La Sommeliere is a French manufacturer of premium wine cabinets and coolers which is also owned by the FRIO Enterprises group. With a wide range of different freestanding and built in options, they offer units that are different to standard units in the European market. All La Sommeliere units come with a 2 year parts and labour warranty which is supported by a network of technicians throughout the UK.
- Energy Efficiency: 'G'
- Rated capacity: 195 bottles* (750ml standard Bordeaux bottles)
- Installation type: Freestanding
- Single or multi temperature zones: 5 - 22°C
- 2 Year Warranty
- Dimensions: H185cm x W59.5cm x D59.5cm
Freestanding Wine Cabinet
The VIP196 is a freestanding or built in wine cabinet and can be installed with cabinets around it. There are ventilation requirements in that there must be 100mm of ventilation space above the wine cabinet to allow warm air to escape. The VIP196 is suitable for both long term storage and serving temperature as it has three temperature zones which can be controlled using the digital control panel located on the outside of the cabinet.
Wine Storage Compartment
With a capacity of 195 Bordeaux bottles, this model is one of the most popular wine cabinets. The bottles are supported on solid beech wood shelves which are fixed in place, the shelves can be moved around the cabinet to accommodate your collection. White LED lighting lights up the inside of the cabinet to ensure the bottles are easily visible. There is also a carbon filter to control odours, anti vibration system to minimize unnecessary movement and the double glazed door is fully UV treated to ensure no UV light enters the cabinet.
Single or Multi Zone Wine Cabinet:
The La Sommeliere VIP196 is a single or multi temperature zone wine cabinet which can be utilised by using the digital control panel. By turning the inner fans off you create multiple temperature zones inside the cabinet like the image below. You can also use this unit as a single temperature zone wine cabinet for one single temperature throughout the cabinet.
Multi zone cabinets feature polyvalent technology which effectively means the cool air is introduced at the bottom of the wine cabinet which naturally warms and rises up. This creates 3 naturally independent temperature zones which means you can store white wine at serving temperature in the lowest zone, store wines in the middle zone and then reds at serving temperature in the upper zone.
Manufactured in Europe
La Sommeliere's Prestige range is manufactured in Europe and are constructed from high quality components. The prestige range comes with a 2 year manufacturers warranty which includes parts and labour and on site support.
- Multi purpose ageing and serving freestanding wine cabinet
- 195 Bottle Capacity (750ml standard Bordeaux bottles)
- Single or Multi temperature zone
- Internal operating temperatures: 5-22°C
- Noise level: 39dB
- Full tinted glass door with UV protection, double glazed
- Visual and audible alarms for malfunctions
- Automatic humidity management: 55-85%
- 6 fixed beech wood shelves
- Active charcoal filter
- White LED lighting
- Lighting on/off function
- Digital temperature display (red)
- 2 front feet, 2 rear wheels
- Designed for freestanding or Built in installation
- 2 year manufacturers warranty
- 3 thermometers and 1 thermometer/hygrometer included
- Fan assisted or polyvalent mode
- Compressor driven which is mounted on vibration free mountings
- Automatic defrost
Performance and Consumption:
- Noise level: 39dB
- G Energy Class: 175 kW/annum
- Climate Class: 'SN-T' (10-43°C)
- Height: 1870mm - Width: 595mm - Depth: 595mm
H.1920 x W.625 x D.670 mm
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Delivery will be between 8 and 6pm Monday - Friday, the driver will call the recipient before delivery. An ETA will be given on the morning of delivery via email or SMS.
If you need to request a specific delivery slot, you can select either an AM/PM slot or a 2-hour timed slot at checkout (additional charge applies).
Yes, that wouldn't be a problem - for stock items we would store them in our warehouse for upto a couple of months. For non stock wine coolers, we would ensure they are ordered and ready for you when you require delivery. We will always try our best to accommodate you.
We can offer a kerbside delivery here for an additional charge, for Jersey and Guernsey deliveries we can also remove the VAT. Please contact us to arrange delivery prior to ordering so we can remove the VAT as required.
We offer our 2 person delivery to the room of choice across the UK mainland, Northern Ireland* and the Republic of Ireland*, excluding the Scottish highlands (postcode dependant).
We may be able to offer this service if you are in the highlands or more remote areas but please contact us prior to check. If we cannot deliver with our 2 person service, we will be able to deliver to the kerbside using our freight network. Please note, removal and disposal of old appliances is not included in the price for delivery.
*Additional costs apply
Yes, the majority of our units are delivered from our UK warehouse which means logistics costs are higher - if you wish to add the 2 person delivery service for Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland, you can add this at checkout, additional charges apply as indicated above.
Please note if you choose the 2 person delivery service, the lead time will be longer (up to 4 weeks) as we deliver the units into our 2 person logistics provider based in Northern Ireland.
You can select different time slots at checkout for UK mainland deliveries, our normal delivery hours are between 8 and 5pm but you can select an AM/PM delivery or a specified two hour window as well.
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If you cancel your order and the goods are still in our warehouse, then there will be no charge - if you cancel your order when the goods have left our warehouse and collected by our courier, we will deduct the cost of the delivery from the refund. As an indication, the cost of this will vary depending on the size of the unit and will be in the range of £75 to £145+VAT.
We strongly advise you check the dimensions of the product before ordering, some of our products are ordered in especially for this order and means the order cannot be cancelled once the goods have been collected.
Contact us before placing any orders, we have an extensive logistics network available to us and we will always try our best to help - additional charges may apply.