Little known fact: Corks need wine’s moisture to maintain the airtight seal that protects wine from spoiling (especially while maturing). That's why the best tabletop wine racks should store your wine horizontally or with a slight tilt so the bottle’s neck points down. Beyond this key feature, there are also a few other things to consider.
Many wine connoisseurs recommend metal racks for its ability to grip slick glass bottles. But if you prefer a wooden rack's aesthetic, look for hardwood, like mahogany, to withstand the bottles’ weight; bamboo is a lightweight, sturdy, more affordable alternative. Plastic is another sleek, minimalist option that works great on your counter or in your fridge for chilling a bundle of white wines and rosés.
Then, ask yourself how much wine you’re storing. If just starting a collection or looking for a presentational addition to your cellar, a small capacity rack, around six bottles, should do the trick. To grow your collection in the future or store your already robust collection, try racks that can hold up to 12 bottles. You'll see a few stackable or modular options for future expansion or reconfiguration.
Also, consider whether you want to store other kinds of wines like champagne, brandy, or cognac, or other alcohols. These bottles have different shapes than traditional wine bottles and some racks have a wider slot that can accommodate them.
Finally, the last parameter is aesthetic as this purchase isn’t only functional but will likely be a mainstay on your counter or dining room table. Wine racks come in different styles from minimalist to rustic and more.
With that, here are the best tabletop wine racks on Amazon.