Unless you have a big wine cellar to store your favorite wine, a wine cooler inside of your home is the best option you can go with. They are designed to store and cool wine at an optimum temperature, and are a good investment if you like to mature your wine, or if you have a habit and enjoy buying and trying different wines. Read on to learn about the top 10 wine coolers to get this year.
1. Haier 12 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cellar
This wine cellar has an upper zone temperature range between 46°F and 66°F, while the lower zone is from 54°F to 66°F. It has an ultra-quiet electric cooling, but some reviews claim it is rather noisy, so consider the best place for it in your home.
The cabinet part has a black trim, while the dual pane insulated glass door is fitted with a piece of smoked glass. Chrome shelves can be pulled out and the interior has LED lighting. There is a dual touch screen display with controls, and a one year limited warranty in case of mishaps.
2. Avanti 12 Bottle Countertop Wine Cooler
This compact 12 bottle counter top wine cooler is black with a curved glass door. It uses thermoelectric cooling system, and it has not vibration. It is made for standard 750 ml bottles, but the top shelf can be removed to accommodate larger bottles on the second shelf. The cooler also has a convenient upright bottle storage slot for an opened bottle.
Some of the owners experienced considerable temperature fluctuations. It does have a one year limited warranty, but there can be issues with customer services regarding warranty claims. Make sure to check the warranty for any exclusions.
3. Ivation 18 Bottle Wine Cellar
This compact freestanding cellar has thermoelectric non-compressor cooling and insulation free of CFC, meaning it keeps the environment stable and vibration-free. It has an adjustable temperature ranges from 54°F to 64°F, suitable for different wine types. The controls are touch and the display is LED.
There are LED lights inside and the glass door is dual pane smoked glass that protects the wine from room temperature and light. The shelves are for 750 ml bottles, and they slide out for an easier access to the bottles. There are concerns with temperature changes when the cooler is running, like the last one, the one year warranty comes with customer services troubles while making warranty claims.
4. Kalamera 30 Bottle Wine Cooler
This cooler is suitable as either a freestanding unit, or a built-in unit. It can hold different sized bottles, and you can remove a shelf to fit in larger bottles of wine or Champagne.
It works with compressor cooling and has vibration reduction technology. The cabinet is made from stainless steel and has a black finish, while the tempered glass door is dual layered for extra protection. The racks on the inside are beech wood, and the inside also has a carbon filter and soft LED lighting.
Temperature ranges between 40°F and 66°F and it has a memory function that can return the temperature to its previous setting after a potential power outage. The cooler also has a lock, and comes with a one year warranty that can be extended for extra.
5. Koldfront 18 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler (TWR187ESS)
This dual zone wine cooler can fit 18 bottles of wine, and is freestanding with a temperature range of 54°F to 66°F in the top zone, and 46°F to 66°F in the lower zone. The thermoelectric cooler is vibration free, and the glass door is tempered.
The display is touchscreen and LCD, while there is LED lighting on the inside. It has a lock for extra security. The manufacturer made it to mainly house 750 ml/2.75″ Bordeaux bottles, but if you want to store larger bottles, you can also remove a wooden shelf. These precious shelves need extra careful handling, because they might may slip out of the tracks, and they are not the easiest to slide in and out. The cooler has a one year limited warranty.
6. Kalamera 46 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
The dual zone wine cooler by Kalamera is suitable as a freestanding unit, as well as a built-in cooler for your kitchen. It is made from black stainless steel and has a glass door. The vibration of the compressor is minimal, while the shelves have a beech finish. Of course, there is soft LED lighting on the inside. This is another cooler with a memory function that restores the temperature in case of an outage.
Temperatures range between 40°F and 50°F in the upper, and 50°F to 66°F in the lower zone. It is also lockable. It comes with a one year warranty, and it might arrive with some damage, so be ready to activate it immediately.
7. Whynter 20 Bottle Wine Cooler
This freestanding black cabinet cooler has a black-tinted mirror glass on the door that protects the wine inside it from UV. It cools your favorite beverage through thermoelectric cooling of low noise and vibration. Controls are soft-touch buttons, and there is an LCD display.
Similarly to the others, the temperatures range from 46°F to 65°F, but some owners experienced differences on the display and the actual temperature inside the cooler. It comes with a year limited warranty from the manufacturer, with an option to extend it.
8. Kalamera 50 Bottle Wine Cooler
This huge 50 bottle wine cooler is freestanding, and has a black finish stainless steel cabinet. The glass door is anti-UV, and it has soft LED on the inside. The shelves have a beech finish and can be removed. Although it says it fits 50 bottles, it can be hard to reach this capacity if you use bottles larger than 750 ml.
This wine cooler operates at on temperatures between 40°F and 66°F, and it has a memory function. The compressor system is quiet and vibration free, and you get one year limited warranty.
9. Wine Enthusiast 32 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
The 32 bottle dual zone wine cooler by Wine Enthusiast brand comes equipped with an energy-efficient and vibration free thermoelectric CFC cooling system. It is made to fit 32 standard 750 ml Bordeaux bottles, and cools them in a temperature range between 54°F and 66°F in the top zone, and between 46°F and 66°F in the lower zone. The shelves on the inside of the cooler are chrome, and they are removable so that you can fit some bigger, non-standard bottles inside of it as well.
The outside of the cabinet is made from stainless steel that has a black finish, while the door is from smoked glass reflective Thermopane. A one year limited warranty from the manufacturer is included.
10. Allavino FlexCount VSWR56-2SSRN – 56 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator
The Allavino Flex Count is the largest wine cooler on the list, as it can hold 56 bottles. It is a dual zone wine cooler that offers flexible storage that includes housing Champagne and Pinot bottles, other than standard 750 ml wine bottles. Although it is a dual zone cooler with 41°F to 61°F temperatures in the upper and 45°F to 64°F in the lower zone, some owners experienced major fluctuations and temperature difference between these two zones.
The cooler uses 25% more energy efficient cooling system that has reduced noise. It has a front vent, which means it is perfect for building it into your kitchen. It can also be a freestanding unit. You can choose between two handles, so select the one that goes with your kitchen or other surroundings the best. There is of course a one year limited warranty, and keep in mind that some reviews describe customer service issues while they were trying to make a claim under the warranty regarding a faulty design or damage. Buying an extended warranty past the one year that is included is highly advised.