Saturday, April 4

It's Called a Riddling Rack...

A what?

A Riddling Rack.

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They were used in the early 1800's to aid in the process of making Champagne.

You can learn more about where they originated by clicking here and here.

I had no idea the history behind them when I asked my husband to build one for me. All I had was this photo...

And now I have this...

It is perfectly suited for this wall in our dining room!

I can see the bottles hanging on the wall when I walk out of my bedroom...

...and I love how it looks!

I have to admit, it made me nervous at first... if the bottles could snap off at the neck!

My husband built it and I gave it the aged finish.

I am extremely happy with how it turned out!

You can find original versions of these online for upwards of $650.00 plus tax and shipping! It would be awesome to be able to say that our Riddling Rack was imported from a vineyard in France! However, I don't know about you, but we certainly don't have the ability nor the desire to put nearly a grand down on something like this. And even though ours doesn't come with a history or the stamp from a French Winery, I think ours looks just as good as the one in the inspiration photo!

We fully intend on making more of these and selling them so that others can have the look for less in their own homes!
If you are interested, please contact me and I will give you the details!

You can see other versions of Riddling Racks at:

Love of Wine Store

Bird & Home

Vintage at Heart

I have to give my husband a big pat on the back for this one! It was a monotonous job and he was covered head to toe in sawdust! To get the look just right it took many, many hours of work.

But he hung in there and now has a beautiful Riddling rack to show for all his hard work!


If you are interested in purchasing one of our Custom Reproduction Antique Riddling Racks, head over to our Etsy Shop to get all of the details...

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