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Top 5 Most Important Features of a Wine Refrigerator

Important things to look for in a wine refrigerator to preserve your wine collection.

Wine storage refrigerators 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. What should you consider when buying a new wine refrigerator?

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  1. How many temperature zones do you need?

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.

Miele KWT16 Wine Column with 3 Temperature Zones

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Features:

  • Three independent zones to preserve your collection at the perfect temperature
  • Active charcoal air filters for a fresh environment.
  • Door-ajar and temperature-change alerts.

5 Best things to look for when buying a new wine refrigerator
Wine storage refrigerators 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. What should you consider when buying a new wine refrigerator?

2. Why is a wine refrigerator with UV protected glass important?


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.

Marvel MP24WSG5X Under Counter Wine Storage Refrigerator with UV Protected Glass

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Features:

UV-Resistant Glass Door

  • Protects wine from damaging ultra-violet light, while conserving energy.

Flexible Installation

  • Able to be used for freestanding and built-in applications.

LED Lighting

  • The Soft blue theatre-style LED lighting perfectly showcases your wines.

3. Why is a wine refrigerator with vibration reduction important?

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.

Thermador T24IW901SP Wifi Connected Wine Column

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Features:

  • UV protected glass, Humidity & Vibration control while running extremely quiet to protect all of your finest collection of wines.
  • Auto door opening opens the door with just a slight push or a pull.
  • Diamond Dowels made of wenge wood to cradle each bottle for stability and elegant presentation.

4. Why is a wine refrigerator with moisture control important?

If you buy wine that is corked, you should definitely consider a wine refrigerator with moisture 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 in-tact. Refrigerators with moisture control will prevent the cork from drying out which better preserves the flavor and composition of your wine.

Sub Zero BW30 Tall Wine Refrigerator

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Features:

Dual Evaporators Control Humidity Level

  • Constant, moderate humidity means no dry corks or wet, peeling labels - and no oxidation robbing the wine of its proper flavor.

Two Independent Storage Zones

  • Two independent storage zones maintain wine's temperature within 1-degree of set point, holding wines at precisely the storage and serving temperature you prefer. Temperature range from 40°F to 65° F.

5. Why is it important to store wine at a consistent temperature?

Just like any perishable food item, wine should be stored 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.

True TWC24DZRSGB Under Counter Wine Storage Refrigerator

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Features:

True Precision Control®

  • The microprocessor technology monitors conditions inside the refrigerator and maintains temperature to ensure that your items are protected from fluctuation and inconsistency.

TruLumina® LED Lighting

  • Gently illuminates your product and allows you to choose from 14 different color options with the push of a button.

TrueFlex® Shelving System

  • Allows convertibility to a beverage center or refrigerator.

Conclusion

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.