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Wine coolers buying guide

Whether you're a serious sommelier or just enjoy the occasional tipple, we'll help you find the perfect wine cooler.

What size wine cooler can I get?

Our wine coolers can fit anywhere between 6 and 140 bottles inside. They come in all kinds of sizes too. Upright models are perfect for larger kitchens while under counter or slim coolers fit in smaller spaces.

If you want to have a few favourites ready and waiting, smaller models will do the job. For the entertainers or collectors out there, bigger wine coolers can cater to every taste – from the Merlot mad to the Champagne champions.

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What's the perfect temperature for wines?

By keeping wine in the right conditions, they stay in tip top condition as they age. White wines are best kept at a cool 9-13⁰C degrees, while 7⁰C is better for sparkling. Red wines prefer warmer temperatures of around 12-15⁰C.

If you can’t decide on a favourite type of wine, a wine cooler with multiple zones lets you set the perfect temperature. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

Dual zone models

Can I move the shelves around?

A lot of wine coolers are designed around a standard Bordeaux bottle, but some models do have flexible storage options. If you’re a fan of larger sized bottles like Burgundy or Champagne, keep an eye out for models with removable shelves that create a bit more space.

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Do wine cooler energy ratings matter?

All of our wine coolers have been given an energy rating, with A+ being the highest, which tells you how efficient that model is. A+ products need less electricity to power, so you end up saving money on household bills.

And remember, the less you spend on running your wine cooler, the more you can spend on actual wine!

B and above

Any extra wine cooler features?

Wine coolers will keep your bottles in the ideal position to make sure the corks don’t dry out and let any air in. You can get a model with UV resistant doors that block out any harmful rays so your wine stays full-bodied and delicious. LED lights are also a great feature, lighting up your favourite bottles without damaging the contents.

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Ready to go?

Now that you’re all clued up on how to choose a wine cooler, we’ve put together a selection of Best Buys that we absolutely love.