In 2006 some friends asked if I could build a wine tower for their restaurant. An ‘Industrial’ theme was required with straight vertical lines to enhance the height.
A dark blue mild steel frame rises at the rear like two cranes from the floor and reaches over the top and anchors to the wall. This supports the main frame that consists of 14 vertical square stainless steel tubes, each holding 23 aluminium cups that in turn hold a precious bottle of red wine. The whole thing is surrounded by a thick wall of glass to keep it safe but unrestricted to the viewing eye.
In all, 322 bottles of the finest red wine can be stored on the tower and are accessed by a ladder within the enclosure.
This feature in the restaurant often serves to open up conversation between guests and staff as the diners are shown to their table.
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