Wine Cooler Review

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Why Buy a Wine Cooler?

Wine is more than a grape-based beverage, it is a lifestyle. With the explosion of the wine market over the past few decades you now have more choices from around the world to select from and enjoy. What you drink often reflects your tastes and personality, and your ever-growing collection is begging to be sampled and shared. Wine is not like soda or a beer. It needs to be cared for, and in some cases nurtured and aged. It is a refined beverage that needs to be stored and served at certain temperatures for maximum enjoyment.

Whether you drink wine socially, with meals or for your own personal enjoyment, you cannot undervalue the taste of properly chilled wine. Wine coolers are much more than glorified mini-fridges. They are designed with a specific function in mind and much customization has gone into the development of each cooler. Be sure to visit the reviews of our top-ranked wine coolers – the NewAir AW-321ED, the NewAir AW-210ED and the Whynter WC-211DZ – to find out what makes each cooler unique.

In addition to our comprehensive wine cooler reviews, view our side-by-side comparisons and read articles related to wine coolers to help you make an informed decision regarding which will best meet your needs and accommodate your growing collection.

 

Wine Coolers: What to Look For

The wine fridge you choose should have the best features and highest quality for the price. Be sure to take thoughtful consideration of your tastes and the needs of your growing collection. Categories to consider when shopping for a wine chiller include:

Design
Wine is a classy beverage, and you want your storage choice to be as elegant as the investment it protects. Important questions to ask yourself as you look for the right wine cooler include: Does it look attractive? Does it run efficiently and quietly? Does it hold a constant temperature and humidity for optimal storing conditions? Do I need a wine cooler with dual or single chilling zones?

Features
The best wine coolers provide the most features for your money. Some important features to look for are whether the cooler has digital or manual temperature controls, and the type of cooling method each fridge uses. The two types of cooling systems used in wine chillers are thermoelectric coolant systems and compressors, the system identical to the cooling method found in most kitchen refrigerators.

Capacity
The wine refrigerators we've ranked vary in their storage capacity, giving you a good variety to choose from. Take into consideration your current wine cooling needs as well as any long term expansion plans to select the best cooler for your storage needs. If you are anything like most wine connoisseurs, you will quickly find your collection increasing as you expand your wine horizons. Make sure the cooler you choose can handle the quantity and size of bottles you need chilled.

Customer Service
If you’re going to spend money on an investment of this sort, you want to know that you’ll get great customer service during the purchasing process and responsive customer support afterwards should you run into any problems. If you receive a defective or damaged unit, you want to know that it will be replaced without any fuss or difficulties.

A glass of wine is a great way to enhance your meals or just to enjoy and relax. Drinking a glass of your favorite vintage at the perfect temperature is priceless. If you’re ready to become a true vinophile, it may be time to think about investing in a wine cooler.

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NewAir AW-321ED NewAir AW-210ED Whynter WC-211DZ NewAir AWC-330E Kalorik WCL-20629 Danby DWC350BLPA SPT WC-20TL EdgeStar TWR282S Wine Enthusiast Frigidaire FFWC35F4LB
NewAir AW-321ED NewAir AW-210ED Whynter WC-211DZ NewAir AWC-330E Kalorik WCL-20629 Danby DWC350BLPA SPT WC-20TL EdgeStar TWR282S Wine Enthusiast Frigidaire FFWC35F4LB
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Design
Dual Zone
 
   
 
Digital Thermostat
 
 
 
Metal Shelves  
Wooden Shelves
         
Shelves Slide-Out
UV Protective Glass
Insulated Door Glass
Reversible Door     
  
 
Temperature Range
Highest Adjustable Temperature (°F) 66 66 66 64 57.2 64 66 65 66 64
Lowest Adjustable Temperature (°F) 44 44 44 39 42.8 44 54 52 46 41
Dimensions
Height (Inches) 32.25 32.25 32.5 33.63 26 32 21.64 28.5 25.5 34
Depth (Inches) 20.5 20 13.4 19 13.5 20 20.2 20.5 19.75 19.75
Width (Inches) 21.50 13.50 20.8 20.25 19.3 17 15.75 18 14 19.5
Features
Bottle Capacity 32 21 21 33 18 35 20 28 18 35
Interior LED Light
Leveling Feet
Thermoelectric Cooling
  
 
Compressor Cooling    
    
Locking Door    
      
Customer Service
Email Support
Phone Support
Warranty (Years) 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 1