Are you a wine aficionado, a sommelier, or perhaps just a lover of wines? If so, you have probably been thinking about adding a wine refrigerator to your home kitchen. You have the stoppers, aerators, decanters, and appropriate shape glasses. A wine fridge is a final piece letting the people know you are legit in this love of wine.
That said, if you are looking to add a wine refrigerator to your kitchen, you have stopped on the right page. You may find yourself having no idea where to begin looking. Well, then, you are in luck.
Keep reading as we let you in on the purchasing and choosing process. Then we can fill you in on what we found to be other favorite picks and more worth mentioning.
Besides, there are a few things you should ask yourself before choosing a wine cooler or wine fridge.
Honestly, there are several benefits to storing wine correctly. The temperature you keep your wines should remain consistent as it waits for its moment to shine. Reds need to be at a cool 55° to 65°F, and whites at an even cooler 45°-50°. If the temperature is not cold and varies here and there, the cork will expand and contract, putting oxygen in the wine. That is no good as it kills the wine.
If you are the type to purchase a bottle and drink it right away, you may not need to invest in a wine fridge. But, if you like to buy bottles in larger quantities and save some for special occasions, then a wine fridge will protect your investments.
Honestly, it would be best if you considered a few things when purchasing a wine fridge, and the first is the price. You see, wine coolers can run from the low 100s to thousands of dollars. So, here are the criteria you should add to your decision-making process.
So, you have some decisions to make. Once you have answered all of the above questions, you can choose the right wine refrigerator for your home.
The funny thing is, no one can really say what the best is. If you look on the internet for “the best,” you will find each site has a different set. That is because there are so many people who want varying things from a wine cooler. It becomes a personal decision. Besides, you want to shop around and enjoy the process of deciding your look, shape, and size that is right for you.
That said, below is a list of major brands the experts have recommended. But do not just take our word for it. Take your time to research each one and determine your perfect fit.
The Ivation 18 Bottle Wine Cellar is recommended on several sites as one of the best. It is a free-standing unit that fits into small spaces easily. You will notice this brand comes up with a lot of recommendations.
A Wine Enthusiast 32 Bottle Dual-Zone or the Silent 18 is a good choice for the price with a larger capacity and all the bells and whistles.
Wine Enthusiast came up again in the category of built-Ins. The Vinotheque Café model has a ventilation fan in the front so it can be in any cabinetry. With beechwood shelves and a touch screen, this unit is one to be displayed with pride.
The New Air 19-Bottle Compressor came up in several searches as one of the premier built-ins that is also affordable. It even has a fan to keep the temperature of the unit from fluctuating. New Air is often hailed as one of the more attractive units as well.
Ivation also comes in again as one of the best options for built-ins, streamlined with all the custom features you could want.
The Nutrichef 15-Bottle is a brand that pops up on many searches as a “best” option for the space saver unit. This quiet little unit can be stored on the floor, countertop, or even over the refrigerator.
For a Slimline unit, consider the EdgeStar Built-In. It only holds seven bottles but can fit in tight spaces and vents in the front.
Most sights agree that the EuroCave brand is one of the most reliable and durable units out there. It is for serious wine enthusiasts and carries a serious price tag as well. For sure, it is well worth the money.
Other top-of-the-line wine coolers include brands like Whytner, Allavino, and KitchenAid, to name a few.
Summing it up, you have some homework to do. There are many choices out there, from simple to extravagant. The option is yours. One more tip is to purchase space for twice the amount you usually keep to allow your collection growth.
Now, get to researching and shopping. And when you find the perfect unit, call Georgia Home Remodeling to help you fit it into your perfect kitchen remodel.
Contact us today to help you narrow down the choices!