4 Types of Wine Storage — Which Is Right for You?

4 Types of Wine Storage — Which Is Right for You?

Becoming a wine aficionado and increasing your collection is an exciting time. It can be hard to keep up as your collection grows, but Brix Wine Storage wants to help collectors store their wine properly, so the quality and taste of the wine lasts for years. With several options available, how will you know which is right for you? Read more to find out!

A white wine rack built into a wall

Wine Rack

If you're just getting into collecting wine, a wine rack is a great, stylish storage option. Not only will it look great anywhere in your home, but you can easily add or replace bottles as you need. There are plenty of horizontal and vertical designs are available so that you can keep your wine rack on a kitchen counter or the floor. Purchasing a wine rack for your home is a convenient and affordable way to store your wine. It gives you quick access to your wine with the option to move it around your home with ease!

The only downside to a wine rack is that you can't keep the wine cool, so if you want to keep your bottles chilled, a wine refrigerator might be better for you. However, if you plan on drinking your wine within 3-5 days, a wine rack is a great choice.

A wine cooler with two doors in a nice kitchen

Wine Cooler

If you're a person who loves to entertain and serve good wine, a wine cooler is a great storage option for you. Typically smaller and more affordable than a wine cellar, wine coolers are designed to keep wine at a temperature range of 10-14 degrees celsius — colder than room temperature, which is great for those who prefer cooler wines. If you are interested in a wine cooler, there are three types; built-in, freestanding, and integrated.
However, bear in mind that the interior racks of wine coolers are quite small, so if you have an expansive collection, a wine cooler may not be the best option for you.

A beautiful wine cabinet stocked with bottles

Wine Cabinet

If you have an extensive wine collection of up to 200 bottles, then consider investing in a wine cabinet or refrigerator for proper storage. Compared to coolers and wine racks, these provide more space to store your collection and come in a variety of styles, from wood to metal. Not only is it beneficial for long-term storage, but it also maintains quality temperature and humidity. It is important to note that you may have to replace or upgrade the cooling unit every few years, but this can be a great long-term option for your collection. This option for wine storage can be expensive, but luckily if it doesn’t fit your budget, we have other options!

A large wine cellar with wooden racks

Wine Cellar

If you're a serious wine enthusiast, you know that having a home wine cellar is the ultimate goal. It's the best way to properly store and organize your ever-growing collection of bottles. Typically, a home wine cellar is located in a damp, cool area such as a basement, making it somewhat of an investment.
Additionally, it does take up quite a bit of space and requires extensive knowledge for proper maintenance. If you don't have room for a wine cellar in your home, then a wine cabinet is a great alternative. These can be conveniently stored in any room and are a great way to show off your collection.

If you're looking to join the ranks of wine aficionados, you need the right equipment to preserve your collection properly. At Brix Wine Storage, we offer a variety of options that use the highest quality materials to help ensure the quality of your wine. Contact us today for more information!