The Perfect Wine Cooler for the Avid Wine Drinker
The Avanti EWC1021 12 bottle wine cooler was my first cooler and I have to say that during the time I had it, it was, shall we say “overworked”! There were three things that struck me about this model when I first came across it:
- It’s stylish
- It holds 12 bottles of wine
- Four of the 12 bottles can be stored vertically, which is perfect for open bottles that you don’t want to go off
I’m not going to get terribly technical on you but the Avanti 12 bottle wine cooler uses a thermoelectric cooling system which means it has less vibration than other models that don’t because of the way the fan works.
You should know this wine cooler is what’s termed as “single zone” which means you will only be able to select one temperature at a time. For me, I felt a dual zone cooler would have been overkill anyway since this one only holds 12 bottles and it didn’t warrant a requirement for separate temperatures. It wasn’t until my collection started to grow that I felt the need to branch out into the more complex coolers on the market, so in the beginning a single zone was just what I needed.
This model was perfect for people (like me at the time), who are interested in keeping a few bottles of wine (open or closed) cool enough so they taste good when you drink them.
What can I say! This wine cooler will look good anywhere you decide to store it. It comes in a sleek black design with a concaved front glass door which is insulated. On top of that the racks inside are in a modern chrome finish which makes for a very stylish place to show off your favorite wines.
When you think about how much space 12 bottles of wine can take up when you store them in cupboard (God Forbid), you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ll need quite a bit of space for the Avanti 12 bottle wine cooler. This is what surprised me. It’s actually pretty compact and won’t take up so much floor space that you’re tripping over it every 5 minutes!
Of course, I couldn’t finish this little review without mentioning price. This is important to everyone and I have to be honest, this was the deciding factor for me. For anyone who just wants to keep a few bottles of wine they like to drink at a decent temperature or, you’re just starting out with a wine collecting hobby, in my opinion you can’t go wrong with the price!
If you’re someone who is just starting out with collecting wine, or you’re like me and just enjoy a glass or three at the weekends and want to keep your wine in tip-top condition, the Avanti 12 bottle wine cooler is the perfect solution. It won’t help turn you into a wine connoisseur overnight, but it will keep your drinks at an acceptable temperature even when the bottles are open.
Not everything in life is perfect and there was one little niggle I had with this cooler: The fan can cause quite a bit of noise (a bit like a fridge), so based on my experience I wouldn’t keep it anywhere that noise can be an issue. Just for reference, the noise levels were fine for me in the kitchen and the fan isn’t on all the time. I don’t think it would have changed my buying decidion if I knew this beforehand, I am still very happy with my buy.
The Avanti EWC1021 was also my first encounter with Amazon.com, and it’s been my favorite online merchant ever since. You can find the Avanti right HERE, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed if you decide to buy one as well.
However, if 12 bottles of wine is too little for your personal collection, I would recommend the 20 bottle Sunpentown WC-20TL or the 28 bottle NewAir AW281E (the wine cooler I bought when my personal collection grew beyond 12 bottles of wine).
Or in case you need dual zone cooling, the Haier HVTM12DABB would probably be your best choice.