The holidays are quickly approaching, so it’s time for homeowners to start thinking about how they want to display their distinctive wine collections. Whether you’re a long-time collector of unique wine or someone who picks up a few bottles just for the holidays, you’ll want to find the best way to display them.
Wine cellars are the classic method of storing wine, but there are plenty of other options out there as well. If you want to learn how to store wine without a cellar, then you’re in the right place! Get comfortable and check out these awesome holiday wine rack ideas.
All it takes is a quick search on Pinterest to see the plethora of holiday-themed wine racks on the market.
There are wine racks meant to hold a single bottle in the shape of sleighs or snowmen. There are also wine racks able to hold your entire collection; the shape and size of a mini Christmas tree. If you’re celebrating Hanukkah this year, then treat yourself and your guests to a menorah-shaped wine rack.
Thanksgiving is another holiday where excellent wine, meals, and conversations take place. There are some gorgeous turkey-themed wine racks available that would make the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table!
Another creative idea is to buy octagonal-shaped wine racks you can mount to your wall. You can position these to create the shape of a Christmas tree, or simply festoon them with your favorite holiday decor. This is a great option because you can keep the wine rack up year-round and just change out the decorations as needed.
Maybe you don’t have the time to run out a buy a new wine rack. In that case, you can use the decorations you already have on hand to make your current wine rack ready for the holidays.
Drape tinsel around your wine wrack, add some fairy lights or hang Christmas ornaments off it. If you have kids, you can get them involved and have them cut snowflakes and other festive designs out of construction paper or make banners to place around your wine racks.
Once you have your festive new wine rack set up, you’ll need to fill it with the best kind of wine for the holidays. The type of wine you decide to serve your guests will probably depend on the food you’re serving since you want the two to pair well.
A bold, rich red wine like Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with equally rich main courses such as prime rib, ham, or lamb. Turkey, chicken, and other white meats pair beautifully with a nice Chardonnay or Reisling.
If you’re planning on having multiple options for the main course, then you can fill your wine rack with several types of wine. This way, you always have the perfect pairing at the ready for your guests.
Many people make special dishes for the holidays, which means adding a ton of extra food to your pantry. This is a great time of year to go through your pantry and remove anything that’s expired or you feel you won’t use.
Donate any food you feel you won’t use to a food bank, toss anything expired and then organize the rest. A great option for keeping your pantry organized for the holidays is to use stackable mesh baskets. This allows you to separate your food and frees up space for your holiday purchases.
One more tip is to get a Lazy-Susan for your spices. You’ll never have to tear your pantry apart looking for the cinnamon again!
Whether you need help installing your wine racks or need assistance optimizing the storage space in other areas of your home, Harkraft can help. Contact us today to get your home ready for the holidays.