How often do we see wine ‘exhibited’ in living rooms, restaurants, hotels or even wine shops! In bright daylight. In the shop window. Often in direct sunlight. Often for months, if not years. If you examine a bottle like this, it will be evident that the fluid has become clearer, more transparent, and that even its color has changed because of the sunlight.
Wine does not like being disturbed. Wine should not be subjected to shaking or jolting. The older the wine, the more sensitive it is to any jarring. So what about transporting wine? Wine dealers ship cases of wine via courier or postal service – what does that do to the wine? Does it not get agitated during transport?
When the topic of conversation is wine storage, a lot of time is spent on the “right” temperature and how important it is to not be too warm, nor too cold, and stable. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with that discussion, except that with all the attention given to temperature, the most important factors are often overlooked.
Wine coolers come in all shapes and sizes, from units that only hold a few bottles to those that will not fit through a regular sized door with a capacity for hundreds of bottles. During this discussion, it is known that people who like wine, and have an interest in storing wine, generally see their wine collection grow over the years.
The times when almost all 0.75 liter wine bottles were the same standard size are definitely over. Over the last few years, bottle shapes and lengths that often deviate far from the norm have become more established. This leads to new challenges especially when it comes to storage, displaying and tempering your favorite wine bottles in wine coolers.
SWISSCAVE wine coolers allow extendable racks to be easily removed and replaced. No tools are required. See the blog entry for further detail.
Compressor – based cooling appliances have many advantages: long life and relatively high energy efficiency while running at full capacity. However, compressor cooling units, depending on unit use, make more noise than thermo-electric cooling appliance. The sounds emitted by a compressor are similar to the noises a regular kitchen refrigerator makes every day.
Wine lovers are always surprised by how cool, not cool, cold or even hot the wine is when it comes out of the wine cooler cabinet. What temperature do I actually have in the wine cellar and what temperature is the wine itself? The one on the cabinet display?