Do you love a good wine? If yes, then you should know that proper storage is key in keeping its flavor. A good wine refrigerator or cooler maintains your collection at its optimum temperature and are available in a variety of sizes and styles. Today, I’m going to give you some things to consider when purchasing your wine cooler.
When deciding which unit is right for you, consider size, shape, and style. Think of how much wine you need to store and if you’re planning to add to your collection. Freestanding wine coolers are usually taller than built in models and can hold more wine. Built-in models look great when integrated alongside other built in units, but don’t forget that they need to be vented. Wine is best when stored at a zero degree angle but can be adjusted up to 45 degrees if needed. If you are storing multiple bottles, think about buying adjustable shelves for easy label viewing.
You might want to unit with an internal light if you would like to view your collection without opening the door, which will also allow you to keep the temperature consistent. Another factor to consider is the type of wine you are going to store. If you are thinking of keeping both your reds and your whites together, consider a two zone wine cooler that can store both at their proper temperature. Otherwise, if you want a single temperature unit, you’ll want to place your reds at the top and your whites at the bottom.
Because you are housing a collection of wine, you might want to display it. This means pay attention to the exterior of the unit. Pick a unit that complements the rest of the room. In addition, make sure the door opens in a convenient direction. Some wine refrigerators also have locking doors which help you keep your collection safe and secure.