Wine + Junk Food Pairings: Find Out Which Snacks Go Great With Your Favorite Glass
Pairing wine with food doesn't have to be a fancy affair. Forget the classic pairings of white wine and desserts or red wine with steak. Instead, indulge in your favorite guilty pleasures — wine and junk food — all at once.
Check out some of our favorite naughty duos from #hgtvhappy:
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Rely on Riddling
Originally created for the use of making champagne in the early 1800s, riddling racks have found popularity with homeowners for their clever adaptation as wine storage. Forgo the big price tag and instead create one yourself with this tutorial from handywoman Cara Troell of Build It Craft It Love It.
Wine and Twine
Until today, we bet you've never seen "aluminum metal flashing" and "twine" in the same sentence when it comes to wine storage. This incredibly creative wine rack holds 16 bottles of your favorite vintage. Check out Blogger Beth Hunter of Home Stories A to Z for the full DIY tutorial.
Transform a Wine Cart
Transform an ordinary wine/bar cart with pallet wood or any other aged wood you have on hand. Blogger Kelly Rinzema of The Lily Pad Cottage repurposed rotting wood from a dock to create this thoroughly chic wine storage cart.
Upcycled Milk Crate
Hung from a wall, a crate that once held milk jugs gets a second life as a creative wine rack. Search for yours at flea markets or thrift stores like Jeff White of Oh! Glory Vintage did.
Tipsy Wine Rack
This whimsical wine rack floats bottles upside down, giving new meaning to the phrase, "Bottoms up!" Friends and family are sure to ask where you got this rustic wine rack. Tell them it's available at Dot & Bo.
DIY Copper Pipe Wine Storage
Copper-toned furnishings are making a comeback, so why not add that accent to your wine rack? Swaddle your wine bottles with a do-it-yourself project that mixes copper pipe and faux leather. Click here for the full tutorial by Laurel Stavros of A Bubbly Life.
Pallet Wine Racks
Love pallets and wine? This set of two wine racks from Del Hutson Designs combines the two. Made of 100% reclaimed wood, each rack can hold eight wine bottles and up to nine stemmed wine glasses for the ultimate in pallet vino storage.
Repurpose a Dresser
If you don't mind a little elbow grease, create your own wine buffet for the dining room from a bedroom dresser (or similar furniture piece). Look for furniture with good bones, then knock out drawers, add wine cubbies and a fresh coat of paint. Kim and Lori of That's So Creative are the masterminds behind this repurposed wine buffet.
Look Under the Stairs
Give new life to the space beneath your stairs with a custom wine cabinet. This example from Vino Cellars & Accessories matches the home's traditional decor. The major benefit of this space-saving storage solution? It's temperature controlled to keep wines at peak enjoyment.
Frame It Up
This rustic wine rack is anything but expected. Made by Cold Creek Brewing, it screws into the stud beside a door frame for sturdy construction that stands up to slamming doors. Guests will be as entertained by the storage solution as they are after two glasses of wine.
Oh, The Wine You'll Store
Prefer easy access to your wine while entertaining? This wine bar tutorial opens up a dresser with two big wooden racks perfect for perusing your vino collection. Blogger Meagan Brockway of The Charming Farmer shows you how it's done.
Space-Saving Wine Closet
Humidity, light and temperature can have a big impact on the quality of your wine collection. Control the elements with the wine cellar of your dreams that also saves space underneath basement stairs. Cedar planks and granite floors will have you well on your way to aging your wine gracefully and stylishly. This custom install completed by Bridgewater Construction in Bloomington, Minn.
Modern and Minimal Wine Rack
Not a big fan of wine but keep a couple bottles around for company? This DIY wine rack will do the trick! Using common materials such as plywood, wooden dowels and leather rope, it's a breeze to make with guidance from Caitlin of The Merrythought.
Iron and Wine
Don't let this seemingly ordinary wine rack from Pottery Barn fool you. It's where you mount it that makes all the difference. Try the side of an upper kitchen cabinet to create storage in a space that would normally go unused. The second best part? This Single Modular Wine Rack won't break the bank.