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FlatVintner

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I live in a flat and am quite likely to move a bit over the next few years, to avoid the need to disassemble wine racks and then find temporary transport containers for bottles I have been thinking about using 6 or 12 bottle wooden cases.

I am thinking that the cases will mean I can store the wine perfectly easily but transport it far more easily if required.

Does anyone else do this and if not am I missing a good reason not to? I know old cases are more expensive than racks but a bit a searching on Ebay does show some at not unreasonable prices.
 

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Well, I do not do that, but I think it is a fantastic idea! As long as you have the dosh. I think it would look very nice.
 

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stacking weight would be my only concern. are wooden cases durable enough to stack cases? otherwise great idea
 

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Great, thanks for the reply all, that helped reassure me that there wasn't an obvious problem.

Salcoco, I agree about the stacking although I wouldn't anticipate stacking more than one on top of the other, the other advantage of cases vs racks is that I can put the cases under other (lighter) bits and pieces that I need to be able to get out the the store room.
 

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