The wine refrigerator is a fairly modern addition to many homes. It replaces the traditional wine-cellar that was once found in the homes of the wealthy.
Often known as a wine-cooler, this is the perfect item for the individual who enjoys a chilled glass of wine for his own pleasure.
In the days when gentlemen were usually gentlemen of means, they had wine cellars and in those cellars they stored collector bottles of hard to find, exotic, vintage and contemporary wines.
A good wine cellar maintained a special temperature and provided humidity which was important to the quality of wine. We no longer have many wine cellars but to take its place we now have the wine refrigerator. This appliance costs less to operate than the household refrigerator because it uses less energy.
The household refrigerator usually maintains a temperature of below fifty five degrees which is not right for storing certain wines. In addition, the door of the household refrigerator is constantly being opened and closed causing the temperature to fluctuate from cold to warm. This fluctuating temperature is also not good for wine.
Wine coolers come in different sizes and it is up to you to calculate what size you need. Do you need a large one for many bottles of wine or a small one for a few bottles of wine. Where will the appliance be situated in the house?
Take a little time to decide which product will suit your needs best and the result will be that you’ll choose the perfect wine refrigerator.