You don’t need a basement to keep an exclusive winecellar ..
Of course you are familiar with that wonderful experience when the first sip of wine turns into smooth velvet on your pallet. But that wine experience does not have to be exclusive to restaurant visits.
- just let a wine fridge be your sommelier
'Wine fridge' or 'winecooler' is perhaps a little misleading because we are talking so much more than cooling: It is a dedicated wine cabinet with advanced climate and protection features, and they are widely used by high profile restaurants - perhaps in bigger sizes.
Generally there are 3 main reasons for choosing a to have winefridge, and they work just as well in your kitchen as in a restaurant:
- For keeping wines ready (at their ideal serving temperature)
- For storing wines optimally (air condition, protection)
- For organising and presenting the wine
If you are thinking of buying a wine fridge, or unsure which type to choose, this basic guide is for you.
We will guide into to the short term benefits, the long term benefits, the benefits in your kitchen project and how to take the next step.
There are many "schools" of wine and many styles with specific ideals. Even wine gurus. We are sure you follow your own interest and seek advice where you are
This guide is meant to give overview and focus on generally accepted wine knowledge.