What Is A Large Wine Cooler?
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What Is A Large Wine Cooler?

In this article, we’re going to be discussing what exactly a large wine cooler is.

So without further ado, talk wine fridges!

What is a large wine fridge?

Whilst there is no strict definition here, it’s basically a refrigerator that can store and keep wine bottles ranging in size from approximately 50 bottles to 300 bottles and more!

Wine collectors, connoisseurs, and sommeliers, for example, who often have wines worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, must store their wines properly. And therefore they opt for large units.

Additionally, large wine fridges are often used in commercial environments, such as restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to store and chill their large amount of wine bottles.

The cooling unit is essentially a wine cellar, not only to keep the bottles safe and cool for a long time, but also to protect the wine from temperature changes, vibration, and UV light, all of which can harm and degrade the wine’s quality.

Large wine coolers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, designs, and functions. Some have a single-zone cooling system, while others have dual temperature zones. Some feature digital temperature control, and others have LED inside lighting.

Large wine refrigerators almost always have compressor-based cooling systems, as thermoelectric-powered systems are simply not powerful enough to cool such a large wine cabinet effectively. Since compressor systems have moving parts, they’re louder than thermoelectric ones when in operation.

David J Sharp is a wine equipment expert, having previously worked with some of the best wine cooler manufacturers within the USA. Today he works as a full-time wine cooler and wine cellar consultant for small and large clients alike. You can find out more about LoveCraftWines here.

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