A Fancy Way to Store Your Wines
Like a lot of people I enjoy going out for dinner. Unlike a lot of people, I’m always scrutinizing the wine list, in fact, I can often become a real pain when it comes to choosing wines and I have had waiters become a tad impatient with all my questions. I also tend to spend my time taking a good look at the coolers I come across, even if it is from a distance.
All I have to say is that it’s a good job I have a husband who knows about my hobby and is quite happy to put up with my incessant thirst for more knowledge when it comes to wines. I’m sure anyone who would term themselves as a “golf widow(er)” will know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, one of the reasons I decided to start this website is so I can share the knowledge I have gained not just on how wines should be looked after, but mainly what types of wine coolers work best for certain needs. My most recent discovery (courtesy of dinner out the other night) is the EdgeStar 32 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler.
What I should tell you before I start ranting about this cooler is that some months ago, I bought the NewAir 21 Bottle AW-210ED Streamline as a wedding gift for a couple of my friends. After seeing this one in the restaurant I’m now feeling as if I didn’t do my research properly. This model is slightly more expensive but then so are the benefits that go along with it.
If you’re into clean lines and contemporary looks in your kitchen (or anywhere else in your home for that matter), this cooler will look just great. It has a black cabinet with a silver stainless steel trim surrounding the French Style doors.
What I like most about the look of this dual zone cooler is the way the cabinets have been designed. Instead of one cabinet being on top of the other, they sit side by side hence the French style doors. The cabinets are evenly distributed in that you can store 16 bottles on each side and they all lie on their sides.
The racks with this one have a beautiful rustic look and the LED light which illuminates from the inside will also make your collection and eye-catching site.
The Technical Stuff
The glass in the doors are insulated to help protect what’s inside from harmful outdoor elements such as UV rays, and this helps to give an understated sense of class when you’re using the light.
This cooler also uses a Peltier Thermo-Electric cooling system. For those of you that don’t know, this means no compressor. No compressor means less noise for you and less vibration that can agitate your wines (some can get pretty upset about having the sediment unsettled). Oh, and systems like this don’t emit CFC’s so you’ll be helping the environment as well.
The temperature range you have with this cooler is also pretty wide – anything from 46-66F.
If you like keeping a medium sized collection of wines at hand and enjoy either drinking or collecting both reds and whites, in my opinion, this cooler is well worth the money. It looks good, has plenty of storage space and according to what I’ve already been told, it does the job it’s built for really well. I just hope my recently married friends don’t find out about it as well!
You can check the NewAir here at Amazon.
In case you haven’t made up your mind yet, you can also have a look at the other coolers I looked at:
Koldfront18 Bottle Dual Zone
Black and Stainless 24 Bottle Freestanding Dual Zone Wine Cooler
Edgestar 34 Bottle Freestanding Cooler
36 Bottle Built-In Dual Zone French-Door Wine Cellar