In every French farmhouse wine cellar is the bottle dryer. A place, where, when the bottles are empty, they're rinsed and then put on this iron rack to dry. To be refilled, after the next vintage is ready.
I've coveted one "forever" -- and passed on a couple thinking that they were too dear. But, alas, they were "buys"! Silly me!
But I did find one and paid way too much for it -- but sometimes you just need to get those "always wanteds" -- no matter the price. This was one of those times.
When I think of all the wine bottles we've thrown away in the last few months . . . . sigh . . . but we have managed to empty four! I'm not sure how many bottles this dryer holds -- but it may take us a while to fill it!
We currently have it in the garden. I want everyone to see it. If we put it in the cellar (where I suppose it does belong) -- we'd be the only one to see my treasure!