Whilst many might see the Bottle Fridge as a frivolous purchase, for wine connoisseurs who have spent a small fortune on their prized bottles it is almost a necessity. Fine wine really needs to be kept at a regimented temperature to make sure it ages properly without becoming tainted by outside influences and a Bottle Fridge is the only guaranteed way to achieve this. Please find below a handy guide, which should help in making your decision.
Portability is a sizeable concern when discussing your Bottle Fridge. Many freestanding fridges are not built to be moved but there are also selections of smaller models designed with portability in mind. These models would be perfect for those who plan on showing off and sharing their collection.
Although many of the larger units are designed to remain in one place there is also the kitchen or counter top option to consider when selecting your Bottle Fridge. Most small counter top fridges can store around 6 to 8 bottles of wine and are perfect for those with limited space or those just starting out with their collections. They are also great for dinner parties or if you don’t plan on storing your wine for more than a few months before drinking it. It’s also important to consider whether or not to go with a multi-zone fridge, which segments different areas in the fridge with different temperatures so you can keep your red wine at one temperature and your white wine at another.
You should make sure that there is enough room to store and operate your Bottle Fridge. Freestanding fridges should be given plenty of room to allow air to enter and exit the unit. Interior lighting is another factor to consider, a decent interior light will not only illuminate your collection and make it look more attractive but it will also allow you to select bottles without having to take them out and check them. For those with environmental concerns there are plenty of fridges on the market that are CFC free. Whilst there is a certain snobbery associated with the ‘poorer performance’ of ‘green’ fridges, rest assured their environmental kindness has no impact on their performance. Although you would assume all models would come with transparent glass doors, many fridges are designed with decorated surfaces, which means you have to open the fridge to view your collection. There are also models available with extendable shelves that will make operating your fridge so much easier.
We live in a far more environmentally conscious time than we ever have before and thusly there will be potential buyers who will want to make sure their Bottle Fridge is environmentally sound. For these buyers the market is awash with fridges that are completely CFC free which will ensure a far lighter carbon footprint. It is true that there’s an element of reverse snobbery where environmentally friendly products are concerned but there is no evidence to suggest that ‘green’ fridges are in any way inferior to their CFC generating counterparts.
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