After all of the effort you put into making wine at home, make it look good and show it off in style. A home wine rack is the best way to "lay down" bottles of wine for long term aging and storage. It's optimal to store wine on its side during aging for many reasons. Arguably the most important reason to store wine on its side is to keep wine in contact with the cork. This will prevent the cork from drying out and cracking thus preventing spoilage.