What Is Considered A Commercial Wine Cooler
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What Is Considered A Commercial Wine Cooler?

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A wine refrigerator is a very reliable and effective way to cool and store your wine collection in pristine condition; and because of this, you’re potentially considering purchasing one for your commercial residence, whether that’s a bar, nightclub, restaurant, or other venues.

This is exactly why we’ve written this article, to help guide business owners in understanding what a commercial wine cooler is, alongside whether it’s right for your needs/requirements.

With all of that being said, let’s talk more about commercial wine coolers!

What is considered a commercial wine cooler?

A commercial wine fridge is simply a large-sized wine refrigerator that is suited for use in a commercial setting. They typically have a bottle capacity from around 50 bottles through to 300+ bottles.

Who is a commercial wine refrigerator ideal for?

A commercial wine fridge is relatively large in size, both in its physical dimensions and bottle capacity. Therefore, they’re ideal for business’ who need to store substantial amounts of wine at any one time, I.E. restaurants, bars, music venues, hotels, etc.

Additionally, because these units are larger in size, they will either come with a single or multiple cooling zones. Wine fridges with multiple cooling zones are useful, because each cooling zone has a separate cooling thermostat, so different types of wine can be stored simultaneously within the same unit (red wine, white wine, rose wine, etc) at their own, most ideal temperature.

Benefits of a commercial wine cooler?

There are numerous benefits to having a commercial wine cooler, and we’ll discuss some of these directly below.

1) They’re built to last and are very reliable

Due to their bottle capacity, these types of unit often cost a substantial amount of money. Because of this, manufacturers build them using the highest-quality components and parts, to best ensure that they are reliable in their cooling capability (keeping a consistent temperature throughout) and in their overall lifespan. This is especially important in a commercial setting.

2) Exceptionally convenient with storing  an entire wine collection in one unit

Due to their large bottle capacity, it means that these types of wine fridge can store a bar/restaurant/hotel’s entire collection of white wine, red wine, rose and other grape varieties within one physical unit. However, this is only advisable in a unit that has multiple cooling zones (otherwise known as dual-zone wine fridges), so each zone can be programmed to a cooling temperature which is best suited to the wine that it’s storing.

3) Adds flair to a bar

Due to their cost, manufacturers will often add all the bells and whistles (so to speak) to these types of wine fridges, so you’ll find they look extremely sleek-looking, with beautifully lit LED lighting, high-quality shelving. and some units even come with display shelving (to show off your high-regarded wines).

All-in-all, these types of wine fridge can really add another element of visual appeal and transform a bar setting.


We hope this article has clarified what a commercial wine fridge is, as well as who it is best suited for and the advantages of owning one. If you enjoy wine as much as we do, please connect with us on social media, send us an email, and provide feedback on our blog/blog post.

David J Sharp is a wine equipment expert, having previously worked with some of the best wine cooler manufacturers within the USA. Today he works as a full-time wine cooler and wine cellar consultant for small and large clients alike. You can find out more about LoveCraftWines here.

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