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pulled pork Jun 18, 2007 06:44 AM

We are looking to get a stand alone wine cooler for our apartment.
Not collectors just enjoy wine and tired of taking up space in the fridge.

28 bottles for under $200.00
Any reviews on:
Avanti
Danby
Vinotemp

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    drumwine RE: pulled pork Jun 18, 2007 11:02 AM

    have had a vinotemp 24 bott. for 3 yrs...reliable, no problems...recommend

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      clayfu RE: pulled pork Jun 19, 2007 02:28 PM

      try going to home depot or sears they have alot of "no name" brand wine coolers that work perfectly fine. i just bought a magic chef 50 bottle one (actually fit 50 bottles in it with oversized pinot's) for 249

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        pulled pork RE: pulled pork Jun 19, 2007 07:57 PM

        Thank you for the advice. Best deal turned out to be a Danby 35 bottle wine cooler from costco for $199 with free shipping to our home. Looking forward to stocking up.

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          sweetnspicy RE: pulled pork Jun 20, 2007 12:50 PM

          I have three coolers by Danby! They work just fine! My best buy was from Target where there was a clearance for a 35 btl cooler for $75 when I got up from it rang for $35 there was a dent on the top towards the back but who cares! I would say if you drink a lot of Pinot or Chard with the larger bottle don't plan on a cooler fitting all 28 bottles.

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            monkuboy RE: sweetnspicy Jun 20, 2007 03:28 PM

            Which Target was this? I was looking at some the other day and the Danby and Avanti boxes looked like they had been transferred to the store from Hurricane Katrina's path.

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              sweetnspicy RE: monkuboy Jun 20, 2007 11:45 PM

              This was a store in Virginia it was a while ago! But trust me I took the fridge and ran!

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              clayfu RE: sweetnspicy Jun 20, 2007 04:24 PM

              hell of a deal! i'd buy all of them! haha

            3. Yaqo Homo RE: pulled pork Jun 21, 2007 05:50 PM

              I was hoping this thread would be about Bartles & James et al. What ever happened to beverages being marketed as "wine coolers?" I blame Zima for their demise.

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                medford RE: Yaqo Homo Jun 22, 2007 09:00 AM

                I don't think any of them contain 'wine' any longer. Ah, I have fond memories of B&J times... I believe almost everything akin to what we remember is now a 'malt beverage'

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                  chrisinroch RE: Yaqo Homo Jun 23, 2007 03:08 PM

                  Damn, you stole my joke.

                  I wonder if that Zima guy is still around. Every time I saw that annoying commercial I wanted to punch him in the throat.

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