Updated on: 24 Jan 2022

Wine Enthusiast Wine Cooler Reviews

Wine Enthusiast Wine Cooler [Reviews]

Regarding the huge market of wine accessories and wine coolers, Wine Enthusiast is a company that stands out. With a wide range of both wine accessories and wine cooling solutions, what make Wine Enthusiast different is the real passion that stands behind the name of the brand.

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 more 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 destined to all consumers, regardless of how small or large their wine collection is. Knowing the importance of preserving the wine in the best 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. The coolers in this class have capacities up to 300 bottles.

2. Silent Line

Designed as compact solutions for newbies of for keeping a few bottles of really expensive wine, the wine coolers in this category are manufactured using the 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 necessities, 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 a 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 in easily even the larger bottles of wine, such as bottles of champagne or pinot noir.

These wine coolers can be placed anywhere in your house, including into a kitchen or 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.

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 for you in this category.


Designed for large collections of very fine wines, the wine coolers in this category are on the high end of the wine coolers quality. However, this level of protection comes with a salty price.

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 energy efficient.

As you can see, depending on your necessities, you will be able to find a suitable Wine Enthusiast wine 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 stored at different temperatures, but if you choose a middle temperature then you should be able to maintain the organoleptic characteristics of both types of wines. 

If you want to use the wine cooler both to preserve and to chill your drink, 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. Pay attention to buy a wine cooler specifically made for this purpose.

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

1. Wine Enthusiast 18-Bottle Touchscreen 

Wine Enthusiast 18-Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator

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.

Things We Liked

  • Dual-zone: the upper zone has a capacity of 10 bottles and the temperatures vary between 54 and 66°F. The lower zone has a capacity of 8 bottles and temperatures between 46 and 66°F.
  • Touch screen controls: the temperatures in both zones can be easily adjusted thanks to the easy-to-use touch screen controls.
  • Silent: using the thermoelectric technology, this wine cooler is really silent and it can be placed anywhere in the house.
  • Reflective smoked-glass: to keep your wines away from the UV light, this wine cooler has a door made of reflective smoked glass.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Probably because of the slim design the capacity of this wine cooler seems smaller than the one advertised by the manufacturer.

2. Wine Enthusiast Silent 28-Bottle Wine Refrigerator

If you are searching for a solution to preserve your collection of wines and don’t care much about chilling it, then this wine cooler from the Silent category might be the right option for you.

The wine cooler has a capacity of 28 bottles and a temperature range that varies from 52 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

The unit uses the thermoelectric technology, being very quiet, while the sleek design makes it perfect for any interior.

Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

Things We Liked

  • 6 removable shelves: this wine cooler is equipped with six chrome removable shelves that maximize the unit’s capacity.
  • Fits larger bottles: if your collection of wines is smaller but the bottles are larger, you can reconfigure the interior of the unit to accommodate 24 champagne size bottles.
  • Exterior digital touchscreen: you can set, control or change the temperature without opening the door thanks to the exterior digital touchscreen.
  • Interior light: if you want to admire your collection or pick a wine to serve, you can use the convenient interior LED light.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Even if it is a product from the Silent brand, this unit seems to be quite noisy.

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 and Final Pick

According to our opinion, the best Wine Enthusiast wine cooler available on the market is the Wine Enthusiast 18-Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator.

We like the versatility of this dual zone wine cooler, as well as its beautiful design. The capacity is perfect for a small collection, while the compact dimension will allow you to place this unit almost anywhere. In addition, the unit is 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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