Wine Refrigerator Recs
I just started shopping and am looking for recs. I would prefer more than 50 bottle capacity and at least 2 temperature zones, energy efficiency a plus. Any recs, winehounds??
I purchased a 80+ bottle Danby a few years back, though it only has one temperature, it was a great value (around $600 at the time) and has served me well.
I used to buy a lot of wine fridges--they were part of distributor incentive programs I wrote when working for a big wine supplier.
Check out the selection from WineEnthusiast.com to start to get a feel for what is out there and how much things cost. Vinotheque and Eurocave, are in my opinion, the best best but there are certianly a lot of good ones out there. I have a SubZero430 (it came with the house) and have been really happy with it so far but have only been using it for about 8 weeks.
And just a quick side note, make sure you find out if the fridge comes with shelves or not. Sometimes prices are listed without shelves.
And one additional consideration is does it vent front, or back. This could well affect the placement of the unit. If built-in, you will want vent front.
I also agree that Wine Enthusiast has a vast array of different sizes, styles, etc. There are others, your SubZero as mentioned, but some of the kitchen appliance types are not all that great. It seems that almost every mfgr. is doing one, or more these days, and some are much better than others.
I'd lean toward the Eurocave, over the Vinotheque, but that is just from bad experiences with some of their other products - NOT the stand-alone units.