Home cellars are great for storing food and wine, but not everyone has the square footage or budget to have a personal wine cellar in their home. While most homeowners just opt to store their wine in the pantry or in the refrigerator, if you can manage to find a small space in your home, a wine cooler could be a great option. For the wine lovers among us, let’s take a closer look at what a wine cooler is and why everyone needs one. 

What is a Wine Cooler and Why Do I Need One?


It’s time to get your wine storage game on point with the help of these sleek, stylish appliances. You can store any type or color of wine in dual-zone models that maintain optimal temperatures for every variety. Wine refrigerators keep red wines warm (and ready) while whites wines remain cool enough so they don’t spoil and stay at the desired temperature for preferred consumption. 

Preserve Your Wines

When you buy a wine of an older vintage, it’s an investment and should be treated as such. The best way to keep that investment intact and protect its taste is by storing it in a temperature-controlled wine refrigerator. Fluctuations in a room’s natural environment will damage your precious wine. Wine is best preserved when stored at a consistent temperature between 50° and 59 °F. Your Sub-Zero wine refrigerator will keep your collection of wines tasting great so that it retains its flavor and value.

Cost Efficient

Wine collectors dream of owning a home cellar that is filled with wines from all over the world. However, building such an expensive element of a home can be financially burdensome as well as physically demanding. A home wine cellar can cost upwards of $13,000 on the low end. A wine cooler is not only more cost-effective but makes sense if you have limited space in your home to properly store your wine collection. 

Convenient and Delicious

The flavor factor is one of the most compelling arguments for buying a wine cooler. For wine connoisseurs or even novice wine collectors, ensuring that your precious bottles of vino retain their taste is paramount, and it’s all about temperature and humidity. Sub-Zero wine refrigerators are expertly calibrated to regulate temperature and humidity year-round, no matter how much the environment in your home fluctuates. 

What to Consider Before Purchasing a Sub-Zero Wine Cooler 


So now that you have decided to buy a wine refrigerator, here are 5 things to consider before purchasing a Sub-Zero wine cooler. 


Whether you live in an apartment, a loft, or a single-family home, there are a variety of wine cooler sizes and configurations to choose from. That’s what makes wine coolers so amazing. Which one you decide to purchase will depend on the size of your dwelling. Get creative! Sub-Zero wine coolers can be installed to fit inside an island in your kitchen to save space. They can also be offered as stand-alone units on a countertop, or even be placed in a pantry. The options are infinite. 


Sub-Zero wine coolers are known for their whisper-quiet functionality so noise should not play a huge factor. If you choose to put one in your bedroom, however, remember to read the specs of the unit you are thinking about purchasing to see that the noise levels won’t be an issue for you while you sleep. 

Temperature Options

Most wine refrigerators are equipped with dual-zone technology. One side for reds, one side for whites. Be mindful that if you decide to go with an off-brand and not a Sub-Zero wine cooler, other dual-zone models have been known to malfunction due to manufacturing anomalies. 

Humidity control

This is especially important for long-term storage. Humidity levels should be set to remain between 50-70% for optimal wine storage. Keeping these settings in place will ensure the safe storage of your most prized wines. 

Contact Wilshire Refrigeration

Wilshire Refrigeration is factory certified to service Sub-Zero, Wolf, Cove, and other leading-brand appliances. Our team is trained in all the latest repair methods and equipment. For questions about your appliance and to schedule repairs, call us today at 800-427-3653.