There are basically two issues you’ll have to consider when selecting your racks: Style and material. In a general sense, the style and material are linked. For example, VintageView-style racks are only made of metal. They display bottles sideways in single, double, or triple-bottle depth. It’s an interesting way to display bottles, but one that does not make for a great use of space.
In general, though, you’ll probably be installing wood racks in your wine cellar, so let’s take a look at the general types that are available.
You’ll likely find that you will be shopping for wall racks as well as aisle racking if your space is big enough. Let’s begin with wall racks. A note before we proceed: One option worth considering here is that almost all wall racking can be ordered double-deep. What's that, you ask? Well, double deep racking is just that, one bottle in front of the other. It’s a great way to maximize your use of space and is very cost effective. The only drawback is that you tend to bury your bottles a bit, resulting in either lost bottles or wasting of space when that back slot remains empty. It’s a system that is better used by those who are able to maintain a very organized cellar.
First Topic: Individual Wine Bottle Racking