Do you have a man cave that’s in desperate need of a wine rack? A first-world problem that may be, but it’s still a problem that needs to be resolved pretty sharpish. The good news is that we have some fine wine racks that will add style and panache to any man cave. They’ll also look great in a study or kitchen – just in case your man cave is still under construction.
So join us please, as we cover a few of the basics before we deep dive into the best wine racks for your man cave.
Why Buy a Wine Rack For Your Man Cave
The first question you might ask is whether you really need a wine rack at all. Surely it’s fine to keep your wine in the box it arrives in or to store it in the cupboard under the stairs?
No, no, no, no, no.
Not only do wine racks add a sense of style and sophistication to your man cave, but they also serve a practical purpose. Keeping your wine stored safely in a rack will protect them from any knocks, scuffs and wobbles that they could receive in a busy man cave.
But more importantly still, storing your wine horizontally actually helps to keep it at its best for longer. That’s because it keeps the wine in contact with the cork, which prevents the cork from drying out and reduces the transmission of air into the bottle. That reduces the risk of premature ageing so your wine is always at its best when it’s time for a tipple.
4 Man Cave Worthy Wine Racks
Moss Large Freestanding Wine Rack
Let’s start big.
If you have a real interest in wine and are the proud owner of a growing wine collection, then the Moss large freestanding wine rack is the perfect choice for you. This affordable solution is neither small nor compact, so you may need more of a man cavern than a cave to accommodate it, but if you have plenty of space, then this 118cm H x 60cm W x 19cm D rack is a great way to fill it.
Aesthetically, it’s probably not the most stylish rack you’ll find, so if you want a centrepiece for your man cave then you may have to look elsewhere. However, if you’re happy to let your wine do the talking, then this clean and contemporary freestanding floor wine rack will be difficult to beat.
Rutland Blue Painted Oak Wine Cabinet
This extremely stylish wine cabinet offers a deep drawer, a sturdy countertop and an elegant home for 16 of your best bottles of wine. With dimensions of 80cm H x 55cm W x 30cm D, this diminutive piece is not imposing, but its tasteful colour, solid oak construction and smooth metal handles make it eye-catching enough to grace the most distinguished man caves. And at just £134.99, it’s excellent value, too.
Shingleton Freestanding Wine Rack
If space is at a premium in your man cave, then this tall and elegant 11-bottle wine rack could be just the right fit for you. Standing at 160cm high but just 23cm wide and 26cm deep, it has an incredibly small footprint to put your favourite wine within easy reach without eating into your chillaxing space.
As well as 11 vertically stacked shelves for your wines, this debonair rack also features a section at the top to hang two wine glasses. That’s perfect if you have company or if you like to be double-parked.
Mango Steam Wine Rack With Glass Top Table
If you’re looking for a fantastic all-around wine rack with a great design, excellent size and an elegant and sturdy frame, then we think this 32-bottle option from Mango Steam (via Amazon) is very difficult to beat. As well as the very competitive price, we love the fact that this metal, freestanding rack has its own glass tabletop. That turns it into a versatile feature in your man cave and helps to free up your hands for the PS5 controller or the TV remote.
The Mango Steam wine rack measures 68.6cm H x 52.3cm W x 22.9cm D, but it’s also available in a more compact 23-bottle version.
So there you have it, our guide to the very best wine racks for your man cave. If you have your eye on a wine rack that you think should have made it onto our list, then please share it with our readers in the comments below.