The Search for a True 28 Bottle Wine Cooler
One of the biggest problems I’ve come up against when I’ve been on the search for wine coolers is how various manufacturers go about telling you the number of bottles you can store. Of course, if you’re anything like me, you tend to skip over certain information that might mean you’ll regret your purchase. This is just one of the reasons the wine cooler reviews at this website are here at your disposal.
Firstly, I do my best to make sure you get ALL the information, good or bad!
Secondly, I urge you to make sure you read everything I have to say before you dive in and make a purchase.
If you’re on the search for a 28 bottle wine cooler, you may have already come across the NewAir AW281E which I actually decided to buy and it hasn’t let me down yet.
However, what works for me won’t necessarily work for you and, this is why I’ve decided to give you an insight into the Vinotemp VT-28TEDS wine cooler. The manufacturer tells you this will hold 28 bottles at full capacity and on this occasion they’re telling the truth if you’re storing standard sized bottles.
What I will say is that unlike a lot of other brands, this one will let you pop a couple of magnums in it, a few standard sized bottles of Champagne, and you shouldn’t have any trouble with storing a few bottles of Burgundy or Bordeaux if they’re no larger than 750ml.
So, having read this far, I think you see my angle here when explaining how versatile this model is when it comes to the type and number of different wines you can store.
Right, now let’s get on to the more technical stuff you should know:
This isn’t exactly technical but it is important to a lot of us (well, it is to me anyway). This wine cooler will quite happily sit on a table or, if you prefer, it can be free-standing (personally I think it would look better free-standing).
The cabinet is black with a stainless steel door trim. As with many other models, the glass in the door is dual paned and you can show off your collection by making use of the soft interior light.
I’ve already told you how versatile this wine cooler is with the size of bottles you can store, but you should also know that the wire racks inside (of which there are 6) can be removed if you want to stand bottles up rather than lie them down. Incidentally, as a side note, you can also buy wooden racks for this wine cooler to house 2 boxes of cigars. Perfect for those of you that enjoy a smoke with a glass of Burgundy.
Your Carbon Foot-Print
This wine cooler uses a thermo-electric cooling system. Not only does this mean it needs fewer moving parts which can break down, it also means you get less noise and the wine housed inside isn’t disturbed by vibration. Thermo-electric doesn’t deplete the ozone either so you’ll be doing your bit for the planet.
This wine cooler will do a very good job IF you’re not looking for dual zone cooling and you’re not looking to keep wines for a long time. Single zone coolers (like this one) will happily house both reds and whites but you’d have to compromise on the temperature range.
So if you don’t have a high turnover of wines, you should probably look at a model like the Koolatron Dual Zone Wine Cellar.
However, if you’re fine with single zone cooling, the Vinotemp VT-28TEDS is a pretty solid choice. You can get it HERE at Amazon.com for around $500. A little pricey, but that’s probably due to the thermo-electric technolgy.