Housing the nectar of the gods is no mean feat. And with bottles becoming unique and wine labels being considered works of art, there’s no reason the display case for the wine should be anything but the best.
Magpie | This compact wine holder stores the bottles in a modern geometric shape. Perfect for the dining room with minimal fuss and little space to spare, the rack keeps bottles at the appropriate horizontal slant and has just enough space to store the appropriate dinner party amount of wine—six bottles. Available at The Next Shop, DLF Mega Mall, Gurgaon, Rs3,000
Dolce Tower | This solid wood tower’s narrow design (40cmx40cm) tucks neatly into a dining room or bar area, but its elegant tower features will not fade into the background. Not only does it have space to store 18 bottles, it also provides an accessory drawer, two glass racks and a shelf for displaying your favourite wine. Available at www.amazon.com, $150 (Rs6,600)
Philippi | This chrome-plated wine holder only has room for one bottle, but it’s an elegant display case for the table. A weight around the neck keeps the bottle at the perfect tilt, so as to display the fancy label, but not spill a single drop. Available at fcml, A217 Okhla Industrial Area, Delhi, Rs3,490
Good Living | It’s some sea creature from the deep appropriated just for your bar. This aluminium polished wine holder seems to have silver tentacles holding up the bottles, rather than metal arms. To add a bit of flair to the room, at a bottom price, try this nine-bottle compact wine holder. Available at www.shop.rediff.com, Rs890
Gus Designer | To really mess with your drinking buddies, purchase this clear acrylic wine mount that can hold eight bottles of wine in a gravity-defying, eye-pleasing feat. Just be careful not to reinsert the bottles after drinking. After a glass or two of wine you may not remember where the mount went. Available at www.designpublic.com, Rs11,600