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Wine coolers do just as the name implies: They cool wine. They are not necessary designed to age wine, and they certainly cannot warm wine in cold environments. Wine refrigerators chill your wine to the ideal serving temperature so it is always ready to serve. Most wine chillers can be adjusted to chill wines to 45-65 F. Dual-zone models can maintain two separate zones, such as one at 45 F for whites and one at 65 F for reds. Some can also chill to the low temperature at which many people enjoy sparkling wines (40-43 F).
Before purchasing a new wine cooler, you will need to consider the type of wine you want to chill, the size of your available space and how many bottles you want to cool. Your geographical location and the temperature of the room where you want the wine fridge may also be important considerations. Additionally, you will want to look at images of the cooler to see if it will fit your aesthetic needs.
We compared operating temperatures and applied accepted industry standard serving temperature ranges to determine the best uses for the specific wine coolers. Using this information, you can select a wine refrigerator that most suits your needs. We also considered the type of cooling technology used and features designed to help protect your wine, such as light-protected, insulated glass doors. The best wine coolers protect your wine from temperature fluctuations and light.
A dual zone wine cooler has two temperature compartments, creating the ideal storage environment for both red and white wines. With a dual zone wine refrigerator you can finally be confident that your wine is stored properly - enhancing the life and flavor of your wine!