Wine Writing Team on September 14, 2020 1 Comment Imagine arriving home from a long, hot day, only to find that you don’t have any white wine chilling in the refrigerator. Sure, you could throw a few ice cubes in your glass, but that’s not ideal. The best way to ensure that your wine is always at the ideal temperature and ready when you are is by storing it in a luxury wine cooler. If you need convincing, we’ve detailed out the most important benefits of investing in a luxury wine cooler for your living space. Short Term Wine Storage Unless you’re a wine collector and have a wine cellar for storing your wine, most people are known to consume their wine within 1 to 3 years of purchase. If this sounds like you, then a luxury wine cooler is a great option. Wine coolers are designed for short term storage and can store from six to 300 bottles so you’ll be prepared to host your next dinner party, virtual wine tasting, or have the bottle ready after a long day! Consider the number of bottles you intend to store in your wine cooler on a regular basis to help you decide on what capacity to purchase. The type of wine you’ll be storing will also influence the luxury wine cooler you choose. Store a Variety of Wines Together If you’ll be storing both red and white wines, then a dual zone wine cooler is the way to go. The left and right cooling zones both offer a temperature range of 40-65°F, so you can store multiple types of wines that will preserve your bottles under optimal conditions. If you’ll just be storing one type of wine then there are luxury options for a single zone cooler too, like this Landmark 15 Inch Wide 23 Bottle Capacity Single Zone Wine Cooler. Next, you’ll want to consider what style will ideally fit in your living space. Aesthetically Pleasing Whether it’s under the kitchen counter, a freestanding focal point in the family room, or mounted flush with cabinetry, luxury wine coolers come in many shapes and sizes to accommodate almost any installation and style. They also come with timeless exteriors that add style and class to any space, like this Avallon 42 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler that comes in a durable black exterior with French stainless steel doors and attractive blue and white interior LED lighting for a customized appearance that sets the mood for any occasion. Cutting Edge Technology Luxury wine coolers are equipped with technology that will store and display your bottles without compromising quality. When shopping for a luxury wine cooler, know what to look for and why it will make a difference. Temperature Range: Left and right cooling zones both offer a temperature range of 40-65°F, so you can store multiple types of wines at precise temperature settings. Excellent Insulation: Double paned, low-E glass protects the interior from damaging UV rays and other harsh light. Providing the right amount of light is important because the natural UV light from the sun can damage wine. Illuminate Your Collection: Many wine cooler options come with LED lighting that lets you alternate between attractive blue and white interior LED lighting for a customized appearance that suits any occasion. True-Key Locks: Many luxury wine coolers include factory-installed locks so you can rest assured knowing your contents are out of reach of children. Carbon Filters: Carbon filtration can prevent unwanted odors and debris from entering the interior and affecting your wine. Power Efficiency: A high-efficiency compressor and internal circulation fans work concurrently to evenly distribute cold air, eliminating the chance for hot spots. As long as you know the types of wines you’ll be storing, your desired storage capacity, and your personal design and style, you’ll be able to determine the best luxury wine cooler that suits your taste.