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Question for wine lovers regarding wine fridge's

k4lnamja

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Hello,

I was raised in the wine country and grew up loving it! My allocation to 2 of the best pinot noir wineries is ready to go but my wine fridge broke. I'm looking to store 10+ wines. Any suggestions/recommendations on what type/brand/perks/etc?

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Question regarding your wine fridge's what? Its handle? Its racks?
 

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
Vinotemp.

I bought on of these once. Spotty quality, I hate to say. The door handle broke very easily, and the hardware in general seemed flimsy. Just being honest. I have had much better luck with the GE Monogram line.
 

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is that 10 bottles or 10 cases? for 10 bottles, fancy storage would hardly pencil out. the reports i've been hearing on those "mini-cellars" have not been good. either go big and plan on buying more wine, or keep them in a cool inner closet.
 

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Originally Posted by Don Carlos
I bought on of these once. Spotty quality, I hate to say. The door handle broke very easily, and the hardware in general seemed flimsy. Just being honest. I have had much better luck with the GE Monogram line.

I hear their warranty coverage is atrocious as well. I went with an Edgestar for my cigars, and it's treated me well. I'd probably get another one for my wine too.
 

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Originally Posted by Don Carlos
I bought on of these once. Spotty quality, I hate to say. The door handle broke very easily, and the hardware in general seemed flimsy. Just being honest. I have had much better luck with the GE Monogram line.

Really? I know a lot of people that own them and we're all completely satisfied.
 

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Originally Posted by foodguy
is that 10 bottles or 10 cases? for 10 bottles, fancy storage would hardly pencil out. the reports i've been hearing on those "mini-cellars" have not been good. either go big and plan on buying more wine, or keep them in a cool inner closet.

Hello

10 bottles +. I think I might need up to 18 or so at most. The mini cellars are bad? Oh no! I can't purchase anything bigger because of my place and I'm still fairly young. I want something for now to stash my best wines as gifts and etc.

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How long do you plan on keeping the wines? If only for a few years (at most) then find an interior closet that doesn't have a heat/air vent inside it and keep them in there. A fridge is only necessary if you plan on trying to keep your wines more than a few years.

I have two at home, a 50ish bottle, 2 zone Vinotemp and a smaller 20ish bottle Sanyo. I like them both and they seem to keep a pretty good temperature. But I keep the stuff I don't plan on touching for a few years in locker at a dedicated wine storage facility.
 

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
But I keep the stuff I don't plan on touching for a few years in locker at a dedicated wine storage facility.

Are you in the wine storage business?
 

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Originally Posted by Don Carlos
I bought on of these once. Spotty quality, I hate to say. The door handle broke very easily, and the hardware in general seemed flimsy. Just being honest. I have had much better luck with the GE Monogram line.

Have well over 400 bottles in my Vinotemp at the moment. Hasn't let me down yet.
 

Mark from Plano

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
Are you in the wine storage business?
God no. I don't know how they make any money. It must not be that great because there aren't many out there. At some point I want to get a frig big enough to hold all my bottles so I can get rid of that expense. Just can't do it right now.
 

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Can't recommend anything at your size. However, regardless of what you get, just make sure it fits champagne bottles.
 

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
How long do you plan on keeping the wines? If only for a few years (at most) then find an interior closet that doesn't have a heat/air vent inside it and keep them in there. A fridge is only necessary if you plan on trying to keep your wines more than a few years.

I have two at home, a 50ish bottle, 2 zone Vinotemp and a smaller 20ish bottle Sanyo. I like them both and they seem to keep a pretty good temperature. But I keep the stuff I don't plan on touching for a few years in locker at a dedicated wine storage facility.


How long? I honestly don't know. These are fairly young wines. 2007+. My allocation to KB and WS are due in a few weeks so I wanted to start stocking up. My uncle is in the wine industry and works in the wine country in the bay area. He could store them for me but I live in LA and that would be inconvenient.

Do you know how much storage facility's are?

Originally Posted by Piobaire
Have well over 400 bottles in my Vinotemp at the moment. Hasn't let me down yet.

400 bottles? Wow! I would love to be your friend


Originally Posted by changy
Can't recommend anything at your size. However, regardless of what you get, just make sure it fits champagne bottles.

Not a white wine or champagne fan. I've tried for years to "acquire" the taste but cant. My "cellar" would only be for reds

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Mark from Plano

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja
Do you know how much storage facility's are?
Not even close to worth it for 10 bottles. At the one I use the smallest locker is for 10 cases.
 

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