As we know since we live in Texas, it gets hot! And the last thing you want your wine to do is get hot. So, the best thing to keep your wine cool and to protect your valuable purchase is to use a wine cooler.
Over the years, Texas Wine Lover has reviewed various wine coolers made by NewAir. NewAir is a quality brand and our continued use over the years has proven that. We are an affiliate for NewAir which means if you happen to purchase a wine cooler by clicking on one of our links, we get a small commission. The great thing is it doesn’t cost you any additional money, but simply helps Texas Wine Lover continue to bring you great news about the Texas wine industry and more.
There are various types of wine coolers available and that gives you choices, but makes it difficult to decide what to purchase. There are single zone and dual zone wine coolers. Single zone means the wine cooler is set to one temperature only. As you probably realize, white wines are stored and enjoyed at a cooler temperature than red wines. Storing both kinds of wines in a single zone cooler presents a decision you need to make, and that is what temperature to set the wine cooler.
The widely common belief is to set the temperature around 57 degrees. If you are going to drink a white wine, pull it from the wine cooler and put it in a regular refrigerator for about 15 minutes to make it cooler. If you are going to drink a red wine, do the same, but this time set it on a counter for about 15 minutes to warm it up. Simple.
Now if you do not want to have to wait, then a dual zone wine cooler is for you. A dual zone can be set to two different temperatures. Set one zone colder for white wines and the other zone higher for red wines. Pull and enjoy!
Here are some of the reviews we have done, both single zone and dual zone. We also did some pretty cool videos of each you can enjoy watching too!
NewAir Wine Cooler AW-321ED
This is a dual zone wine cooler that can hold 32 bottles. The nice thing is it is like a side-by-side refrigerator and each side can hold the same number of bottles. You can read our review of the wine cooler and if you want to purchase one, this is the link to do so.
The next wine cooler we reviewed was a single zone wine cooler that holds 18 bottles. Unfortunately, this model has been discontinued, but there are other models available now that are very similar. Check out the model and the similar models with this link.
The last model we reviewed was another dual zone model. This model can hold 21 bottles and has one smaller zone on top of the bigger zone. The two zones on top of each other makes a narrow storage area for which to place the wine cooler. The two zone sizes give you the advantage if you are say, a red wine drinker, to store less white wines above and more red wines below. This model is still performing well and can be purchased with this link.
You may not think the wine you purchase is very expensive and you do not need a wine cooler. But when you think about what you went through to buy it, how much it cost, and a possible loss of all, then a purchase of a wine cooler is a simple decision. Cheers, and hopefully Texas Wine Lover can help you protect your valuable wine.