12 Bottle Wine Fridges & Coolers

    12 bottle wine coolers or fridges are a popular due to their compact size.

    These 12 bottle wine fridges are usually around 300-400mm wide, which allows them to be positioned in a freestanding position in a relatively small space.

    12 Bottle Wine Coolers & Fridges

    A 12 bottle freestanding wine cooler may be the perfect option for you. By choosing a unit of such a compact size, you will be able to provide your collection with an idyllic storage environment without entirely altering the look of your kitchen or living space.

    The closest to a 12 bottle wine fridge we have is the Dunavox DXFH-28.88 - Single Zone - 28 Bottles - Freestanding - 430mm, which measures 430mm wide, 480mm in depth, and 830mm tall.

    12 Bottle Wine Fridge Temperature Zones

    Whilst wine coolers of 12 bottle capacity are renowned for their slimline appearance; they are actually available as both single zone and dual zone units, offering you the same temperature control as a larger unit.

    Single zone wine units ensure that every single bottle is kept at the same temperature, whilst dual zone units allow you to store various types of wines at their optimal temperatures.

    The unit type you choose should depend entirely on the kind of wine you are going to be storing. For example, if you are someone whose collection solely consists of white wine, a single zone cooler may be the better choice for you. 

    On the other hand, if you are someone whose collection consists of a range of reds and whites, you will need to consider purchasing a dual zone unit to store wine properly.

    How Do I Install My 12 Bottle Wine Cooler?

    12 bottle wine coolers are typically designed to be freestanding, but some can be built in to kitchen cabinets or integrated under counter tops, like models of 400mm, 500mm, and 600mm width coolers. 

    When it comes to installing your 12 bottle wine cooler, it is imperative that there is at least 5-10cm of space around the sides and back of the unit to allow for adequate ventilation. 

    12 bottle freestanding models should not be covered overhead unless the product page says they can be used as a "built in" unit.

    Once installed, you should minimise vibration near the fridge, as this can harm the wine.

    12 Bottle Wine Cooler Features

    Despite their small appearance, mini wine coolers are available with various innovative features. 

    These features not only work to make your life easier, but they also help to ensure your wine is constantly protected from the sorts of environmental threats that are known to cause oxidization and flavour degradation.

    These features include: anti-UV treated glass door (to protect your wine against sunlight overexposure), LED lighting (to elegantly illuminate your wine collection), and door alarms (to alert you of any fluctuations in humidity or temperature).

    If you're concerned with energy efficiency, then we have the energy rating listed on the product page of all our fridges.

    These offer the perfect wine storage conditions, to recreate a traditional wine cellar, and keep your wine collection in perfect order.

    These chillers can be used for red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, Champagne, and rose wine.

    Expert Wine Storage stocks both thermoelectric and compressor style wine fridges.

    Is a 12 Bottle Wine Fridge Right For Me?

    To understand if a 12 bottle wine cooler is right for you, there are several factors you will need to consider. You will need to think about the size of your wine collection, what kinds of features you require and how much disposable space you have to work with. We offer small wine coolers by brands such as Dunavox, while most models are available in black and stainless steel.

    If you are someone who simply likes to keep 10-20 of your favourite bottles to hand or you are just starting out in the world of wine collecting, a 12 bottle wine cooler may be a great choice for you. 

    If you are looking for a wine cooler with an anti-UV treated glass door, and a single or dual zone temperature capability, a 12 bottl wine cooler should be able to meet your requirements. 

    On the other hand, if you are looking for a wine cooler with multiple cooling zones (more than 2) and precise humidity controls, you may need to consider choosing a larger, more advanced model.

    In terms of space, you will need to ensure you have enough disposable room in your home for the 12 bottle wine cooler to be positioned. Luckily, these units are extremely narrow, have a shallow depth, and are small in comparison to other wine coolers, which makes them an ideal choice for most.

    They can be used in both a residential and commercial setting, providing a fridge for offering guests drinks while entertaining, whether you're the host of a party or running a bar.

    A good alternative would be to choose a wine cabinet.

    If you need a larger sized fridge with a big bottle capacity, then you'll be best choosing from either our large fridges or tall fridges.

    Best 12 Bottle Wine Fridge In Stock

    Expert Wine Storage is your go to source for the finest in wine cooler solutions. Enjoy fast and complimentary 2-person delivery on a wide array of models, all assembled and ready to install. Store your favourite wines safely and securely with expert help from our knowledgeable professionals.

    Here are the best closest to 12 bottle wine coolers we have to offer:

    Climadiff CD41B1 - Dual Zone - Wine Fridge 

    The Climadiff CD41B1 wine fridge offers you the ideal environment to take care of your precious wines over the short and long term. With its capacity of up to 41 bottles, you can make sure your fine collection is perfectly stored. It also features UV protective glass and a vibration free compressor, to protect against any environmental fluctuations that could damage your wines delicate notes.

    When positioning it as a freestanding unit, be sure to leave a 5-10cm ventilation zone around the sides and rear of the cooler for optimal performance of the compressor. Plus, the 2 adjustable feet on the front ensure the cooler is stable on any kind of uneven flooring.

    Dunavox DFXH-30.80 - Dual Zone - Wine Cooler 

    The Dunavox DXFH-30.80 mini wine fridge provides an ideal environment for preserving your fine wines. Perfect for a freestanding setup, this cooler can store up to 30 bottles, ensuring your collection is kept in the best of conditions. With its UV protective glass and vibration-free compressor, it eliminates the risk of any environmental changes that could damage the delicate flavors of your wine.

    This compact wine cooler has been designed to be easily installed, with adjustable feet at the front to compensate for any uneven flooring. With its unique features, you can trust it to take care of your prized wines over the long term.

    Get In Touch With Our UK 12 Bottle Wine Cooler Experts

    If you have any questions about 12 Bottle Wine Coolers, please get in touch via our email info@expertwinestorage.co.uk or call us on 0330 133 2327, and one of expert UK sales team will be very happy to help. 

    Find everything you need to enjoy and preserve your wine collection to its fullest with our extensive range of wine fridges online.

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    philip thompson Author: Philip Thompson
    Philip is the General Manager at Expert Wine Storage, and is very knowledgable about all things relating to wine and wine storage, including wine fridges. He is regularly featured in media outlets sharing his knowledge on wine. Connect on Linkedin