Posted on May 08, 2018 Topic(s): Wine and Beverage
One of the most anticipated annual events in the Okanagan is the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. Taking place over a 10-day period in early-May, it attracts wine connoisseurs and foodies from all over the province to enjoy tasting the latest and aged varietals from local vineyards and wineries and watch as chefs cook up some of their best dishes to pair with selected wines. It’s also a good time to pick up some of your favourite bottles to enjoy at a later date.
When you invest in some of the best wine in the country, you want to make sure you store it properly. We’ve looked at some of the best beverage and wine fridges that allow you to keep different wines at their best temperature and colour, so they will last until you’re ready to crack them open.
Known for their well-honed refrigeration systems, Sub-Zero appliances, a subsidiary of Wolf appliances, offers an easy-to-fit anywhere 24” wine fridge that can be used as a freestanding, under-counter or integrated unit.
Sub-Zero uses the latest technology, including tinted glass and argon, to maintain the complexity and character of the wines you bring home from the festival. The fridge’s system not only cools the wine to a precise temperature, but guards the wine from heat, humidity, vibration, and light, ensuring its taste and integrity is as good as when you first tasted it.
If you find yourself coming home from the festival with a caseload, or two or three, you’ll need to make sure you have the space to store all those bottles.
Luckily, Danby appliances’ line of freestanding wine and beverage fridges can fit into just about any space in your kitchen or bar (including outdoor patio).
Models range from their 1.8 cubic foot wine cooler to their regular and designer coolers that can hold from 17 to 50 bottles. Available in various heights and widths, with some in black stainless or stainless steel, all are climate controlled to keep your wine at its optimal temperature and are lit by LED lighting, which illuminates the interior without the heat of an incandescent bulb.
For those who want to invest in the best appliances to store their cherished wine festival selections, you can’t beat KitchenAid appliances’ wine cellar unit that has received four-star appliance reviews.
The 24” stainless steel under-counter wine cellar, with metal front rack, can hold up to 46 bottles and is noted for its two-temperature controlled zones that allow both white and red wines to be stored at separate temperatures.
The unit even warns you when the door has been left before the wine rises above its ideal temperature, with an alarm that sounds after five minutes and goes off every two minutes until the door has been closed.
Learn how the best Vernon appliances can help preserve the integrity of your favourite beverages by reading our blog on How Wine Fridges Preserve Your Wine by Bringing the Cellar to Your Vernon Kitchen.
Pour yourself a glass of your favourite wine festival selection by visiting Genier’s Appliances, Vernon BC store. We stock the best brands in wine and beverage refrigeration units that offer different temperature zones and can fit into any kitchen, bar or outdoor patio configuration.