11 Non-Traditional Ways to Store Your Wine
Stylish storage solutions for vino aficionados (that don’t require a bar cart).
Updated Sep 29, 2021 8:00 AM
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Listen up wine connoisseurs: If you take your drinking seriously, then you know that where you store your vino matters. Because we love our wine almost as much as we love clever design hacks, we dug up the ingenious ideas for stashing your most prized possessions. Whether you’re over the bar cart movement, tight on room, or simply want a creative way to display your collection, these inspirational fixes not only look great, but also keep bottles safe.
While not an easy choice to make, sometimes finding a place for your wine takes precedence over a home for your shoes. Consider transforming a spare closet into a luxe mini bar that will meet all your hostessing needs. We love that this glamorous setup includes a mini fridge, so you can keep bottles chilled for guests throughout the night.
Compromised cabinet space
In this small Scandi home, a collection of wooden pegs stands in for dish storage. We love how this minimalist substitute adds a sense of depth to a tiny cooking space.
A designated nook
Carve out a slender spot for your wine in the kitchen, much like this sleek presentation by Wanda Ely Architect.
Don’t count this prime location out. Functionality takes on new meaning when you utilize the space under your stairs to house your finest reds and whites.
An exposed brick display
At this edgy Budapest apartment, copper rods make for a solid industrial-inspired display. Craft an impressive statement by transforming an entire wall into a wine lover’s dream or add a few rods for a simple metallic look. Who needs wall art when you have Pinot Grigio?
A touch sculptural, this floor-to-ceiling solution makes picking the right bottle easy. While you may need a ladder close by to offer an assist every now and then, at least this sky-high hack makes it easy to read the labels.
Mount and hang
It’s true, we love just about any shelf that hangs. This rustic on-the-wall piece from Wayfair helps keep bottles off the counter when you’re getting busy in the kitchen. Most importantly, this three-piece set doesn’t have to just hold your bottles. Glasses and cocktail tools are welcome, too.
Embrace your inner show-off by installing a transparent cellar to parade a colorful collection. This storage option lets the passionate be totally clear with everyone who passes through their home: You don’t mess around when it comes to wine.
We’re taking major organization cues from this breezy waterfront West Village home. This grab-as-you-go hack not only helps keep vino in order, but it also ensures that glass bottles stay of reach from kiddos who might also be roaming the home.
Mimic the look and feel of a cellar in the pantry by incorporating X-shaped wine boxes that allow for maximum storage.
A very mini-bar
Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean you can’t champion the entertaining game. A beautiful boozy surprise, consider building or buying a practical mini-bar display that can double as kitchen counter space.