The benefits of storing your vino in a wine cooler

If you area regular wine drinker, seriously consider investing in a quality wine cooler fridge. There are loads of benefits to keeping your favorite reds, whites and blends at the right temperature. Here are a few:

  • Environment: Wine coolers create the perfect temperature, humidity control, stability and exclusiveness that allows wine to maintain freshness and the utmost quality over time.
  • Money: Wine coolers are less expensive compared to wine cellars or an additional refrigerator. Plus, the costs of upkeep and use are significantly less than that of a fridge. 
  • Different wines, different temperatures: Types wines call for varying temperatures for keeping. Sparkling wine should be kept at 45 to 48 degrees; lights whites at 45 to 50 degrees; full bodies whites at 50 to 55 degrees; light reds at 55 to 60 degrees; and full bodied reds at 60 to 65 degrees.
  • Alternative uses: This smaller fridges are the perfect environment for other things in your kitchen too, including: water (sparking or still), fruit, cheese, chocolate, olive oil and more.
  • Chilled glasses: What more do I need to say? Chilled glasses are an excellent addition to any type of wine.

If you’re just starting out, begin small. The Six Bottle Wine Refrigerator is the perfect choice for moderate drinkers or beginners. This counter top cooler has two chrome shelves, designed to hold bottles securely. This stylish black cooler has a stainless front door with a dual-panned glass panel for better insulation and UV protection. Built with an eco-friendly thermoelectric cooling system, this wine fridge is a guilt-less choice. Digital display and push button controls are user friendly.

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Wine Canoe: maybe not sea worthy, but design worthy

I’m sorry but this:


Hello, wine canoe! Would it be ridiculous for me to buy a lake cabin just so I can have you in my home??? Okay you’re right, that would be weird. I can’t help it though, I love the Canoe Wine Shelf by Old Modern Handicraft. First of all, the woodwork looks to be impeccable. And even if you don’t perceive it as a canoe at first, it still has a gorgeous arch design. Perfect for breaking up a boxy space with boring right angles.

The fact of the matter is that you do not actually have to live in a lakeside cabin to have a piece of that romance in your home. The only thing that would make it more perfect, if you could actually go boating on the wine canoe. HA! But, that could be a bad thing too, especially if you love wine as much as I do.

A Home for Your Favorite Wine Glasses

Some may not put as much thought as I do into what kind of glass to drink wine from, but when it comes to wine it’s all about engaging all the senses, not just taste. 

Balloon style wine glasses are a very popular way to serve red wine because of their ability to hold a large volume, and their design is thought to help with aeration.  I personally believe in this, and as a frequent wine drinker, I find the balloon wine glass provides a more rounded experience in tasting.  Plus, they look modern and cool, and they feel good and hearty in your hand.

Because I love to entertain, I own a lot of wine glasses. I only keep a few in the cabinet at a time and I like to store the rest so they don’t get dusty or risk falling off the shelf and breaking.

balloonwineI store mine in a stemware storage chest for balloon style wine glasses.  Most importantly, the wine glass storage chest is very sturdy and has cardboard dividers so I can store my stemware without any worry that they’ll break.  I also really appreciate that the stemware chest has handles for easy lifting (which is important if you’re trying to avoid an accident resulting in broken glass) and the lid comes off all the way for easy loading and unloading of the glasses.  The window is handy because I have two glassware chests and the other has other kinds of wine and beverage glasses, so I can tell which one has my beloved balloon style glasses.

The tan fabric exterior and brown piping is a nice touch.  I keep my wine glass storage chests in the garage, but if I were to keep them somewhere in the house I would really appreciate that the box is not unsightly.  I would recommend this particular to stemware chest to anyone who has collection of glassware, because I’m pretty sure it’s the best you can find!