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Last updated: 08 November 2017

Pining for a proper cellar to store your best bottles, but a French Chateau is a little out of reach? Then you may need a wine fridge. Our wine fridge buying guide can point out what to look for, and how we test fridges explains how we get our results.

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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.
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Fits champagne bottle

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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 standard dimension champagne bottles on at least some shelves.

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The number of bottles the manufacturer claims will fit into the wine fridge.

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Whether the wine fridge is designed to be built into a cabinet, or is freestanding.

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