Buying a wine refrigerator is a significant financial commitment that should be done well the first time around. As a result of poor purchasing, many people find themselves dissatisfied and angry with their cabinet, which can be easily avoided. This has happened to me before.
The following four factors should be taken into account while looking for the ideal wine refrigerator for your needs:
It can hold anywhere from 12 bottles to more than 470
Find out how many bottles of wine you currently need to keep, and think about how many bottles you might need to store in the future. Because many wine collectors purchase more wine once they find a solution for wine storage, I would recommend getting a cabinet that is larger than you initially think you need. For those who have a limited budget, consider purchasing a larger wine cabinet before deciding on extra features like sliding shelves or a glass door.
Location – in the garage or on display in the house or office
In the dining room, the living room, or even out on display, you may want to consider customising your 15 inch wine fridge with a glass door or other colours and finishes (including leather and stainless steel). Incorporating a wine cabinet into the kitchen’s existing cabinetry or making it a standalone piece of furniture are both options. Check to determine if the cabinet has a front ventilation or enough room behind the door to allow air circulation; otherwise, the wine cabinet will not work. If the cabinet is going to be installed inside your home, you’ll also have to consider the amount of noise it makes.
It is possible to have only a single temperature area or a number of temperature areas
Keep track of how much of your wine has to be stored for the long term and how much of it should be available for immediate consumption. There should be no temperature difference of more than one degree in the storage of any wines, according to recommendations. With the exception of really strong reds, the recommended serving temperature for wine is between 6 and 18 degrees Celsius. However, temperatures beyond 20 degrees Celsius should be avoided at all costs.
One temperature wine cabinets are the best for long-term wine storage while multiple temperature wine cabinets are better for restaurants and home entertainers who often need a large quantity of wine “at call” at the ideal drinking temperature. Wine cabinets with multiple temperature settings can be useful in both situations.
Shelving, featuring a variety of types of shelving for bottles ranging in size from small to large
Every day use of your wine cabinet (and, believe me, the amount of fun versus frustration you will have) hinges on the style of shelves you choose to put in it.
If the shelves aren’t on rollers, you may have a hard time opening a shelf that’s been stacked to the ceiling. Second, the quantity of wine purchased and the period of time it needs to age define the type of shelf needed (slide or storage, for example). Wine storage shelves could be a good idea if you buy a lot of wine and plan to keep it for a lengthy period of time. Because bottles may be stacked on top of each other on these shelves, you’ll have more room in your wine cabinet. They are ideal for keeping wines that are supposed to be eaten quickly, as sliding shelves allow for easy access to each bottle.