know right away which one you need to purchase to keep the rack full.

Types of Wine Racks

There are many types of wine racks available. One of the most sought after types of racks are the designer wine racks. They come in wood, wrought iron, plastic, and concrete. They look sharp and hold your collection securely. There are over 20 different designer racks on display at They come in all shapes and sizes and are priced quite reasonably. On the site, they have categorized the racks as to price, bottle count, height, width and depth.

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Decorative wine racks are supposed to complete a room. They lend themselves to being a focal point in some rooms. They also come in a myriad of shapes, sizes and bottle count. At, they have over 60 very sharp looking wine racks. Price ranges from 19.95 to almost 1,000 dollars so there is something for every budget. The most expensive model, the Bamboo Bar Cart is an example of functionality. It has wheels and space for everything you need to serve wine or other drinks. It has compartments for wine glasses and wine bottles. It has a butcher block parquet top for drink preparation, along with shelves and drawers for all your supplies. This is a quality unit made from bamboo and some stainless steel for things like towel dispensers and handles.

Functionality of wine racks isn’t limited to just bottles and wine accessories. Some wine racks also double as furniture. While not cheap, these units combine style, functionality and multiple uses. They range up from 200 dollars to almost 8,000 dollars.

VintageView wine racks are quite distinctive and are generally a showplace for your most prized wine bottles. They display the bottles with a minimum of coverage but a sturdy support system. This model is perfect for the serious wine collector who wants their guests to go ooh and ahhh. These are really quite reasonable starting at 10 bucks for a one bottle display unit to 80 dollars for a 30 bottle unit. They usually have a distinct support system for the bottles such as just holding the bottles by the neck or the base, displaying the bottle very prominently.

These are just a few of the models available. There are many more types and sizes and price ranges for wine racks at With all the choices available, you have a myriad of possibilities and styles. From oak cabinets to wrought iron wine racks to new age materials, you can make a room very stylish just with the addition of one of these beauties.