Large Wine Fridges: Buyers Guide

  • 2023-03-01

In order to preserve your wine, a wine cooler or a wine cellar is the best method of preservation. You should not store your wine in a freezer, fridge or wine cellar to ensure that your wine quality doesn’t decline.

When buying a wine cooler it is important that you know how to store and look after your wine fridge. Wine fridges provide the ideal environment to allow you to preserve your wine for as long as possible. There are a lot of factors that you need to consider when buying a wine cooler. Such as keeping your wine away from sunlight and not placing your wine coolers too close to the wall. This is because wine coolers need appropriate ventilation to allow the wine to breathe.

The purpose of a wine cooler is to ensure that your wine lasts for a long time as well as to preserve the taste and quality of the wine. Throughout this blog, we will be discussing everything you need to know about large wine fridges as well as the different types of wine coolers. Read on to find out more.


Types of Wine Coolers

There are many types of wine coolers we offer here at Dunavox, from integrated to freestanding we have the wine cooler for you suitable for your home. All of our wine coolers offer dual-zone temperature control features, a ventilation system, vibration-free storing and much more. Some of the wine coolers we have available are:


Freestanding Wine Coolers

A freestanding wine cooler is one of our most popular products. This is because when it comes to the placement you will have plenty of freedom as they don’t need to be built in and can be placed pretty much anywhere in your home.

We offer a range of different freestanding wine coolers here at Dunavox which you can find in our products section. Products in our range of large-capacity wine coolers have features such as:

  • A dual cooling zone
  • Temperature Control
  • UV Light protection
  • Interior LED lights
  • Vibration free storing

Our freestanding wine cooler also comes with wine racks that allow your wine bottles to lie on their side. This is important when storing wine as it prevents the wine's cork from drying up. This wine cooler holds up to 54 wine bottles and comes with wooden shelves.


Large Capacity Wine Coolers

Large-capacity wine coolers are designed to store large quantities of wine. They normally hold between 70 to over 200 bottles of wine. Large-capacity wine coolers offer a range of features from dual temperature zones to touch-to-open doors. Although our large-capacity wines offer similar features to our freestanding wine coolers, our large-capacity wine coolers are slightly more expensive due to the capacity of wine bottles they can hold. Large-capacity wine coolers also offer fan-assisted cooling as well as the ability to be used as a freestanding or integrated wine cooler.

An example of one of our large-capacity wine coolers is the Dunavox Grande-181. Our large-capacity wine coolers are perfect for kitchens, hotels and restaurants. The bottles are supported by wooden racks and come with a steel handle. For more information on this product make sure you click the link provided above!


How to Store Your Wine Cooler

So, you have bought a wine cooler but you are not too sure where to place it or how to look after it. Well, worry no more because we are going to be discussing the key things to remember when storing your wine cooler.


Store Away From Sunlight

Wine coolers work by protecting your wine from the sunlight which is why it is important to keep your wine shaded as much as possible. Sunlight exposure results in a release of sulphur in your wine causing an unpleasant taste and a decrease in the quality of the wine. When exposed to sunlight the wine's ageing process speeds up causing unwanted chemical reactions.

Keeping your wine out of the sun will allow for the preservation of your wine and allows the quality of the wine to remain. Any triggered chemical reactions from the sun ruin the natural flavours in the wine. Not only does it ruin the taste, but it also ruins the aromas that come with it. This can result in the wine tasting acidic or bitter.


Wine Cooler Temperature

When storing wine, high humidity levels are important. This is to ensure that the work does not dehydrate and to ensure that the wine stays nice and cool. The ideal temperature to store your wine depends on a variety of factors such as:

  • The type of wine
  • The alcohol percentage
  • The number of tannins in the wine

For example, white wine should normally be kept at a temperature of around 8 and 10 degrees whereas red wine should be stored at a much warmer temperature between 16 and 18 degrees. Humidity control is also important when storing your wine. This is because if your humidity levels are too low, the wine's cork will dry out, therefore leaving your wine prone to oxidation.


Where to Store Your Wine Cooler

Kitchens are by far the most popular place to store a wine cooler. This is because it is convenient and easily accessible. If you have a freestanding wine cooler, it is best to place this in a room with enough space. Whereas if you have an integrated wine cooler, then they can be placed pretty much anywhere as they are fitted into cupboards, counters or kitchen cabinets and do not take up a lot of space. The same goes for under-counter wines as they are also built-in. For more information on ideal locations for large wine, coolers click here.