By far one of the best ways to unwind after a long day is with your feet up and a glass of wine in hand. Whether your wine of choice is white or red or something in between, you’ll want to ensure you take excellent care of your bottles so that you’re better able to enjoy them on any occasion.
Enter the wine cooler. Where your regular fridge fails at keeping your wine at an ideal temperature, a wine cooler is set at just the right coolness so your wine remains preserved and tasting fresh.
Not sure how to go about choosing a wine cooler? No worries. We’ve put together this brief guide on features to look out for in a wine cooler. Read on…
Size and Bottle Capacity
Whether you only own a few bottles of wine or you’re a bona fide wine collector, there’s a perfectly-sized wine cooler for you. You can also choose a wine cooler based on how much space you have to work with in your kitchen.
For smaller wine collections, a seven-bottle capacity wine cooler will more than suffice, offering a cool (literally and figuratively) way to store and display your wine. If you have a wider selection of wines, then consider a cooler that is also wide enough to hold all your wine, such as one with the capacity to hold up to fifty-one bottles.
Whatever size you select, rest assured your wine will remain in tip top shape, since all your bottles will be stored horizontally, the optimum position for wine bottle storage.
Integrated Versus Freestanding
Depending on the style of your kitchen, as well as the amount of space you have to work with, you’ll have to choose between a wine cooler that stands on its own versus one that is installed beneath your work surface. One option isn’t necessarily better than the other, however, as it’s mostly suited to your personal taste (and kitchen space).
You’ll be glad to know, then, that most of the time, you don’t have to choose between these two options. Many wine coolers are designed to be freestanding, but are nonetheless also capable of being slid underneath a worktop anytime for a seamless, integrated look.
If you thought wine coolers are solely for storing your wine, you thought wrong! Your wine bottles can and should serve as a topic of conversation for anyone who visits your home, and what better way to do that than with a wine cooler with the right features?
From their exterior colour to their inner shelves, all wine coolers share one thing in common: they’re stylish and convenient. Choose between classy black, smooth gunmetal and other colours, as well as between modern chrome or classy wooden inner shelves. You can even select a wine cooler based on its energy rating.
What’s more, rest assured your wine stays perfectly preserved, thanks to the UV-protected glass used in many wine coolers’ doors. Say goodbye to wine that ages too quickly or ends up tasting too much like alcohol.
Do check out the selection of wine coolers on the My Appliances website so you can enjoy your wine the way you deserve to!
Until next time…