Keeping Cool: How a Wine Fridge is Best for Your Favourite Vintages

Keeping Cool: How a Wine Fridge is Best for Your Favourite Vintages
A wine fridge is the best way to store and serve some of best vintages in the valley.

Planning a kitchen remodel? Or perhaps you're planning on building your dream outdoor kitchen. With summer weather well on its way, we can't blame you for wanting to spend as much time as possible outdoors. However, with either renovation on the horizon, there's one thing you won't want to miss: choosing and installing a wine fridge.

Here's why:


1. Each wine has an ideal serving temperature.

Whether you prefer white to red or red to white, your wine will taste much better if it's served at the perfect temperature.

Red wine is best served at 16 – 20 degrees Celsius.
White wine is best served at 9 – 13 degrees Celsius.

When you serve wine at these temperatures, it'll release the best possible aromatics in the glass without altering the taste.

But how do you achieve these temperatures without pulling out the thermometer? The answer is simple: a dedicated wine fridge.


2. Wine should be stored at set temperatures.

If you don't have room for a wine cellar in your home, you'll likely want to consider storing your bottles in a dedicated wine grotto. These units are built specifically to cater to wine.

The perfect storage temperature for wine is 12 to 14 degrees Celsius with an average 60% relative humidity. These temperatures ensure the quality of the wine is kept intact. If the temperature of your stored wine fluctuates too much, the wine may age prematurely.

The Best Brands for Wine Fridges

Have you ever removed the cork from your favourite bottle only to find it crack or crumble? That's a sign that the space in which it's being stored isn't humid enough. And if it doesn't taste as amazing as it did at the winery, it's likely been subjected to too many temperature fluctuations.

Wine grottos or refrigerators are designed to create a consistent environment for your vintages. This stability is the primary reason why a typical household fridge is not ideal. Wines also age better when kept out of natural light. Although darker bottles can help prevent this as well, it's better to have a dedicated fridge that can keep them protected from the sun's damaging rays.

If you're looking for a reliable wine grotto, we recommend the following brands available at our Vernon appliance store:

  • Gaggenau
  • Jenn-Air
  • KitchenAid
  • Liebherr
  • Marvel
  • Miele
  • Perlick
  • Scholtes
  • Silhouette
  • Sub-Zero
  • U-Line

Still not convinced that you need a wine grotto in your life? Give our previous post a read: 4 Reasons Why Okanagan Residents Should Have a Wine Fridge.

With the largest showroom in the Okanagan, Genier's in Vernon is the perfect place to shop for wine grottos. In our live showroom, you'll be able to discover the elegance and convenience of these must-have appliances. Plus, we offer some of the best brands in refrigeration. From Miele Appliances to Gaggenau Appliances, we'll help you discover the best wine grotto for your needs.


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