Important Features of a Wine Refrigerator

What should you consider when buying a new wine refrigerator?

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Wine coolers are a fantastic way to keep wine readily available at all times. Wine refrigerators come in all shapes and sizes so there are many options to choose from.

Top Features to Look For:

1. Multiple Temperature Zones

Whether you enjoy red, white, rose, or sparkling wines, they should be stored differently. Therefore some wine storage refrigerators have multiple zones so you can store different types of wine at optimal temperatures. Most wine refrigerators have one or two zones. Some of the tall wine refrigerators, also known as wine columns, have up to three zones.

2. UV Protected Glass

Better wine refrigerators have UV-protected glass. Sunlight can cause the wine to age prematurely. It’s best to keep the UV rays away from your wine collection.

3. Vibration Reduction

Traditionally wine was stored in a cave, an area with consistent temperature and moisture. Unless there’s an earthquake, caves don’t vibrate. The challenge with refrigerators is they naturally vibrate. Vibration can negatively affect the tannins in your wine which will impact its composition and flavor.

4. Humidity Control

If you buy wine that is corked, you should definitely consider a wine refrigerator with humidity control. When you go to an upscale restaurant, did you ever wonder why the sommelier lets you inspect the bottle before the wine is poured? It’s so you can inspect the cork and make sure that the flavor of the wine is intact. Refrigerators with humidity control will prevent the cork from drying out which better preserves the flavor and composition of your wine.

5. Temperature Control

It's important to store wine at a consistent temperature. Drastic changes in temperature can cause the wine to age prematurely. If you’re investing in a wine preservation appliance, definitely look for a wine refrigerator with reliable temperature control.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to looking for a wine refrigerator there are hundreds of options! As long as you look for UV glass, vibration reduction, temperature control, and moisture control you should be well on your way to enjoying your wine for a long time to come.

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