I never professed to be a wine connoisseur but Hubby and I enjoy a glass of wine every now and then. When we lived on Long Island we would tour the beautiful wineries during the summer and of course we had access to some of the best wines on earth. I never thought about how to store them. I just placed them in a decorative wine rack or on top of the refrigerator and called it a day. But when we moved to Georgia back in the late ’90′s and I opened an expensive bottle of wine and found it undrinkable I knew that the cute wine rack had to go and the search for a Wine Cooler was on!
I was Blessed to receive a NewAir AW-210ED 21 Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler for review.
The temperature in my house fluctuates quite a bit. In the winter we keep it at about 72° and in the summer the house stays at a cozy 85° or so. While I might flourish in the warm, balmy heat of summer, apparently Hubby and expensive Pinot Noir do not!
Over the past 10 years Hubby and I have been eyeing Wine Refrigerators, searching for one that would fit perfectly in our kitchen. I wanted something that was aesthetically pleasing with dual controls since Hubby likes red wine and I gravitate towards white. After reading reviews, shopping and researching we never found a Wine Cooler that was ideal for us. That was until we found the NewAir AW-210ED 21 Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler.
Before the NewAir AW-210ED 21 Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler arrived my wine was being stored in a wine rack or taking up precious refrigerator space. Wine aficionados and weekend wine sippers will agree I’m sure that one of the most important factors in the enjoyment of a glass of wine is the temperature of the wine itself. Hubby always placed red wine in the refrigerator before we received the NewAir AW-210ED 21 Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler because our house is so warm. I found drinking red wine that cold dulled the taste, while Hubby swore it made it less ‘boozy’. We were both right. Our red wine is now stored at the perfect temperature and we both enjoy it!
Not only does the temperature of the wine at service make a huge difference in its flavor and aroma. But improper wine storage can turn an expensive bottle of wine into ‘drain cleaner’! 95% of the wines produced today are meant to be drunk “young”, that is within a few years of production. Fine wines meant for long-term storage (“cellaring”) include high quality Bordeaux and Burgundy, Syrah, Shiraz, vintage Port, and white desert wines like Riesling and Gewurztraminer.
Red wines keep better than white wines because they have a higher concentration of tannins, an acidic preservative that comes from the skin, seeds, and stems of grapes. No matter how long you store your wine, it’s important to keep it in ideal storage conditions. You don’t want to open a bottle of wine only to have the experience I did.
Leslie’s Scoop On The NewAir AW-210ED 21 Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
Wine Storage Tips
- The ideal storage temperature for red or white wines is 55F, with humidity between 60% and 75%
- Store corked bottles on their side, so that the cork doesn’t dry out and allow air into the bottle
- Keep bottles out of direct sunlight, because U.V. rays make wine age too fast
- Avoid a lot of vibration from motors and machinery which can disturb the wine’s flavors
- Store wines apart from strong odors that might contaminate the flavor
The NewAir AW-210ED 21 Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler has a list price of $327.95 and can be ordered online HERE.
Many thanks to NewAir for this Review Opportunity.
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