Wine Cabinets

Wine Fridge or Wine Cabinet?

by | Dec 4, 2017

The terms ‘wine fridges’ and ‘wine cabinets’ are often confused.

We prefer to describe EuroCave produvts as wine cabinets as they are much more than a fridge. Our cabinets are designed to protect your valued wine collection in a stable temperature controlled environment of around 14c with little or no vibration, UV protection, fresh air flow and high humidity

You need to avoid simple cheap “supposed” wine storage equipment that won’t properly address the essential elements. Just a simple matter of poor vibration control can ruin wine over a period of time

And what about Dual Zones, Multi Zones and all that talk of different temperatures?

Well, storing or cellaring wine in a wine fridge, whether you’re in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Duneden or anywhere else in New Zealand is all about single temperature – cool and around 14c. Regardless of whether you’re storing Champagne, white wine or red wine, they require this same constatnt temperature long term. You do not want to cellar your wine long term in a dual zone wine cabinet.

As for drinking  – well that’s different story. We typically drink our whites too cold and reds too warm in New Zealand. Take your whites out of the fridge 20 minutes or so before you drink them and, in the summer, consider putting you  reds into the fridge for 20 minutes and just taste the difference. Good restaurants know not to serve you white wine straight out of a fridge or the red from a rack at ‘room temperature’. These restaurants will have a specific cabinet for serving wine at the perfect temperature.

Perfectly cellared wine is one of life’s pleasures and served at the right temperature in the best available glassware such as our Zalto stemware is pure heaven – see the Zalto Glasses tab at the top of this page.