Hi, my name is Marlene and thanks for stopping by my Wine Cooler Reviews website. In the following pages you will find all sorts of information on the types of wine cooler you should consider, where best to place them and just how noisy they really are (or not as the case may be).
I happen to be an avid wine lover and recently started to collect, so I’ve been involved in some extensive research which I have decided to share with you.
Our website is not about the hard sell. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I aim to bring you good, honest reviews along with a few pages of helpful information that might help you either decide what sort of wine refrigerator you would like or, what brand will suit you best.
How to Pick a Cooler that Suits You?
First off, you should decide on the type of cooler that you want to buy.
- Single Zone Cooling
Wine refrigerators with single zone cooling only have one cooling area and one temperature control. Perfect for starters and people who prefer only reds or only whites.
- Dual Zone Cooling
Dual zone wine coolers are for those who have a growing collection and/or like both reds and whites. They’re a little more expensive, but not that much more.
- Built-In Wine Coolers
Ventilation for these coolers is such that you can perfectly integrate them with your kitchen cabinets. Great for design purists and anyone who wants to add a touch of class to their kitchen or bar area.
If you’re about to buy your first wine cooler, I would recommend you to choose a small single zone unit. They’re not very expensive and the perfect way to determine if you’re serious about cooling wine appropriately.
You can read more on single zone or dual zone cooling and the different types of wine coolers by following the links. If you’re new to keeping wine, these pages should really help.
Once you’ve decided about the type of cooler, you can have a look at my top rated wine cooler reviews for all types…
Reviews and Top Picks
Dual Zone Wine Coolers
- Best Budget Dual Zone Wine Cooler
Around $130 for dual zone cooling? Yes, it’s possible, and it’s good too!
- Best Dual Zone Wine Cooler
Quiet medium sized 28 bottle wine cellar, and relatively cheap. Great value for a unit of this size.
- Best Value Dual Zone Wine Cooler
Great looks, thermoelectric, dual zone, fair price… What more do you want? Without a doubt the best value dual zone wine cooler around!
Single Zone Wine Coolers
- Best Freestanding Wine Cooler
Great thermoelectric 28 bottle wine cooler for around $260 only. Best freestanding wine cooler overall.
- Best Budget Wine Cooler
Less than $80! It’s only for 6 bottles, and definitely one of the better entrance level wine coolers you can find.
- Best Value Wine Cooler
Great value for money, around $160 for a quiet thermoelectric 20 bottle cooler. It’s hard to find such a package elsewhere.
- Best Looking Freestanding Wine Cooler
The beautiful stainless steel design is probably what made this the best selling cooler around.
Built-In Wine Coolers
- Best Built-In Wine Cooler
Highly rated built-in cooler. Beautiful slim line design to add a touch of class to your kitchen or bar area. Best built-in wine cooler overall.
- Best Value Built-In Wine Cooler
Great buy if you need up to 30 bottles stored. Good looks and excellent protection for your valuable wine collection.
Big Wine Coolers
- Best Big Collection Wine Cooler
Got 75 bottle of wine to store? Then look no further…
For more reviews on wine coolers, you can check the review categories in the menu to the right. You will find my personal opinions on many wine coolers.
And if that doesn’t help, you can always check the comparison table for a convenient overview of all wine refrigerator reviews. A list of images and important characteristics usually helps to make a decision.
- Wine Cooler Comparison Table
All wine coolers conveniently listed and displayed, with links to the reviews and price checks…
Brands You Will Find on our Website
I recognize that not everyone who visits our website is going to be a novice when it comes to knowing about wines, how wine coolers work and the way, in which wines should be stored, so I’ve tried to give you a good mix of information for all levels.
I have done my best to review some of the better known brands such as Edgestar, Avanti and Danby. We’re not completely biased though, so you will find some of the lesser known brands liked Haier and Vinotemp.
More Wine Cooler Tips, Info and Guides
As you will understand by now, I just love wine, and I have grown a (to some people peculiar) interest in wine refrigerators. So I thought I would share some of the information I gathered along the way, I hope you like it:
- Refrigerator vs Wine Cooler – essential information if you’re currently using your home fridge.
- How to Serve Your Wine – this section will help you wow your friends and family!
- The Noise Factor – in my opinion, everyone will go to this section because it’s the biggest complaint I hear about!
- When to Use a Wine Cooler – this might help if you’re undecided about whether you need a wine cooler or not.
- Wine Cooler Options – here you will learn the important options you should look for.
Best 5 Wine Coolers
It’s hard to choose between all the different types, but here we go, my personal top 5:
- Haier dual zone 12 bottle wine cooler
Price and value both push the Haier to #1, this budget dual zone wine cooler highly deserves the best rating overall.
- Newair 28 bottle wine cooler
Of course, I couldn’t leave my own cooler out of the picture. In my opinion, it’s the best freestanding wine cooler overall.
- Haier HVTM08ABS 8-Bottle Wine Cellar
Fair price and highly rated among customers. Recommended as an entry level wine cooler.
- Whynter built-in 18 bottle wine cooler
Has lots of positive customer reviews and might have deserved a higher spot, but it’s a built-in unit and therefore not everyone’s option.
- Avanti 18 bottle dual zone cooler
Yet another dual zone unit in the top 5. With such good value for money this best value dual zone wine cooler just couldn’t be ignored.
A Few Final Words about our Reviews
When I first realized my interest in wine went beyond drinking it, it felt like I had opened a whole “can of worms” that I would never get to the bottom of. This is just one of the many reasons I started this website. You will find all sizes of coolers to choose from, we have dual and single zone to tell you all about, built-in, all numbers of capacity and more.
The main aim is to make sure you enjoy your hobby as much as I do and that’s why I’ve tried to keep it as simple and honest as possible.