For anyone who has a home bar – and who happens to like drinking wine – a wine fridge is simply a must-have. Wine fridges come in all shapes and sizes, suitable for all budgets – and all home bar needs. But, what to look for when buying a wine fridge? Finding the right wine fridge means doing some research on what’s available, and finding out what kind of wine storage works best for each situation. For example, when it comes to wine storage, a standard wine fridge may not be the best option. Why? Fridges can actually denature wines, ruining them over time.
While a wine cellar offers the best way to store wine, a wine cabinet can provide an affordable alternative, especially when space is at a premium. A wine cabinet works to provide the perfect environment for wine, regulating the temperature and humidity, while protecting each bottle from harmful UV light. This can help wine age as it’s supposed to, helping to avoid the dreaded denaturation. On the other hand, wine fridges work well in the short term. Instead of providing long-term storage, wine fridges can help chill sparkling and white wine to the perfect drinking temperature.
Buying Wine Fridges
Wine fridges vary in size and capacity, and can be built-in or free-standing. Just as with standard fridges and freezers, it can be a good idea to check a wine fridge’s energy rating before buying. Unlike many other household appliances, fridges tend to be switched on all day, every day – so it’s important to choose one that’s not going to provide eye-watering energy bills. For long-term wine storage, check out the various wine cabinet options, or for short-term wine chilling, take a look at what’s on offer in the wine fridge range. Home to a great range of wine cabinets, wine fridges and bar fridges, eBay provides the perfect place to search for all home bar essentials.