Do you enjoy drinking wine? Do wine cellar drink wine every week? If yes, do you have multiple bottles laying around in a cellar or refrigerator just waiting to be enjoyed? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then you should definitely consider investing in a wine refrigerator to keep your best wines stored in their optimal conditions.
Why you need a wine refrigerator
First off, lets look at why you should consider buying a wine fridge. First and foremost, did you know that most refrigerators are actually too cold to store wine? Yep, that’s right. Most fridges are kept below 40 degrees, which is too cold for your wine, especially red wine! Generally, optimal storing temps for red wines is between 50 – 60 degrees and white wines between 40 – 50 degrees. Failing to keep wine stored at their optimal temperatures can slowly degrade the quality of the wine over time. Wine has a delicate mix of sugars from grapes, and failing to store wine properly can lead to a dud the next time you bring out a preserved bottle of wine.
What makes a quality unit
Now that we understand why having a wine fridge is important, lets look at what makes a quality unit. The best wine coolers have a digital thermometer which allows you to more precisely set the temperature. This is very important for ensuring your wine is stored in an optimal environment. Also, a quality unit will be built with a thermoelectric cooling system instead of a typical compressor. Thermoelectric units are much quieter, and more convenient to have inside your home.
How to find the best wine cooler for you
Wine coolers come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Some can be built into cabinetry, while others are built as free standing units. You can even find dual zone wine coolers which allow you to keep your reds and whites at separate temps. Dual zone coolers are typically the units of choice for the serious wine enthusiasts.
When shopping for a wine refrigerator it’s important to first understand what features are important for your home or business. Will you be storing both reds and whites? Will the unit be built into cabinets? Or will it be free standing? These are all important questions to ask yourself before venturing into a store.
We’ve found that some of the highest quality wine coolers are made by EdgeStar. They make very durable, and also attractive units in all types, sizes, and prices.