When it comes to preserving and serving wine at the perfect temperature, a reliable wine cooler is an essential investment for all wine drinkers. Whether you enjoy the occasional glass or have an extensive collection, the right wine cooler can make a huge difference in preserving the flavour, aroma, and overall quality of your wines.
In this blog post, we will help you to decide the best wine cooler to buy, considering factors such as capacity, temperature control, design, and overall value for money. We’ll also be exploring some of the most suitable wine coolers we have for sale at Elite Wine Refrigeration that meet your requirements.
Determining The Right Style Wine Cooler For Your Home
Selecting the right style of wine cooler for your home is essential to ensure your collection is properly stored and showcased. Factors such as available space, aesthetic preferences, and storage needs should be considered.
By considering these factors, you can determine the right style of wine cooler that fits your home and collection requirements. Remember, investing in a wine cooler that meets your needs will ensure that your wines are stored properly and ready to be enjoyed at their best. Here are some key points to help you make an informed decision.
How Much Space Do You Need?
Evaluate the size of your wine collection and the available space in your home. Consider both current and future needs.
If you have a small collection, a countertop or under-counter wine cooler might suffice. For larger collections, a freestanding or built-in wine cooler with a higher bottle capacity would be more suitable.
If you’re lacking floor space, we recommend a fully integrated unit. Alternatively, if you have floor space but no cabinet or counter space, freestanding models are the best option. Freestanding wine coolers can be placed anywhere in your home, whether it be your garage, kitchen or your dining room.
Thermoelectric or Compressor?
Different wine coolers employ different cooling technologies, including thermoelectric and compressor-based systems. Thermoelectric coolers are generally quieter, vibration-free, and more energy-efficient, making them suitable for smaller collections.
Compressor-based coolers offer more powerful cooling, making them suitable for larger collections and for storing wines for longer periods. Check out this blog post exploring the differences between compressor and thermoelectric models.
How Many Temperature Zones Do You Need?
When choosing the best wine cooler to buy, you should determine whether you need a single or dual-zone wine cooler. Single-zone coolers maintain a consistent temperature throughout, making them suitable for those who mainly store one type of wine.
Dual-zone wine coolers offer separate temperature controls for different compartments, ideal for storing both red wine and white wine at their respective optimal temperatures. This means you can store several types of wine at their optimal serving temperatures within the same unit.
How Do You Want It To Look?
Consider the overall design and aesthetics of the wine cooler to ensure it complements your home decor. Options range from sleek stainless steel models to wood-panelled designs. Pay attention to features such as door type (e.g reversible doors), handles, and LED lighting, which can enhance the visual appeal of your wine storage area.
What Extra Features Would You Like?
Look for additional features that can enhance convenience and functionality. These may include humidity control, UV-protected glass, adjustable shelves, touchscreen controls, and alarms for temperature deviations.
At Elite Wine Refrigeration, our wine coolers are full of useful features. Whether you’re looking for a wine fridge with a door lock, a wine fridge with an alarm or a wine cooler with a vibration-free compressor, we have it all.
Wine cooler lighting is also something to consider. Some wine coolers are equipped with LED lighting, including blue lights, white lights and orange lighting. This can help you to view your wine collection in darker conditions and display your wine bottles and glassware with pride.
What is Your Budget?
Be sure to set a budget for your wine cooler purchase. The cost of wine coolers can vary depending on factors such as size, capacity, features, and brand.
On average, entry-level wine coolers can range from £100 to £500, while premium models with larger capacities and advanced features can cost anywhere from £1000 to £2,000 or more. Determine your priorities and find the perfect balance between quality and affordability.
Our premium wine coolers such as the SWISSCAVE Premium - 600mm Dual Zone Wine Cooler come with a higher price tag, but additional features and higher bottle capacity. This wine fridge can accommodate over 150 bottles of wine and is suitable for both freestanding and built-in use. You can choose from a range of handles, whether you prefer black, red, silver, copper or gold.
Different Wine Cooler Brands
There are many quality wine fridge brands out there. At Elite Wine Refrigeration, we stock wine coolers from brands such as Swisscave, Dunavox, Artevino by Eurocave, Liebherr, Vestfrost and many more.
Swisscave is a renowned brand that specialises in high-quality wine storage and beverage cooling solutions. The brand has a reputation for precision engineering and innovative design, making their wine storage solutions a popular choice for many.
Their range of wine coolers and cabinets offers optimal temperature and humidity control, ensuring the perfect conditions for long-term storage; preserving and ageing wines. Their products also have a wide temperature range suitable for many different styles of wine.
Artevino is another leading name in the world of wine storage. Renowned for their exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail, Artevino wine fridges are a great luxury option.
One of the most popular brands in wine storage is Dunavox, which specialises in premium wine coolers. With a focus on innovative technology and stylish design, Dunavox offers a range of products to cater to wine enthusiasts and professionals.
Their wine coolers are engineered to provide precise temperature control and humidity levels, creating the ideal environment for storing and ageing wines. Their wine coolers feature anti-vibration options, UV-resistant glass doors and adjustable shelving.