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Jun 08

Suggestions for a Wine Refrigerator

by Michelle

When I lived in Kentucky, there were 4 wine refrigerators in the house. The two smaller ones kicked the bucket pretty early. However, the two larger ones (40-50 bottles) are still running.
During some recent change-ups, I lost custody of the wine refrigerators. So now I’m in the market for a new one.

I’ve been researching, of course, and there are a lot of recommendations out there. I know that my main requirement is storage for 40-50 bottles. Following that, I’d like a quiet appliance and tinted glass. Less important is the need for a reversible door or dual temperature control. I’ll have to be particular about what goes into the new fridge, as I’m in a San Francisco apartment and well, space is at a premium. Gone are the days of 4 wine coolers in one room …

What brand do you have? Is it reliable? Have you had it for longer than 3 or 4 years? I’d love to hear your experiences as I shop for a wine cooler – on my own – for the first time.


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Posted by Michelle at 12:19 am in Wine Misc | Permalink | Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Suggestions for a Wine Refrigerator”

  1. Gary O'Brien says:

    I bought a 260-bottle Eurocave 10+ years ago and its has run perfectly that entire time, including a move from AL to OH and then to FL. The only thing we have to do is replace a charcoal filter every year.

    While they tend to be pricier than others, I categorize them like Apple vs. Windows… they just run without a bunch of fuss! When I bought mine there were not a lot of different sizes or options but that is no longer the case so I’m sure you can find one that fits your needs perfectly.

    I would caution against the cheaper wine coolers available at places like home improvement stores, Wal-Mart, etc. We bought 2 from Lowe’s for about $100 each but found that they do not maintain humidity very well and thus are not suitable for long term storage. We gave one away and use the 2nd one now for everyday stuff we are going to drink in the very short term. The brand we have of this is E-Wave but I’ve talked to others that have told me similar stories with other brands.

  2. Chris Ryan says:

    selecting a wine cooler is a challenging task. There a lot of factors you need to keep in consideration before opting for one. Few of the factors are no. of wine bottles, type of cooling needed, type of wine to be stored, no of zones etc

    There are many good resources available on the internet to help you find the right one.

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