What are the Types of Wine Refrigerator

October 7, 2014Home & Kitchen Standard

Wine refrigerators are available in different types. By learning some of them, you can make a decision that you will not regret, so you can find a product that best suits your collection.


One of the types of a wine cooler is of countertop type which is ideal if you have a small house with very limited space. This type doesn’t require a lot of floor space and it’s especially designed for wine drinkers, rather than collectors.

Since it’s small in size, you can only place up to 24 bottles of wine. It may also need a form of ventilation. Thus, you need to make sure that you can provide that before choosing this type of wine refrigerator.


This, too, doesn’t require a lot of floor space. But it’s expensive to have it. It doesn’t need ventilation around the unit, depending on the design. What’s great about it is that you can choose the design.


It comes in different sizes. When choosing the right unit, you need to consider the amount of space you can spare for it. Good thing is that there are a lot of free-standing units that are compact in size. You can browse them on the Internet. Unlike built-in type, free-standing wine refrigerator can be placed anywhere in your house.

Apart from those 3 types of wine coolers, you also need to consider whether to opt for a single-zone unit or a dual-zone cooler. The former is ideal if you have a few numbers of bottles to store. The latter, on the other hand, is perfect for a wide array of bottles that require different temperatures for preservation (more on this subject here at Cooling Wine)

Other things must also be considered when planning to purchase a wine refrigerator. For instance, the size of the unit should be considered. If you have more than 10 bottles of wine, you will need a unit that can house them all. And if you’re planning to expand your collection in the future, you may need to choose a bigger unit for more space.

Thankfully, there are manufacturers that offer a compact model but roomy on the inside.

The price of the unit is also an important factor when choosing the right wine refrigerator for your collection. As always, you must only choose a unit that meets your budget. Don’t spend too much for it. However, you should not settle with a cheap unit. Instead, it must be reasonable and it must have features that you need to preserve your collection properly.


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