Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

Postby w3wa2003 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:27 pm

I'm looking to purchase a wine cooler/refrigerator. I have read many conflict reports regarding the reliability of various models, as well as the importance of minimizing vibration.

Does Garagiste or any user know of reliable guides/reviews?

Thank you
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Re: Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

Postby Bojest » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:50 am

I've had a 58 bottle Vinotemp for over 4 years and am very happy with it. My only regret is I didn't buy a bigger one. My advice would be, whatever size you think you want, get a bigger one. If you're serious about cellaring wine, you'll be glad you did.
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Re: Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

Postby justin_ruch1180 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:06 pm

I agree with you Bojest! better buy the bigger ones!!
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Re: Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

Postby bigRay » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:49 am

Glass door wine coolers are great. It depends on what you need, if you're planning to store a lot, better get a bigger one. 8-)
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Re: Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

Postby fish3d » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:59 pm

Hi All,
I have the opportunity to purchase a two year old 166 bottle capacity Danby. It has 4 years of in home
warranty . It is very difficult to find information about wine coolers. I have a GE 29 bottle fridge I
got from Home Depot but thanks to Garagiste I need to go bigger. It is not likely I will keep wines longer
than five years however even in my GE I have a small plastic cup with a sponge to keep the humidity
around 70%. I've read the few reviews on Amazon about Danby they were the only ones I could find and they
were not positive. The unit will be in my kitchen/dining room (open floor plan) and I have low ceilings.
I'm concerned about noise and just general longevity. All comments appreciated.

Cheers!
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Re: Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

Postby Bojest » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:43 pm

If the price is right, it could be worth the risks. That one is over $1300 new, right? If they are asking less than $650, I would probably go for it. But, you can get a pretty nice new one, albeit smaller, for that kind of money. And if you get four years under warranty, I would say that reduces the risk. I don't have any first hand knowledge of that brand but my GF had a 28 bottle Vinotemp (a brand I thought had a good rep) that lasted maybe 4 years. It was gonna cost too much to have it fixed so I started looking for a replacement. Anything in the 28-32 bottle range was going for over $330 (internet searches) but I was walking through Costco and they had several 34 bottle Vinotemps for only $188. I jumped on it, in spite of the first one failing. Even if it only lasts another 4 years, that's a small price to pay to keep your better bottles properly stored. But I don't envision "cellaring" any particular wines for many years....they are usually just in there until I get to them. Maybe you do plan to, so reliability would be a bigger concern for you. My best advice is, if you know what you want and what you're willing to pay, you'll know what to do. I don't think anyone can assure you it will hold up, but I wouldn't worry about noise. Shouldn't be any louder than your refrigerator when it runs.
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Re: Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

Postby Bojest » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:34 pm

Man there's a lot of spammers on this site.
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Re: Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

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Re: Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

Postby petefrederick » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:55 pm

Go with the bigger bottle. Make sure you decant it for 4 hours. This is a young wine, and even with a 4 hour decant, will show it's youth. Very pretty bouquet of strawberries and vanilla. Sweet fruit, big oak, big acid, but not too tannic. Not one of my favorites.
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Re: Wine Cooler/Refrigerator

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