How Does a Wine Cooler Work?

How to install a wine fridge

All advice / tips and trends around the purchase of a wine fridge or wine cooler.

Are you a great wine lover and do you want to buy a wine fridge? On this page you can read everything you need to know! On the basis of these tips and trends page, helps you choose a suitable wine refrigerator or wine climate cabinet. You can read here what you can pay attention to when finding a suitable model. For example, you learn everything about the different wine fridge models, installation methods for a wine fridge and which useful extra functions there are. With the help of information and tips, the choice is made easy for you.

Space and appearance
When choosing a wine fridge, it is smart to first determine how big and wide the wine fridge should be. How much space do you have in the house and how many bottles do you want to be able to store?
A wine climate cabinet with a capacity of 66 bottles has the following dimensions: 595 x 630 x 1035 mm (wxdxh). This is the famous BODEGA43-66. See the next page for more information about this wine fridge.
  • BODEGA43-40 has a capacity of 40 bottles and can function as a built-in wine climate cabinet. The BODEGA43-40 has a very nice appearance as a built-in wine climate cabinet in your kitchen. The dimensions of the BODEGA43-40 are 595x581x820 mm. The total weight is 43.5 kg and can be built in under the worktop.
  • The BODEGA43-180 is a robust and large wine fridge in which 180 wine bottles can be stored. For the true wine lover. The dimensions of this are: 595x680x1840 mm.
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Do you want to build in the wine fridge?

It is also important to consider in advance whether you want to build in the refrigerator, for example in the kitchen under the counter top. After all, you can’t just build in any wine cooler. Each product indicates whether it is suitable for installation.

What is the difference between a wine fridge and a regular fridge?

A regular fridge is designed to drop temperature rapidly and drive out humidity, whereas a wine cooler/cellar is designed to lower temperature gradually and maintain a level of humidity conducive to wine storage. Essentially, they have two different functions. An regural fridge is made to keep a wide variety of perishables cold and dry, so salad, bread, baloney, and beer all live happily together in an average temperature of 40°F—too cold for the fragile makeup of your wine, and too dry to keep corks moist.

Whether a wine cooler is suitable for installation depends on the cooling technology. Thermoelectric cooling technology, for example, is not suitable for this. A compressor with fan cooling, such as the wine cabinets from Wine Cooler Shop, are very suitable for installing a wine cabiner or wine cooler.

When buying a wine fridge, take the direction of rotation of the door into account. It is always annoying to find out after the purchase that the wine fridge does not fit in the corner as nicely as you thought, for example because the door is in the open position in another door. The door hinges are shown in the specifications of each product. In addition, it is stated whether the direction of rotation is adjustable.

View all built-in wine fridges and wine climate cabinets on our built-in page.

What temperature should a wine fridge be?

It is very important in the selection criteria of a wine fridge to consider the temperature zones of a wine fridge. Do you only drink red wine or do you mainly enjoy a glass of white wine? That also plays a role in your choice. As you probably know, red and white wine are served at different temperatures. Wine climate cabinets are available with one or more temperature zones. If a wine fridge has one temperature zone, you have to make a choice between storing red or white wine. If the climate cabinet has two or more zones, it is advisable to pay attention to whether the temperature is adjustable per zone or not.When purchasing a climate cabinet with only one temperature zone, it is important to pay attention to the minimum temperature zone. White wine is often served between 7 ° C and 12 ° C (depending on the type of wine: full, sparkling, fresh, fruity or sweet) and red wines between 14 ° and 18 ° (this also differs per wine type: fruity, powerful, complex or luscious).