If like us you are a fan of entertaining, and a fan of wine and a fan of having people over to entertain and drink wine, a wine cooler should be a must-have in your kitchen. Because who wants to serve their wine when it’s not at the optimum temperature? Actually, as we have recently learned ourselves, storing wine properly and ensuring you serve it at the best temperature to fully enjoy those lovely flavours, is a bit of a complicated job – there’s a science to it. But you don’t have to take a course in wine storage to be able to do it right, a wine cooler does it all for you.
And wine coolers aren’t as extra sounding as they once were, no longer reserved for huge kitchens and equally huge budgets, Caple (opens in new tab) wine coolers come in all shapes and sizes to suit your kitchen layout and there are plenty of affordable options available. So whether you are having a complete kitchen remodel or just looking to update your space, we’ve come up with all the reasons you need a Caple wine cooler (just in case you aren’t convinced already)...
1. The fridge just doesn’t cut it
It’s natural to come back from the supermarket, and instantly pop your white wine in the fridge right? But actually keeping white or sparkling wines in the fridge can impair the flavour as the lack of moisture in the fridge can dry out the cork and allow moisture into the bottle. Also, fridges are mostly all set to one temperature, you can’t adjust the one shelf you are storing your wine. With a wine cooler, firstly you don’t have the whole cork drying out issue, plus the temperature of the cooler is set to ensure the perfect conditions for storing and serving so when you open a bottle the flavours and the temperature are just right.
2. A wine cooler makes wine last longer
Another fun wine fact we have learned, wine ages quicker if it’s stored at warm temperatures. So while you might currently store red wine in a cupboard, as soon as the temperatures start to rise, say on a warm day or if you are cooking, the wine will start to age. Plus, if it’s constantly exposed to temperatures above 21 degrees you risk the flavours just being overpowered by alcohol. So lesson learned, room temperature is in fact too warm for most red wines, however, a cabinet will keep it in the right and regular conditions.
3. They mimic wine cellar conditions (at a fraction of the price)
Because really who has room for a wine cellar!? A wine cooler can offer all the same benefits, takes up a fraction of the room and is a fraction of the price. Caple coolers are designed to mimic all the qualities of a cellar too – they remain at a constant temperature, have the correct level of humidity, and have cool low-UV lighting to prevent spoiling the taste of the wine.
4. You can pick a wine cooler that suits your tastes
Are you a red wine drinker or a white wine drinker? Or both? Caple have different wine coolers to suit different tastes and offer three different temperature zones. Say you really prefer one over the other, you can pick a cabinet that just has one zone (all the same temperature) that’s the perfect conditions for your wine collection. If you like both equally, you can choose a two, or three-zone cooler, in which you can store whites and red in the same cabinet, both at their ideal temperatures.
5. They look super chic and come in so many styles
There’s no denying a wine cooler looks cool. And Caple designs are as chic as they come. They offer both built-in and freestanding options, so if you are totally remodelling your kitchen you can add in an integrated cooler that sits flush with your units. If you want to add a cooler to your current space, there are freestanding options too that offer an immediate solution without having to renovate.