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Wine fridge reviews

Last updated: 08 July 2014

Not everyone has a handy cellar to hide their best wine until the perfect time arrives to open that treasured bottle of Grange. That's where a wine fridge comes in. If you're not sure what to look for, use our wine fridge buying guide to find out. And see how we test fridges for the details on why you can rely on our advice.

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In our testing labs, we give every fridge a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • are best at keeping optimum temperature
  • have the best range of temperatures
  • have a good range of shelves and compartments
  • are the most energy-efficient
  • cause the least vibration to keep your wine in good condition.
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Although champagne is not generally for keeping over a long period, most wine fridges can get them to serving temperature. This feature means that the shelving can fit champagne bottles on some shelves.

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Most wine fridge doors are made of glass, however some have solid doors to keep out UV light that may degrade the wine.

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Whether the controls are digital or analog.

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With some models you'll have to pre-order the door to open to the left or right, as it won't be reversible. Some models have reversible doors, and although you may be able to do this yourself, manufacturers recommend getting a service call. Reversible doors are useful if you move house and/or need to reposition the fridge. R Opens to the right only (ie hinge is on the right). Rev Reversible. R or L Can be pre-ordered to open to the right or left .

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