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How Big Are Wine Racks?

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Wine racks by Vinotemp

Wine racks are storage solutions made to hold wine bottles securely.

Available in various installation styles, wine racks may be wall-mounted, placed on a tabletop or counter, suspended from the ceiling, placed on the floor, or mounted inside a cabinet. Wine racks can be made from different raw materials, including wood, metal, acrylic, ceramic, iron, and more. There are many frequently asked questions about wine racks, which we will cover here.

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Benefits of Owning a Wine Dispenser

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The Vinotemp WineSteward™ Four-Bottle Wine Dispenser

Wine dispensers are the perfect addition anywhere wine is served, whether at home or in a restaurant.

Wine dispensers allow wine lovers to open a variety of wines without worrying about wasted wine. Wine drinkers can sip and taste to their heart’s content while the wine is perfectly chilled and preserved. Read on to learn more about the benefits of owning a wine dispenser.

What is a Wine Dispenser?

A wine dispenser is a self-contained system that both dispenses and stores wine. Wine dispensers feature a refrigerated chamber where wine is cooled. To preserve the wine, the dispenser uses argon or nitrogen gas to replace the oxygen inside the open bottle, keeping the wine fresh for several weeks. A dispensing system is operated using a digital controller. The user may select from one ounce, a full glass, or a free pouring option. Wine is dispensed from a nozzle directly into a wine glass, similar to how a soda machine pours pop.

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Types of Wine Racks

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Silver Maple Construction Glass Cabinet with Wine Racks Photographer, Susan Teare

If you are serious about collecting wine, you know that finding the best storage solution for your bottles is a top priority.

Whether you are adding a wine rack to your kitchen, creating an eye-catching wine display in your dining room, or mapping out wine racks for your custom wine cellar, Vinotemp.com has a wide variety of wine rack types to choose from. Here is a guide to the different types of wine racks offered by Vinotemp.

Tabletop Wine Racks

Tabletop wine racks are small capacity racks holding between 1 to 12 bottles of wine. Also called countertop wine racks, they are made from different raw materials, including metal, wood, ceramic, etc. Tabletop wine racks can act as a stylish to display just a few bottles at a dinner party or as a storage solution for those who only keep a few bottles of wine on hand at a time.

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Wine Cabinets vs. Wine Coolers: Is there a Difference?

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Tall Cabinet Wood Wrap by Vinotemp

If you have been shopping for wine storage options, you may be wondering whether a wine cabinet or wine cooler is the best storage option.

Both wine cabinets and wine refrigerators are temperature-controlled, and both include wine racking. While cabinets and coolers certainly have similarities, some differences can affect your decision to purchase. Read on to learn the differences and similarities between wine coolers and wine cabinets.

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Should Wine Racks Be Tilted?

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Horizontal wine racks by Vinotemp

Learning about wine racks will help you make an informed wine rack purchase while also discovering the best way to store your wine.

Did you know that the position in which wine is stored long-term can affect the way it tastes once it is uncorked? By storing your wine in the optimal orientation, you will ensure your wine has the flavors and aromas designed by the winemaker. There are three positions in which to store your wine; horizontal, tilted, and vertical. There are advantages and disadvantages to each orientation.

The ideal way to store wine is on a horizontal wine rack. When wine is stored on its side, the liquid inside the bottle is wetting the cork. When the cork is consistently moist, it maintains its seal and prevents any unwanted seepage. If the cork dries out, oxidization may occur, causing the wine to spoil. Storing wine on a horizontal wine rack also allows the sediment to settle and fall to the side of the bottle, which prevents spoilage. In addition to helping wine age gracefully, a horizontal wine rack looks beautiful. Many horizontal wine racks position the bottle so that its label faces out, showing off various vineyards’ different colors and designs. Horizontal wine racks are an attractive addition to any space and are available for a variety of installation methods including wall-mounted, tabletop, countertop, or floor installation.

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What's the Best Type of Oven for Home Use?

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Both home and professional chefs use ovens to make delicious cookies, roasts, cakes, and more.

The oven is arguably the most important appliance inside a home. Picking the right oven will ensure it lasts a long time and meets the needs of your household. Here are some things to consider when searching for the perfect oven.

Budget

As with any appliance purchase, you will want to plan how much you would like to spend on your oven. The price of an oven will depend on how many features it includes. A range will include both a stove and an oven. A wall oven is only the oven, so you need to leave room in your budget for the cooktop.

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