Wine racks tend to be at best boring and at worst unsightly. If you're going to go to the trouble to lay your favourite bottles on display, just begging to be picked up and their corks popped, you might at least go to the effort of finding a wine rack with a bit of character.
We've searched high and low for some of the best, prettiest, and downright brilliant wine racks around:
Take, for instance, this completely original, eye-poppingly stunning wooden gnarly tree wine rack from Paul Williams Design on Etsy. It may only hold six bottles (he can make different sizes on request), but it's worth the £140 price tag just on beauty alone.
If you like your design more minimal, Black + Blum have created the metal flow wine rack, which is all swirly but so subtle you hardly notice it's there. It's £30.00.
Okay, so it only holds one bottle, but I heart the Wine for Your Life bottle holder so much. You can pick it up from Bouf for £11.50.
I'm trying really hard to be reasonable and not include this because the shipping it so expensive, but OH MY GOD IT'S A WINEOSAUR BOTTLE HOLDER! It's made from gorgeous birch wood and stained with either walnut or a mixture of beeswax and orange oil. I love it so much I'd happily pay £32.64 for it, but as it's from the States the shipping is an extra £26.75. May just move to the States so I can buy all of The Backpack Shoppe's stuff.
cactus wine rack. Not one for those that like their furnishings subtle, it is still pretty cool in my books. It's available from £123.30 on Amazon.
tall oak wine rack for its simple, understated style. It holds an impressive 16 bottles, however it is £160... They do a 6 bottle one that starts at £85.
I love the simplicity of this honeycomb wine rack from Habitat. It's on trend in a gold finish, and simple enough not to offend anyone. Practical and classy, what more could you want? Also, it's £30.
If you're planning to spend a bit more, but still like things relatively simple, then how about this handmade copper wine rack from Proper Copper Design? It's not the cheapest at £240, but it's really rather lovely.
*This post has been updated for 2016 with new links, prices, and one or two completely new ideas*