There’s nothing like a perfectly chilled glass of wine while sitting in your home bar. Sure you could use a wine bucket or a beverage refrigerator to bring that wine to the perfect temperature, but there are lots of wine coolers out there that fit right into a home bar set up, essentially acting like freestanding wine cellars. That takes your bar space to a whole new level of modern comfort if you ask us.
Here are a few of the best wine coolers to do the job. All are freestanding,but each has unique benefits that make them ideal for different sized spaces and needs.
Haier does a lot of things real right in this low-profile wine cooler. The modern black trim with the smoked glass looks great in a lot of different home bar set-ups. Plus the slim design that focuses more on height than width helps fit the cooler in tighter spaces. But best of all is the dual zone functionality. You can keep half of the bottles at a different temperature than the other half. That’s perfect for slightly cooling six bottles of red wine while giving your half a dozen white wine bottles a complete chill for the perfect crispness.
It’s not big. It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing. But it fits nearly anywhere, it’s well made, and it’s as affordable as can be. The Haier 6-Bottle Wine Cellar has simple temperature controls that chill your wine bottles anywhere from 44 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s perfect for a mini home bar set-up where space is at a premium, or for anyone who is watching their wallet. For the price, it’s very well made. And while it’s not the prettiest out there, it’s by no means an eyesore. In fact, it has an industrial appliance feel that’ll fit right in with many other pieces of home bar equipment.
If you tend to keep a lot of bottles of wine around, then you’ll need a wine cooler that’ll hold more than six or twelve. This Whynter wine cooler fits up to thirty-two bottles in a top-of-the-line stainless steel cabinet with black cabinetry. Careful, this is still freestanding, so to accommodate all of those bottles, the space in the interior is tight. If you tend to buy oversized bottles or even champagne, the room in the interior may not be enough. But for standard-sized wine bottles, this is a wine drinker’s dream come true for the home bar. With its dual zone control and glass paneling that really shows off the bottles, it’s one of the best wine coolers around.