For the 50+ Traveler

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Antarctic Star 1.6cu.ft Wine Cooler / Beverage Refrigerator

Best Value Fridge
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The Antarctic Star wine and beverage minifridge is the best value buy on our list. This fridge allows you to set the optimal temperature between 40 and 61 degrees F, and the ideal temperature for storing wine is 55 degrees F. This is available in three sizes: 1.6 cu. ft., 26 bottles, and 36 bottles. The cooler illuminates the interior with a calming soft blue LED light, making it an easy fit in any room.

Price: $179.99

Key Features

  • Freestanding
  • Custom temperate setting
  • Equipped with movable shelves, glass door, and adjustable legs

Specifications

  • Brand: Antarctic Star
  • Size: 7.44" x 17.7" x 19"
  • Weight: 35.8 lbs

Pros

  • 1-year warranty

Cons

  • Smaller than most

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NewAir Freestanding 16-Bottle Compressor Wine Fridge in Stainless Steel

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The NewAir 16-Bottle Compressor Wine Fridge is another excellent value option. This quiet cooler keeps your wine between 39 and 65 degrees F, set by the exterior digital thermostat. The polished stainless steel exterior complete with the soft LED-lit interior is a classic look for your kitchen or bar area. This fridge comes with removable racks to fit bottles of all sizes, but it comfortably fits 16 regular bottles.

Price: $239.99

Key Features

  • Freestanding
  • Digital thermostat to set custom temperature
  • Equipped with movable shelves

Specifications

  • Brand: NewAir
  • Size: 18.90"D x 16.93"W x 20.28"H
  • Weight: 37.2 lbs

Pros

  • Classic stainless steel exterior
  • Double pane insulating glass protects against harmful UV rays

Cons

  • Does not come with a warranty, but they are available for an additional cost
  • Does not indicate if it is equipped for cans

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NewAir Freestanding Wine & Beverage Fridge Bundle

Top Bundle Choice
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The Freestanding Wine and Beverage Fridge Bundle is a NewAir best seller. This bundle comes with two matching minifridges to house all your beer, soda, and wine. The beer fridge holds 126 cans or over 20 6-packs. The compression cooling wine fridge stores up to 28 bottles of your favorite vino and includes an exterior digital thermostat. Both have movable shelves to customize your storage options. Stay stocked for the favorite beer drinkers and winos in your life with this economical bundle!

Price: $639.99

Key Features

  • Freestanding
  • Digital thermostat to set custom temperature
  • Movable shelves
  • Beer fridge fits up to 126 cans
  • Wine fridge fits up to 28 bottles

Specifications

  • Brand: NewAir
  • Size: 16.93"D x 18.90"W x 33.46"H / 18.40"D x 18.90"W x 32.40"H
  • Set of 2
  • Weight: 62.7 lbs / 62.85 lbs

Pros

  • Set of 2 mini fridges for beer and wine
  • Double pane insulating glass protects against harmful UV rays

Cons

  • May be difficult to find placements for both fridges
  • Does not come with a warranty, but they are available for an additional cost

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Danby Silhouette 27 Bottles Single-Zone 12" Wide Wine Cellar

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The Danby Silhouette is designed to take up as little space as possible, making it best for small spaces in kitchens or bars. However, don't let the small size fool you; this 2.47 cu. ft. model still houses up to 27 wine bottles. The exterior digital thermostat allows you to monitor and set it to a specific temperature as needed (39 to 64 degrees F). This sleek stainless steel skinny model will fit well in any open 1-foot space and includes a reversible door to allow left- or right-hand opening.

Price: $686.00

Key Features

  • Freestanding, designed for small spaces at only 12" wide
  • Fits up to 27 bottles
  • Digital LED thermostat to set custom temperature

Specifications

  • Brand: Danby
  • Size: 23.69"D x 12"W x 34.6"H
  • Weight: 92.4 lbs

Pros

  • 2-year warranty with in-home service

Cons

  • Shelves are not movable

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NewAir 24” Built-In 46 Bottle Dual Zone Compressor Wine Fridge

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The NewAir Dual Zone Wine Fridge is the first built-in cooler on our list. This stylish stainless steel model with beechwood accents houses up to 46 bottles of wine. As with most of the other models, this also has a digital thermostat control on the exterior that can be set between 40 and 66 degrees F. Unlike the above models, this glass door is triple tempered for added protection against UV rays seeping in and spoiling your collection.

Price: $829.99

Key Features

  • Designed to be built-in, but can also be freestanding
  • Fits up to 46 bottles
  • Digital thermostat to set custom temperature
  • Triple tempered glass doors for insulation and UV protection

Specifications

  • Brand: NewAir
  • Size: 22.5"D (24.00" w/handle) x 23.5"W x 33"H
  • Weight: 104 lbs

Pros

  • Dual cooling zones to set appropriate temperatures for both red and white wine

Cons

  • Does not come with a warranty, but they are available for an additional cost

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NewAir 27” 160 Bottle Built-in Dual Zone Compressor Wine Fridge

All The Bells & Whistles
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For the true wine connoisseur, this is the wine fridge for you. The NewAir Dual Zone Wine Fridge has all the bells and whistles to keep even the most expensive bottles fresh and ready to uncork. This stunning wine cabinet holds up to 160 bottles and has dual cooling zones to keep reds and whites at their own optimal temperatures. The triple-pane glass insulates and protects the collection while it ages. This cooler is stand-alone but designed to fit snuggly against the wall, and the beautiful outer design fits easily in the chicest kitchens and bar areas.

This NewAir Dual Zone Wine Fridge offers a staggering 160-bottle storage capacity, and with triple-pane insulated glass and dual cooling zones, it’s the perfect wine fridge for the serious wine collector. The stand-alone design fits snugly against the wall, and the craftsmen-inspired beechwood shelves glide effortlessly for accessing your wine collection. Featuring an attractive stainless steel design, front-venting, and whisper-quiet compressor cooling, the NewAir Dual Zone Wine Fridge offers state-of-the-art storage for both red and white wines in a secure, lockable environment.

Price: $1,799.99

Key Features

  • Designed to be built-in, but can also be freestanding
  • Fits up to 160 bottles
  • Triple tempered glass doors for insulation and UV protection

Specifications

  • Brand: NewAir
  • Size: 26.90"D (28.75" w/handle) x 23.50"W x 69.30"H
  • Weight: 222 lbs

Pros

  • Dual cooling zones to set appropriate temperatures for both red and white wine
  • Secure and lockable

Cons

  • Oversized, may be hard to fit into desired area
  • Does not come with a warranty, but they are available for an additional cost
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How To Choose The Right Wine Refrigerator For You

Choosing the right wine fridge or cooler for you may seem overwhelming with all the available choices. Here's how to narrow down to the model best for your home.

Know The Space Available

Sure, the beautiful NewAir 160 Bottle Dual Zone Compressor may have overwhelming curb appeal, but it's important to measure the space you intend to house the cooler in prior to purchase. Smaller freestanding wine coolers work perfectly when you have some counter space in your kitchen or bar area. The larger models require their own designated spot, not unlike a normal refrigerator or large kitchen appliance. Listen, we do not judge if you want to replace your regular fridge with a wine cooler. However, you need to eat, too!

Know Your Budget

As evidenced by this list, wine coolers can run the range of price points. If your budget is lower, decide which extra features you can live without and the ones you require. Wine collectors may decide it is worth added expense to ensure their bottles are aged appropriately and kept protected. Meanwhile, wine enthusiasts who frequent the sale aisle may decide it's enough to keep the bottles cool and ready to consume.

Know The Temperature Options

All of the above wine fridges allow you to set your desired temperature. However, this is an important feature to look for while researching the best fit. Although all wine is best stored at 55 degrees F, white wine and red wine have different optimal serving temperatures; white wine should be served at between 43 and 50 degrees F, and red wine should be served at 60 to 65 degrees F.

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