Wine must be stored properly if you want to enjoy its tastes the way the vintner intended.
More and more people are discovering that a wine cooler fridge is just what they need to be able to store their wine properly.
Wine fridges are designed to:
All three of these must be controlled in order to safely store your wine.
Standard refrigerators cool too quickly and maintain too low a temperature which works for storing perishables but isn't good for your wine.
Another problem with storing your wine in the kitchen fridge is they are designed to remove humidity. This is so perishables can last longer. Wine bottles need the humidity to keep their corks moist in order to keep the wine safely sealed and odors out.
Finally, wines need to be stored in a place safe from vibration. Just think about how many times the doors to your kitchen fridge get opened and slammed shut each day.
Wine fridges are designed in a large variety of sizes ranging from small units designed to fit on your counter top to large stand alone units.
You can find models that stand alone or can be built in under your kitchen counter top. There are exteriors that can blend into any other types of kitchen appliances. Interior can consist of plastic or metal.
Many have glass in the doorways to highlight your collection. Clear glass can allow damage to your wine though, so make sure that you buy tinted glass or a solid door.