Wine cabinets let you do more than just store and chill wine. They look great whether stylish in-column or convenient under counter. Wine coolers are a great way to show off your wine collection, or lack of it as the case may be!
What ever the situation the wine needs to be lovingly cared for to ensure that each unique flavour tastes as its maker intended. So if you’ve spent years creating a great wine collection or just want the convenience of chilled wine on hand, a wine cooler is a great way to effectively store and display your wine.
For wine to reach its full potential and to stay in perfect condition, it must be stored in proper conditions without fluctuation, protected from light and vibration. Here are some key tips on wine storage.
Dual Zones and Temperatures
The number of storage zones you need depends on a number of factors. Do you buy red, white or rose? How many bottles? Would you like to chill other drinks?
Wine is sensitive and each wine type needs to be stored at a particular temperature. Wine coolers are designed to maintain an optimum environment for storing wine whether you want to store it for days or years.
A dual zone model gives you more flexibility. It’s useful for storing red and white at different temperatures or white and white in different zones for both storage and serving.
Although you may not be aware, the slightest vibration or change in humidity can affect a wines taste. Some models also have low vibration compressors so the sediment balance is undisturbed.
Lighting and Storage
It is key that the correct lighting is used with the wine coolers. Ultraviolet light causes wine to prematurely age so it’s important to store wine away from sunlight and fluorescent light.
Not only does it look great, but LED lighting is completely UV-free and does not produce any heat, ensuring wine is kept in perfect condition. This is why wine coolers have UV protected glass doors as well. Bottles should always be stored on their side to keep the cork moist and ensure a good air seal, preventing oxidation and immediate ageing of the wine.
Not only are they extremely practical but wine coolers are a stylish addition to any household decor. Slot-in wine coolers are easy to install and can be built-in under kitchen worktops to blend with the lines of your kitchen. A smart wine coolers will effectively showcase your wine whilst adding style, sophistication and practicality to your kitchen.
Our main suppliers of wine coolers are Caple and CDA but we also do Siemens, Neff and AEG wine coolers. We do a variety of different sizes in under counter wine coolers from 150mm, 300mm and 600mm. We then do compact and freestanding wine coolers as well. Most of the models come in stainless steel and some have the alternative of black. And if you are after a wine cooler in a hurry we stock the CDA models FWC301SS and the FWC601SS so we would could get them out to you on a next working day service.