If you’re interested in starting a collection of wine, you need to consider the importance of storing your collection properly. Doing so will retain the flavor of your collection and enhance the tasting experience throughout the years.
A wine and beverage fridge can make all the difference when it comes to collecting and storing wine, beer, and other beverages.
The Convenience of a Wine and Beverage Fridge
There are some appliances that your kitchen – and home – must have. For example, a refrigerator, cooktop, oven, etc. And, then there are others that just leave your home a step or two above the rest. A wine and beverage fridge is one of those appliances.
If you’ve never considered adding a wine and beverage fridge to your repertoire, perhaps it is time. Believe it or not, there are so many perks, benefits, conveniences, and pleasures that you will get from these tiny refrigerators. Some you may already know, others you may not expect.
It’s Not Just for Wine
Just because something is referred to as a wine cooler doesn’t mean you can’t break the rules a bit. Keeping with the same idea behind open cabinetry, you can designate a wine cooler for your beverages. It gives an added bit of design to your style. You can present your drinks in a fun, socially exciting manner that makes it a great addition to your décor.
Wine coolers can hold wine, beer, and various liquors you prefer chilled. But they can also hold cans and bottles of water, soda, and juice. Just think outside the box.
Place It Anywhere Inside or Outside Your Home
A wine cooler being utilized for wine, beer, or liquor would be a great addition to a bar or lounge area in your home. This isn’t the only place you can use one, however. The great part about them is their smaller size which allows them to be more mobile than, say, an average refrigerator.
Geez, it would be wonderful if I didn’t have to walk all the way to the kitchen anytime someone wanted a drink. How many times have you been sitting on your back patio or in your basement and thought something like that? Or, in your den or tv room, watching the latest hockey game – who wants to miss the action and run for a refill?
Wine coolers are large enough to provide you a useful tool, yet they are small enough to go nearly anywhere in your home and not be in the way.
Open up Space in Your Refrigerator
Do you have an overcrowded refrigerator? If yours looks like most kitchens – especially the ones in homes of busy families – then you likely often run out of space. And, because you want to keep your perishable food items from spoiling, drinks often end up taking the back burner. Those that can be kept warm are housed in a pantry off to the side and require ice to enjoy.
Well, what if you didn’t have to deal with that situation anymore? A wine cooler can bring you the convenience of having, for instance, a refrigerator solely for your beverages. This would free up space in your regular refrigerator so that you have room for everything – without sacrificing. Gone will be the days of drinking warm beverages and melted ice.
Drink Wine Properly
If you are a wine connoisseur, then you probably already know that there are certain temperatures that you are to store – and drink – wine. If you aren’t, well now you know. To enjoy the best taste, you will not want to store it in a wine rack on your kitchen countertop. Instead, you need a wine cooler.
While it varies depending on the type of wine, most are recommended to be stored at temperatures between 45- and 65-degrees. This is warmer than your refrigerator and colder than your countertop. Know what its perfect for, though? You guessed it – a wine cooler.
Wine coolers feature a control panel that allows you to set the ideal temperature for the type of beverage you’re storing.
Add Convenience and Fun to Your Social Areas
If you often have guests over – or if you have a teenager who does – then you will be thrilled with the convenience a wine cooler can add to your social areas. No more having to send people all around your house to get another drink. Not to mention that these wine coolers look neat – and fun – in social areas. With their glass front and LED lighting, they are very inviting.
They are guaranteed to be the talk of the party.
They Come in Various Sizes for Your Convenience
One of the best things about wine coolers is that they are not all created equal. They come in various sizes for your convenience. So, if you are wanting one that will fit in a specific space or hold a particular number of bottles, there is one to fit your needs. Wine coolers are available in a variety of different sizes, including single zone, dual zone, and triple zone.
Thor Kitchen offers several wine coolers in all three dimensions, each of which offers a unique set of features.
Let’s take a closer look.
Single Zone Wine Cooler
This single zone wine cooler features one storage area capable of storing a limited amount of beverages.
Dual Zone Wine Cooler
This dual zone wine cooler features two storage areas capable of storing beverages at different temperatures. This is convenient if you’re storing white wine and red wine, as both require different temperatures for an optimal tasting experience.
Triple Zone Wine Cooler
If you’re serious about collecting wine, beer, or other beverages, you may want to consider a triple zone wine cooler for your home. This triple zone wine cooler features three sections in which you can store a variety of different beverages.
Let’s say, for example, that you want to store soda, water, and juice for the minors – and alcohol, such as wine, beer, and liquor for the adults. You won’t need to buy two. A wine cooler with multiple zones means the temp can be controlled to just what it needs to be for it is storing.
These Stylish Designs Actually Add to Your Décor
Thinking outside the box turns a lot of heads. It’s not an overly common thing to do, but one that shouts to those around that you are fun, trendy, and you like a cold drink that is convenient.
If you were to buy an additional full-size refrigerator and place it in your living room, you may be turning heads for the wrong reasons. It would be bulky and totally out of place. However, with a wine cooler, the look and design of the appliance actually add to your current décor. It would be a welcome addition to your living room or any space in your home.
A wine and beverage fridge usually falls low on the list of necessary kitchen appliances because it is viewed more like a want than a need. However, you need one of these in the social areas of your home. Once you do, you will wonder how you ever got by without one.
Photo by Matthieu Joannon