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by Michael Bellino
Handmade
Recycled
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Lift Your Spirits

With Michael Bellino's one-of-a-kind wine rack, you can store and display your prized bottle at an incline ideal for maintaining its integrity. Handmade from reclaimed skis, this unique upright holder is slightly weathered from catching extreme drifts in its past life. Whether it's cradling your choice vino or simply sitting on display, this innovative reuse brings the excitement of the slopes to your home or winter getaway. Handmade by artisans in Massachusetts.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21614
Made from
reclaimed skis
Measurements
17" L x 3.25" W
  • the maker

Michael Bellino

Michael Bellino started making Ski chairs in 1993 after purchasing a lake house that needed deck furniture. Looking for an alternative to plastic patio furniture, he found inspiration in O'Neils Bike and Ski Shop, which he managed. Two weeks and two prototypes later, he created the first Ski chair with his old racing and bump skis. Michael says he's still sitting in that original chair today!

Over the next few years he expanded the product offering using different types of sports equipment. Understanding the importance of recycling, Michael recycles all types of sports equipment, uses recycled plastic for bench legs and ships all of the larger products in recycled bicycle boxes. Currently, Michael and his team recycles over 20,000 pieces of sports equipment each year, which includes snow and water skis, wake and snow boards, hockey sticks, baseball bats and golf clubs. collection

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FLOATING SKI WINE BOTTLE RACK
 
3.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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old beat up ski takin from trash

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from Buffalo NY

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        Comments about FLOATING SKI WINE BOTTLE RACK:

        Not worth $40 for an old ski tip takin from trash, probable next to ski patrol office. Nothing hand made about it. Old ski just cut at an angle with hole drill in it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Great Gift

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        from Colorado

        About Me Practical

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        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Use

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          Comments about FLOATING SKI WINE BOTTLE RACK:

          Got this for a gift for being in a wedding. It's great! Functions as it should. Sturdy even with the wine bottle in it. Great gift for a skier like myself. A simple picture of how the wine and holder work together would have been nice. Had to get online to figure it out, and yeah, I am a structural engineer. But hey, it also led to me leaving this great comment! Cheers!

          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Wedding

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          258votes, 23 comments

          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

          Michael Bellino's Floating Ski Wine Bottle Rack is a great way to show off your favorite wine--and your hobby if you love to hit the slopes! We love that this piece is handmade by repurposing an actual ski. What's your favorite thing about this design?

          jeanne
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          clever but not a good way to store wine

          Gayle
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          like unusual designs

          Christine
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Not really my style, but I can see a niche for this product. I also appreciate that it is made in the USA of recycled material.

          sheila
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          unattractive and unnecessary. wine racks are usually for several bottles - who has just one?

          Jessica
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          great for rentals or winter cabins

          Christina
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I love the idea of recycling but this seems a bit to impractical for me.

          Anuradha
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          For someone living in a tight space, too much storage space occupied for one bottle.

          Heather
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          It's a nifty idea, but only if it were for more than just one bottle. It just doesn't make much sense to only store one bottle, because most people have more than one bottle and therefore would need more storage along with this.

          Dawn
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          It uses too much counter-space to store one bottle of wine.

          Elaine
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Sorry, just don't see any real need for this. And, I agree with others - who has the counter space? I wouldn't buy.

          Elena
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I don't see an estimated price. But I don't have room in my kitchen to artistically display a single bottle of wine.

          Sheila
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I'm not finding prices in the description.

          Cassy
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          What a unique idea! Great way to re-use a product. This will be a great sell with snow sports fans.

          Angela
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I don't drink, so it doesn't really apply to me.

          Mary
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Cool item for young wine lovers!!

          Patricia
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          WHAT!!!

          lorraine
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I like the fact of using old skis but I don't get these types of wine bottle holders...I just have to ask, why?

          Teresa
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          not practical.

          Pam
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Just not sure how steady this would be. Doesn't seem very practical or realistic.

          Marion
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          How many people actually have a "prized" bottle of wine.lol

          Cheryl
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Clever and would be nice on a table when sharing food and wine with friends

          Ashley
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          It's an awkward way to display wine and it only holding one bottle makes it a complete waste of space. I don't ski, so that makes it even less appealing.

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