Types of Wine Coolers

Types of Wine Coolers

The type of wine cooler that you choose should be determined by your needs. If you are a casual drinker or just want to have a few glasses with dinner, then the best option would be wine coolers from the grocery store.

Types of Wine Coolers

These wines will not have as high quality as those from higher-end brands but they will still taste fine and it’s easier on your wallet. On the other hand, if you plan on hosting a party or drinking more than one glass at once, there are many types of wine coolers available in liquor stores including ciders, champagnes and ports.

These wines are also perfect for when entertaining guests because they come in different sizes which means that everyone can find their preferred level of alcohol intake.

Types of Wine Coolers on the market

There are three main types of wine coolers: counter-top, built-in and freestanding.

Counter-Top Wine Coolers:

Counter top wine coolers, sometimes referred to as “wine cabinets,” can be placed on a kitchen counter or in a dining room and look like furniture. However, unlike other furniture in the house the temperature is regulated with a thermostat. These units typically will fit around six bottles of wine and can be found in both single zone and dual zone models; the latter allows you to store different types of wines at different temperatures.

Built-In Wine Coolers:

Built-in wine coolers blend into cabinetry for an attractive finish that matches your kitchen decor. While the units are affixed to your home, like a counter-top model they can be set to one temperature and feature either single zone or dual zone capability. Built-in wine coolers typically hold more than 30 bottles of wine and some might even include a hideaway section for extra storage.

Freestanding Wine Coolers:

Freestanding wine coolers resemble mini refrigerators but allow you to keep up to 90 bottles at the proper temperatures. They also feature adjustable shelving so you can customize the unit based on your collection’s needs. Some models have self-closing doors that help retain the desired temperature even longer after opening, which is a useful function if you often forget to shut the door quickly enough after retrieving your favorite wines.

Single Zone:

A single zone wine cellar is a unit that is cooled to an average temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit and can hold up 16 bottles of wine at a time in one unites area or shelf compartment.

Dual Zone:

A dual zone wine cellar is a unit that is cooled to an average temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit and can hold up 16 bottles of wine at a time in one unites area or shelf compartment, but has another compartment that is maintained at an average temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to choose the best wine cooler for your needs

There are several factors to consider when choosing the type of wine cooler that meets your needs.

First, consider how much space you have available in your kitchen, dining room or other location where you plan to place the wine cooler. If possible, take measurements before making a purchase to ensure that it will fit into your desired area.

Next, what types of wines do you wish to store? Will you need one zone for reds and another for whites in order to store different vintages in their ideal conditions? Or does one size simply suffice for both reds and whites?

Also keep in mind what features are important for you like self-closing doors, adjustable shelving or dual zone capability; these can all make life easier for you.

Finally, consider your budget and how much wine will be stored in the cooler at one time.


The type of wine cooler you choose will depend on the needs and wants of your customers. If your customer is looking for a more atmospheric experience, then they may want to purchase an electric or gas-powered wine cooler that brings about better quality wines with lower alcohol content

If their goal is to bring out specific flavors in their wine while keeping it at cellar temperature, then they would be interested in purchasing a thermoelectric cooling system.

However, what’s most important is not which type of wine cooler you use but how well it fits into the lives of your clients. We can help you pinpoint the perfect one by asking questions like “What are my client’s favorite types of wines?”

See more: What’s the Best Small Wine Cooler to Buy?