FrontRunners: Revolutionary Rack

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Doug Mccain’s frustration with his wine cellar’s traditional storage racks threatened to grow as large as his 3,000-bottle collection. Standing in front of the racks, all he could see was foil, so the former engineer decided to do something about it. After four years of working on the solution, he and his Colorado company, Wine Master Cellars (866.650.1500, www.winemastercellars.com), created the VintageView wine rack, which was designed so that bottles can be stored with the labels facing outward.

The VintageView, which is available in a variety of sizes and designs, offers advantages besides ease of selection. Wine label design has been elevated to an art form, and a wall of such labels creates a tapestry that can be enjoyed either as a whole or in fine detail. Choosing the proper vintage can be as warm and rewarding an experience as sharing that first sip from the glass.

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Photo by Mark French
Hanyu Ichiro’s Card Series is a full deck of single malts from a famous but shuttered distillery…
Photo by Randall Cordero
This delectable pinot from Central California has a touch of sweetness and an acidic finish…
The world’s longest-serving malt master has masterfully combined some of the Balvenie’s top stocks…
A blend of 26-year-old Scotch whisky from two bygone distilleries keeps their legacy alive…
Photo by Randall Cordero
Fifth-generation winemaker Joseph Wagner crafts a Burgundian beauty from three California counties…
Fight through the bourbon shortage with these overproof whiskeys…
Even though the spirit contains tequilas up to 49 months old, it is completely translucent…
The whiskey was aged for 17 years in three different environments…
The new Scotch comes from one of Scotland’s oldest and smallest distilleries…