Best 100 bottle wine cooler
We are building a new home within the next year. We want to put a wine cooler in our utility room. We want one that holds about 100 bottles. I need one that is quiet and hopefully energy efficient. Does anyone have any suggestions for one that I should consider or even ones to steer clear of?
Thx so much for any recommendations.
The good ones seem to be rather ridiculously expensive. The cheaper ones tend to have a few problems one should look out for:
1. There is a "slot" for each bottle, and that slot only fits narrow Bordeaux styled bottles. Leaving one to shove all other sized bottles in ways that can scrape the label and makes everything a pain...
2. They are "thermaelectric" this helps cut down on vibration - which is good, on the other hand this means that the refrigerator will really struggle in 80 degree + heat. If you live in an area that gets that warm, you want to be careful about this problem if you plan to store bottles long term
I have this "75 bottle" cooler as my back up to a La Cache.
Have had it for about 8 years with no issues. The shelving is adjustable which is very beneficial for odd sized bottles. I use it mostly to store 375s and bottles up in the drink-soon queue. Shelving is pretty deep too so I can usually push the bottles back and lay 2-3 bottles in front of each of the top to middle rows. Bottom two rows arent as deep as the compressor is in the back bottom.
Currently I have 99 bottles in it (according to CellarTracker) with 25 of those as 375s.