While wine time is considered a regular pastime around the Okanagan due to the close access we have to some of the best wineries and wines in the country, we do tend to “pour” a little more time into our entertaining at this time of year.
Whether you have family or other guests visiting over the holidays or are planning a soirée or a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party, you’ll want to make sure you have enough room to store your wine and other beverages at just the right temperature.
Here are 4 reasons why Okanagan residents should have a wine fridge just for that occasion.
Maybe it’s a Canadian thing, but we have our own makeshift solutions for keeping beverages cold when hosting a party in winter. It doesn’t matter where you live, but when the fridge is full, Canadians tend to place their two-fours in a cooler, bucket or bathtub filled with ice, or they stick their wine outside on the deck or even in the snow.
There are a few problems with those solutions:
Most refrigerators are set at temperatures that are ideal for preserving perishables such as vegetables, meat and dairy, but are not ideal for storing and preserving wine. A wine cooler or fridge is not only temperature and humidity-controlled to chill wine at exactly the right temperature, but it also offers a more stable environment with less vibration, which helps the wine’s maturation process.
Okanagan wines make great hostess gifts and Christmas presents, but sometimes we just don’t know what to do with all those bottles. If you don’t have a huge space in your fridge on in your basement-crawl space to store wine safely, then a freestanding or built-in wine refrigerator is the perfect solution. Not only do they come in all manner of sizes, configurations and styles, but they also keep your beverages, from wine to beer to spirits, at the perfect temperature.
Danby appliances’ freestanding 4 cubic-foot, 38-bottle Black Dual Zone Wine Cooler has a sleek design inspired by rustic wine barrels. Its black cabinet with studded teak wood face wine racks and tempered dotted glass door with interior LED lighting screams stylish and the adjustable temperature control keeps your whites, reds, and bubbles perfectly chilled.
If you and your friends are serious sippers, then you may want to impress with a free pouring wine station.
Dacor appliances’ Discovery Built-in or Freestanding 4-bottle WineStation goes way above the average wine fridge. It not only contains a thermo-electric wine preservation cooling system that maintains the freshness of your wine selections 60 days after opening, it actually has a dispensing system. You’ll never have to worry about pouring red all over your carpet again as the automated dispensary pours a taste, half or full-glass of your wine selection at the touch of a button.
Looking for more kitchen appliances to help you survive the holiday season? Read Cooking Appliances That Work Best for Family Occasions.
With its large showroom, live kitchen demonstrations and huge selection, Genier’s is the place to shop for quality brand-name appliances in Vernon and the Okanagan. Our friendly and commission-free sales staff know everything there is to know about the best appliances to bring your home into the 21st Century.