The Best Wine Coolers

What Wine Cooler Should I Buy?

As the name itself implies, wine coolers are specifically designed to cool wine. The function of these coolers is to chill your wine at the most ideal serving temperature. As no wine is the same we’ve made an infographic of the ideal serving temperature for the different wines that are consumed the most, from 66ºF for a Vintage dark red port to 47ºF for a white Riesling

Wine serving temperature


When compared to the regular refrigerators, wine coolers are far better at the regulation of temperature and preserving exact consistency. So, if you have recently started to develop taste for wine, there is a lot more that you need to know. This savoir-faire will help you connect more thoroughly to your wine. One of such most important elements that are prerequisite of a healthy wine relationship is to own the best wine cooler. A wine cooler is a worthwhile investment if you have an extraordinary interest in wine. The best wine cooler makes sure that the full flavor profile of the wine comes out and therefore it ages your wine in the most apposite conditions.

But when deciding to purchase wine coolers for you there are several minutiae to pre-consider. Various questions may come to your mind relevant to the features and specifications that make wine cooler best. There are innumerable options available in market of various brands and models. But before that, there are some of the basic traits to know when purchasing a cooler.

Factors to Consider before Buying a Wine Cooler:

There are various aspects of a wine cooler that should be considered before you buy a wine cooler, as follows:

Numbers of Bottles:

The size of the wine cooler is comprehended by the number of bottles it can store. If you have recently begun to collect amazing wines, a small-sized cooler with the capacity of 1-50 bottles will suffice. But for a real time collector who already has a wide assortment of wines can opt for a cooler that can store more than 200 bottles. It is completely a matter of personal preference.

Single or Dual Zone:

Generally, a wine cooler has several temperature zones. These zones are meant to set a different temperature for specific part. This is great for someone who is storing and ageing diverse wine types like white and red wine together. For beginners, a single zone wine cooler will suit perfectly that only has one cooling area with one temperature control. However, a dual zone wine cooler will be more practical if there is a huge collection of different makes of wine. It has two temperature controls for each of the compartment.

Built-in or Freestanding Cooler:

This is yet another option to decide when purchasing a wine cooler. Built-in wine coolers are fabricated as such to integrate with the kitchen cabinets seamlessly. They may need proper space and installation. However, a freestanding cooler is comparatively easier because it does not require any intricate installation and can be set up conveniently.

Thermoelectric or Compressor-Based:

Compressor-based coolers are noisier when compared to the thermoelectric coolers. They are ideal if you have no problem with their noise and want to position them in your garage or basement. But for a cooler that will sit in the kitchen, thermoelectric is the best choice because they do not feature a compressor and are quieter.

According to your preferred taste, you can make your mind to pick the best wine cooler in terms of the above choices.

Our top 3 Built-in wine coolers currently are:


Kalamera 50 Bottle Wine cooler

NewAir AW-281E 28 Bottle Wine cooler

EdgeStar 36 Bottle Wine cooler



Our top 3 Freestanding wine coolers currently are:


AKDY 21 Bottle Dual-zone cooler

AKDY 32 Bottle Single-zone cooler

Haier 18 Bottle Dual zone cooler


Our top 3 Compact wine coolers available under $200 currently are:


NewAir AW-121E 12 bottle Wine cooler

Haier 6 Bottle Wine cooler

Avalon Bay 12 AB Wine Cooler



Looking for a specific brand of wine coolers? We’ve put together a comparison of all the different wine coolers for the following brands:

  • EdgeStar wine coolers can be found here
  • NewAir wine coolers can be found here
  • AKDY wine coolers can be found here