Written by: Tim Edison

Updated on: June 3, 2022

Wine Enthusiast Wine Cooler Reviews 2022 [Best in Class?]

wine being retrieved from cooler

With a wide range of wine accessories and wine cooling solutions, Wine Enthusiast is a big name in the wine world.

Started as a family business in 1979, Wine Enthusiast is one of the few successful companies that maintained the genuine passion for creating and manufacturing reliable, yet affordable, wine preserving solutions.

Addressing both novices and connoisseurs, the company manufactures a wide range of wine coolers that are suitable for the most various purposes.

So, are you interested in buying a Wine Enthusiast wine cooler?

Find out all about their range of products then read our Wine Enthusiast wine cooler reviews to decide which is the right unit for you.


Why Should You Buy A Wine Enthusiast Wine Cooler?

With over 35 years of history in the world of winemaking, Wine Enthusiast is one of the most trusted brands.

The company manufactures a wide range of wine coolers and electric wine cellars that are appeal to a wide range of wine drinkers regardless of how small or large their wine collection is.

Knowing the importance of preserving wine in perfect conditions, Wine Enthusiast proposes solutions that start from 6 bottle wine coolers and go up to storage and cooling solutions for over 200 bottles.

Using different technologies, the Wine Enthusiast wine coolers are divided into five major brands.

Let’s find out more about each of them.


1. Classic Wine Cellars

These are the most classic wine cooler solution, the appliances in this category being traditional freestanding wine coolers that can have single or dual temperature zones.

The large capacities make the wine coolers in this category ideal for all those wine enthusiasts who have really large wine collections, or for those who like to make wine at home. T

he coolers in this class have capacities up to a massive 300 bottles!


2. Silent Line

Designed as compact solutions for newbies for keeping a few bottles of really expensive wine, the wine coolers in this category are manufactured using thermoelectric technology, being silent and having an almost zero level of vibrations.

The units in this category have capacities that vary from eight to 48 bottles. Depending on your needs, you can choose a single zone or a dual zone wine cooler.

All these wine coolers are freestanding units. You can place them on the floor or you can place them on the countertop of your kitchen or on a shelf.

If you decide to buy a unit from the Silent Line, remember that you have to leave a space of at least a couple of inches between the cooler and the wall to ensure proper ventilation.


3. N’Finity Pro

Designed as a response to the suggestions of the customers, this Wine Enthusiast line is a series of hybrid wine coolers that are created for both preserving and chilling your wine at the serving temperature, thanks to the dual temperature zones.

The best feature of the N’Finity Pro wine coolers is, however, the large storage space that will allow you to fit even larger bottles of wine, such as bottles of champagne or pinot noir.

These wine coolers can be placed anywhere in your house, including in the kitchen or a living room cabinet, under the counter or freestanding on the floor.

The N’Finity Pro wine coolers are also equipped with reversible doors, which will allow you to open the door in any direction depending on your preferences.


4. Evolution Series

These wine coolers use the compressor technology, but what makes them different compared to the competition is the compact size and large capacity.

In this series, you will be able to find wine cooling solutions that range from 20 to 80 bottles and a convenient beverage center that is not designed specifically for wine, but most drinks in general.

The prices of these wine coolers are also more than affordable, so if you want to preserve your wine collection in the best conditions but have a tight budget, you will probably be able to find the right wine cooler in this category.


5. EuroCave

Designed for large collections of very fine wines, the wine coolers in this category are on the higher end of both price and quality. 

The wine coolers in this category are designed to maintain the optimal humidity and temperature, have a really low level of vibrations and protect the wine from the UV light. They are also more energy efficient.

Taking wine from the cooler


How to Choose a Wine Cooler

To decide what wine cooler you need, you must first decide what is the main purpose you buy it.

If you need a wine cooler only to store the wine, then a single zone wine cooler of the right capacity might be the right option for you.

It is true that red and white wines should be served at different temperatures, but you can keep them in long term storage at the same temperature. Don't miss our wine fridge temperature guide for more information.

If you want to use the wine cooler both to preserve and to bring your wine to the right serving temperature, then you should probably choose a dual zone wine cooler. 

The space where you want to place the appliance is also important.

If you don’t have much space available, then a built-in wine cooler might be the best solution. 

Other options can be a countertop wine cooler if you have a small collection or a freestanding unit if space is not a problem for you.

Other things to consider are the optional features like internal light, removable shelves, built-in thermostat and safety lock.

With these in mind, let’s see which are the most popular Wine Enthusiast wine coolers.


Wine Enthusiast Wine Cooler Reviews

These are the Wine Enthusiast coolers that we believe are worth your attention.

We've been careful to select a wide range of sizes, types and budget ranges.


1. Wine Enthusiast 18-Bottle MAX

Designed for those who just entered the wonderful world of wines and for connoisseurs alike, this freestanding 18-bottle wine cooler represents an excellent choice if you have a small collection of wines.

Boasting dual temperature zones, this wine cooler will allow you to store both red and white wines, or to use the colder zone to chill the wines before serving.

Equipped with an upright standing shelf, you will be able to store an opened bottle at the right temperature throughout your dinner.

Pros

  • Dual-zone: two independently controlled temperature zones 
  • Touch screen controls: easily adjusted with digital touch screen controls.
  • Powerful cooling: compressor based cooling is reliable and powerful

Cons

  • No carbon filter 





2. Wine Enthusiast VinoView 28-Bottle Freestanding Wine Fridge

This freestanding, single-zone wine cooler features state of the art cooling to keep your wine reliably stored.

The adjustable thermostat has a temperature range of 39° F to 65° F and provides ideal serving temperature for most whites and optimum storage temperature for both reds and whites.

It holds 28 standard sized bottles in an innovative way. Bottles are stored sideways for a change which allows a better view of the whole bottle and also the label. There's also an LED light display to illuminate your favorite wines.

Pros

  • Special shelving design: VinoView shelving allows labels to be read
  • UV filter: UV protection from special glass
  • Powerful cooling: efficient compressor based cooling
  • LED Lighting: your wine looks even better under blue lighting at night

Cons

  • Capacity based on Bordeaux sized bottles





3. Wine Enthusiast 272 03 12W Silent 12 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Cooler

Wine Enthusiast 272 03 12W Silent 12 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Cooler

This wine cooler has three removable wooden shelves that add style to the unit, while the thermoelectric technology is extremely quiet.

The digital touchscreen controls are simple and intuitive and look great beside the wooden shelves.

It's also a convenient countertop size that doesn't need to take up valuable floorspace.

Things We Liked

  • Adjustable temperature: the temperature ranges from 50 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit, being ideal for all types of wine.
  • Built-in thermostat: you will know the exact temperature of your wine at any time thanks to the convenient temperature display.
  • Customizable interior: if you want to store larger bottles you can remove the shelves and change the internal configuration.
  • Maintain the temperature constant: the main flaw of many thermoelectric wine coolers is the ability maintaining a constant temperature, but this unit is very reliable.

Things We Didn't Like

  • If you set the temperature to the minimum, the fan’s noise can become annoying.





4. Wine Enthusiast Silent 48-Bottle Touchscreen Double Door Dual Zone Wine Cooler

Wine Enthusiast Silent 48 Bottle Touchscreen Double Door Dual Zone Wine Cooler

If you have a medium collection of various wines and want to brag about it in front of family and friends, then you will probably be impressed by this wine cooler cabinet.

With a capacity of 48 bottles, this dual zone wine cooler is equipped with a double door and with elegant wooden shelves.

If you have some precious bottles in your collection, another feature you will love is the safety lock present on both doors.

Things We Liked

  • Dual-zone: the left zone has the range of temperature between 50 and 64°F, while the right zone between 54 and 64°F.
  • 14 wooden shelves: all the shelves boast wooden fronts and are removable, so you can change the internal configuration if needed.
  • Interior light: each side is provided with its own LED soft light that will allow you admire and choose your wine.
  • Sleek design: you can place this freestanding unit anywhere in your house thanks to the sleek and elegant design.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Some users complained about the description of the product not being accurate. It seems that the glass doors are actually mirrored.





5. Wine Enthusiast 268 68 30 02 29-Bottle Evolution Series Dual Zone Wine Cooler

Wine Enthusiast 268 68 30 02 29-Bottle Evolution Series Dual Zone Wine Cooler

This 29-bottle Wine Enthusiast wine cooler from the Evolution Series is ideal for those in search of a convenient storage and chilling option.

The dual zone unit is equipped with five removable shelves and a convenient basket positioned on the bottom of the wine cooler.

The upper zone has a capacity of 10 bottles, while the lower zone is reserved to the other 19 bottles. The basket is perfect if you need to store a couple of larger bottles.

Things We Liked

  • Modern design: the unit is composed of a black cabinet and a glass door with stainless steel details.
  • Adjustable temperature: both zones have adjustable temperatures between 40 and 65°F.
  • Thermoelectric technology: this unit uses the thermoelectric technology being silent and vibration-free.
  • Intuitive controls: setting the temperatures of both zones and turning the light on and off is simple thanks to the intuitive digital controls.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Some users complained about the unit’s ability to maintain different temperatures in the two different areas.




Conclusion

In our opinion, the best Wine Enthusiast wine cooler available on the market right now is the 18-Bottle MAX.

We like the versatility of this dual zone wine cooler, as well as its contemporary design.

The capacity is perfect for a small collection, while the compact dimensions will allow you to place this unit almost anywhere. It's also relatively quiet and has a low level of vibrations.

For these reasons, if you don’t need to store more than 18 bottles of wine, you should consider this Wine Enthusiast wine cooler.



About the Author Tim Edison

Although not having any formal training in wine, Tim has developed an irrefutable love of wine and interest in anything related to it ever since his late teens.

Coming from a family of wine lovers, it was from a young age that he got exposed to wine and the culture that goes with it.

Tim has travelled to dozens of wine regions across the world including those in France, Italy, California, Australia, and South Africa.

It is with great joy that he hopes to share those experiences here on wineturtle.com and take you along on the journey for a second time!

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