Shopping Tips When You’re In the Market for a Wine Fridge

If you often visit liquor stores throughout Vancouver looking for new and tasty wines it may be time for you to invest in a wine fridge of your own. Don’t just throw your money away on the first wine fridge or cooler you come across. Keep these tips in mind as you head out shopping.

Size Matters

Size does matter, but that doesn’t mean bigger is always better. What we mean here is that it’s a good idea to consider how you will use your wine fridge and how often will you stock it. If you visit a downtown Vancouver liquor store fairly often for new wines, you are going to want to make sure you have the space for them. When looking at the size of your wine fridge, it’s a good idea to think about where you are placing it, as well. Deciding if this will be a free-standing wine fridge or an under-cabinet one, for example, will give you a better idea of the space you are working with.

Uniformity of Temperature

When choosing a wine fridge, the uniformity of the temperature is of the utmost importance. When wine is stored at varying temperatures, it can degrade and go “off”. You can find wine fridges that have separate units, each with a different temperature setting.

Types of Wine

The types of Vancouver wines you will be storing and drinking will also play heavily in your purchase decision. If you primarily purchase either red or white wines from your local Vancouver wine and beer stores, then you only need to be concerned with having one steady temperature. If you enjoy both red and white wines, you will be happier with a dual compartment wine fridge to store wines at their best temperatures.

Energy Usage

The thing to remember is that a wine fridge is not a very energy-efficient machine, to begin with. That being said, it is possible to find wine fridges that will use up to double the amount of energy for the same space and power. Pay attention to labels and read reviews if you’re shopping online. When shopping in-person, always ask questions and be sure you know what you’re looking at.

Vancouver liquor shops have lots of great wines. Investing in a wine fridge will ensure your favourite wines purchased from St. Regis Fine Wine & Spirits are ready for you or guests to enjoy.