I am OBSESSED with riddling racks.
What is a riddling rack, you ask.
Yep – that’s right. A place to store wine.
Well, actually, the process was used waaaaay back when they started making champagne. The longer the champagne sits in the positions that this rack allows for, the more complex the bubbly! Yum.
Anyway, the one above is gorgeous, but unless I can find one that is super tall and skinny (thereby making a nice home for itself in a lesser used corner of our home) I have my heart set on a wall mounted version a-la the pictures below. I also am not trying to make champagne, rather to simply store my wine in an interesting and effective way.
(image above courtesy of viva terra)
Nice, right?! Art AND wine storage!
Another plus is that it takes the wine out of the kitchen and into another room, maybe the formal dining room. And it also keeps it in a position where the cork stays wet – which as we all know is very important.
I will say though, that I’ve seen a TON of these where the wine bottle isn’t as angled, and it’s still hanging on the wall. And that terrifies me. It just looks like the weight of the bottle will make the neck snap right off which is not good one of the worst things I can think of right now. I mean, who wants to waste wine! And beyond that, who wants to waste wine and destroy your wall/carpet/floor…ah.
(image courtesy of it’s the little things that make a house a home)
So anyway – I plan on attempting to build one of these (with the help of the ever so handy hubs) because they are pricy to say the least!
This also leaves me wondering how and where do you store your wine. Do you have a wine cooler? Wine storage built-in to a piece of furniture or room in your house? Do you even like wine? Do you have any recommendations for me on where I can store MY wine?!
Or, more importantly, what is your favorite wine!?
And now I’m thirsty.