When storing wine, it is important to store the bottles horizontally so that the cork remains moist and therefore airtight. You also need a place that is out of the direct sunlight and heat. If you are having trouble finding a spot to store your collection, consider incorporating a wine rack under your kitchen counter.
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Determine if you want your wine rack permanent. If you don't plan to stay in your home long term, you may not want to attach the rack to your cabinets. Future buyers may not like losing cabinet space for a wine rack.
Choose the location for your wine rack. Heat ruins wine, so do not place your wine rack near heat sources such as an oven, stovetop or refrigerator.
Measure the area under the counter where your wine rack will go. You need to know the width and height of the area so you know how big of a rack you can handle.
Buy a wine rack that will fit in to your area. Shop online at websites such as WineRacksAmerica. (See link in Resources section.)
Build your own wine rack if you don't find one that fits your dimensions. (See "How to Build a Wine Rack," under Related eHows.)
Attach your wine rack by screwing it in to the underside of the counter. Make sure you attach it to the wood frame under the counter and not through your countertop. Stock your wine rack with your favorite wines.
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