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Sub-Zero vs. GE Monogram Undercounter Wine Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Brittany Jatkola

Wine is the toughest item to store, because it can react to almost anything or more specifically vibration, light, humidity and of course temperature changes and heat.

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Topics: GE Monogram, Wine Coolers, SubZero

Yale vs. Danby Undercounter Wine Coolers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

Wine storage is different than any other product.

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Topics: Undercounter Refrigerators, Wine Coolers

How to Protect Your Wine

by Steve Sheinkopf

I once toured a family vineyard in Hungary. They were an old Tokay (great wine, btw) producer from the 19th century. You go through a tour of the grape fields, how it was processed and most importantly how it was stored.

The wine from this manufacturer was stored in nearby caves, because of optimum temperature, humidity, light and vibration. Wines are actually living grapes and need to be stored properly in order to preserve the taste and texture of the wine itself.

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Topics: Wine Coolers, Makeover Monday

Thermador vs. Sub-Zero Tall Wine Refrigeration (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Chris Tavares

If you are looking for a wine storage unit for your kitchen project you are probably looking to entertain guests, or store your wine collection.

Tall wine refrigerators can be built into any kitchen design to match the surrounding cabinetry. When building wine refrigeration into your cabinetry it's important to purchase a wine refrigerator that breathes from the front. Some box stores sell wine storage units, however many cheap units (less than $900) will breathe from the back and will suffocate themselves if installed into cabinetry (causing repair issues and possibly spoiling your wine).

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Topics: Wine Coolers

Sub-Zero vs. Marvel vs. U-Line Wine Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Brittany Jatkola

One of the main questions I ask when someone is looking for a wine unit is “Do you store your wines for a extended amount of time, or do you drink them faster than you can put them in?”

If you are looking to store red and white wines at a certain temperature or mature your fine wines, Sub-Zero, U-Line and Marvel all manufacture a competitive product. Let's look at all three as well as the issues of storing wine itself.

Wine Storage

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Topics: Wine Coolers

SubZero vs U-Line Undercounter Wine Coolers (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Wine storage has always fascinated me. When America discovered wine in the 90's, factories scrambled to find suitable products. Wine refrigerators seemingly popped out of nowhere, but essentially they were regular refrigerators with wine racks inside.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, U-Line, Wine Coolers

Viking vs Sub-Zero Wine Coolers/Storage Systems (Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Gillis

The brands Sub-Zero and Viking are well known for quality and performance in their appliance collections, but how does this relate to storing wine? Wine storage is notoriously difficult as light, humidity, vibration and temperature can alter the tannins of the living grape and ruin the taste of the wine. We will look at both brands, their offerings and overall construction to understand which company preserves wine better.

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Topics: Viking, Sub-Zero, Wine Coolers

Wine Refrigerators

by Steve Sheinkopf

Wine refrigerators....so many brands, so many choices. We must have 30 wine refrigerators of some type on display.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, U-Line, Wine Coolers

How to Buy a Wine Cooler

by Steve Sheinkopf

Somewhere in the 1990s, wine coolers became hugely popular. You can now buy wine coolers from Sub-Zero, Viking, Electrolux, U-Line, Marvel, Miele and Thermador in a plethora of sizes like this:

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Topics: Sub-Zero, U-Line, Wine Coolers

Don't Wine: Why Choose SubZero Wine Refrigerators

by Steve Sheinkopf

Lets talk about wine for a post. Wine is a living, evolving beverage unlike Coke, Sprite or Gatorade. Being a live grape versus a chemical concoction, it allows for a certain amount of spoilage. I once attended a class at the BCAE in Boston and the instructor said 3% of all wine sold in restaurants is "corked" or in layman's terms, spoiled. Under the best conditions, wine is perishable.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, LED Lighting, Refrigerators, Wine Coolers, Low Voltage Lighting

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