Tall wine fridges allow you to use the full height of a room to maximise wine storage space and are a great alternative to bespoke wine cellars.
A tall built-in model can fit in brilliantly next to your fixtures, fittings, and appliances, but is more expensive than a tall freestanding model.
In this post, we discuss our top tall wine coolers for 2023, as well as important features to consider.
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Best Tall Wine Fridges & Coolers 2023
Best for: Large
|Type||Built-in or Freestanding|
|Temperature Zones||Single Zone|
|Bottle Capacity||210 Bottles|
|Features||Blue ceiling lighting, Lockable, UV-resistant glass door, Vibration-free, Automatic Defrost|
Philip says: "The Swisscave WL455F provides a luxurious wine experience with a whopping 455 bottle capacity, precise temperature control between 5-22℃, energy-efficient design, LED lighting, and sleek modern aesthetic - the perfect single zone solution for a sophisticated wine collection.".
|Large capacity: The wine cooler has a capacity of 455 bottles.||Cannot be fully integrated with a cabinet door|
|Temperature control: The wine cooler has a temperature control range of 5-22℃.||Large capacity may be excessive for some|
|Energy efficient: The wine cooler is energy efficient, with low energy consumption.|
|LED lighting: The wine cooler features LED lighting for a subtle, elegant touch.|
|Sleek design: The wine cooler has a sleek and modern design that complements any interior.|
|Single zone: The wine cooler has a single temperature zone, ideal for those with a smaller collection.|
Best for: Quiet
|Temperature Zones||Single Zone|
|Bottle Capacity||220 Bottles|
|Features||Vibration free, Active carbon filters, 2 digital displays, White all-round lightning|
Philip says: "Experience wine storage heaven with the Swisscave WLB460FLD, a 220-bottle wine cooler, featuring a single temperature zone (5℃-20℃), majestic mahogany shelves, and a glowing white LED light. Savor your vintages in a vibration-free environment with charcoal filters for long-term preservation.".
|Large capacity: The wine cooler has a capacity of 220 bottles.||Cannot be built-in|
|Single temperature zone, 5℃-20℃||Large capacity may be excessive for some|
|LED lights, white glow|
|Mahogany shelves, 7 pull-out and 7 display|
|Charcoal filters for long term wine storage|
|Vibration-free storage environment|
Best for: Warranty
|Type||Built-in or Freestanding|
|Temperature Zones||Dual Zone|
|Bottle Capacity||166 Bottles|
|Features||Active charcoal filter, 14 elegant pull out racks, UV-protected glass door, Lockable, Vibration free|
Philip says: "Keep your wine at its best with the Dunavox DX-166.428DBK, a dual-zone wine cooler, boasting elegant wooden shelves, a UV treated door, frictionless rails, digital temperature control, and a vibration-free compressor with a winter heating function. Experience wine like never before!".
|Dual temperature zones for wine storage and serving||Cannot be fully integrated with a cabinet door|
|Charcoal filter and UV treated door for protection|
|14 elegant wooden pull out shelves with frictionless rails|
|Tinted, lockable, and insulated glass door|
|Digital temperature control with display|
|Vibration-free compressor with winter heating function|
What Exactly Is a Wine Fridge?
Wine coolers are also known as wine fridges. They are used to keep your wine at the right temperature and are widely regarded as valuable substitutes for actual wine cellars.
When you keep your wines at the correct temperature, you can prevent fluctuations which can compromise the quality of your wine.
If you install a wine cooler in your kitchen, you can always have a bottle available when guests visit your home or you experience a wine craving.
Expert Wine Storage sells a wide range of wine coolers online, with helpful filters to help find the perfect product for you.
Built-in vs Freestanding: Which is best?
If you want a tall wine fridge built-in to your existing cabinetry, then you need a built in model.
If you plan to install it separately (such as on a countertop or independently against a wall) then a freestanding model will be ok.
Freestanding models are cheaper, but require more ventilation around the fridge than built-in models.
If you want to add a cabinetry door to the outside of your built-in wine fridge, then you need to choose a fully-integrated model: Shop Fully Integrated Wine Coolers
Other Features To Consider
- Bottle Capacity: Bottle capacity is an essential feature to think about when you’re buying a wine cooler as it will determine how much wine you can store inside it. You’re only like to need a large-capacity wine cooler if you have a vast collection or are thinking about building one.
- Temperature Zones:There’s also no need to buy a cooler that has multiple temperature zones if you don’t want to store both red and white wine inside the cooler.
- Digital Display: Digital displays can be useful features as they enable you to easily monitor temperature and make adjustments when necessary.
- Self-closing Door: If there’s a chance you might accidentally leave your wine cooler door open, look for a wine cooler that has a self-closing door as this can prevent spills and damage.
- Built-in Fan: A built-in fan can also be very useful as it will help air circulate inside the cooler and prevent the kind of hot spots which can damage wine. If you have a large cooler that can hold more than 50 bottles, this feature can be particularly helpful due to the way it will distribute the temperature around the unit evenly. If you only entertain occasionally and only have a small collection that you don’t intend to grow, you may not need this feature.
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Wine Fridge Energy Consumption
It’s always best to avoid wasting power, but people are even more conscious about this in a climate of rising energy bills.
Although a unit that consumes less power than another one may be more expensive initially, it can actually help you to save money in the long run.
If you have a large collection and entertain guests frequently, you may wish to seek out a cooler that consumes around 150 watts an hour.
However, if you have a small collection and only entertain occasionally, you may be happy with a cooler which consumes 200 watts an hour.
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Are Wine Fridges Noisy?
The noise level of a wine cooler is measured in decibels. This kind of noise may cause annoyance if you’re placing the unit in your lounge or kitchen.
If you have a large number of bottles and want to put your cooler in your bedroom or your living room, it may be best to look for a cooler that has a noise level of 35dB.
However, if you have a small collection and are happy to leave your cooler in your garage or basement, you may not need to buy a cooler with a low noise level.
How Important Is Design?
It can be very important to think about design when you want to buy a new wine cooler.
Although functionality should be prioritised, you may benefit from seeking out a machine that suits your existing décor well as mismatches can be very off-putting and spoil the ambience of your space.
Thankfully, there are many fantastic options available to you whether you want to buy a modern or classic-looking wine cooler.
How Long Will The Warranty Period Be?
If you’re buying a new wine cooler, it’s more than likely that you will be protected by a warranty. Some coolers come with 2-year warranties, though other units are protected for longer.
During the period you’re covered by a warranty, you can expect any defects or problems with the system to be resolved by the manufacturer so your investment is protected.
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How Difficult Is It To Install a Wine Fridge?
If you don’t have much experience with installing wine coolers and aren’t used to dealing with heavy, bulky goods, you may need to seek out a cooler that’s particularly straightforward to install.
Many wine coolers do come with easy-to-follow instructions and installation kits that take much of the stress and strain out of the process for you.
You may need a cooler that’s easy to install whether you have a large collection or not.
However, things might be much easier for you if you have installed a wine cooler or a similar item before.
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