Whether you want dedicated refrigeration for a few bottles or plenty of space to store your wine collection, it’s important to think carefully about the size and capacity of your wine cooler fridge. The model you choose may also be impacted by the space you have available in your kitchen.
Small capacity wine coolers
If you want a few perfectly chilled bottled ready to drink, a 150mm wine cooler may be right for you. These have a stunning slimline design, won’t take up a significant amount of cabinet space, and typically store approximately seven Bordeaux bottles.
Remember that 150mm wine coolers don’t tend to have dual-zone temperature control, which means you’ll need to choose between red and white storage.
Medium capacity wine cooler fridges
Looking for a medium capacity wine cooler? Look for anything between a 30cm wine cooler and 60cm model. These are the ideal choice for those that want a built-in wine cooler design, as they sit comfortably beneath your cabinets for a seamless look. If you choose a 300m wine cooler, you can expect to store approximately 17 Bordeaux sized bottles. For larger models, the capacity increases to around 40.
You’ll find that many medium-capacity models often include dual temperature technology, meaning you should be able to store both reds and whites.
Large capacity wine coolers
If you have a large wine collection, it’s usually best to look for a freestanding wine cooler. Depending on the size you choose, these can comfortably store hundreds of bottles. Bear in mind that you will need plenty of space if you choose a large capacity model, as they tend to be at least 190cm in height and 60cm in width.