What Is Considered A Large Wine Cooler?
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What Is Considered A Large Wine Cooler?

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A wine cooler is a particularly good and reliable means to cool and keep your collection of wines in perfect condition, you think that you may need a large wine fridge, but aren’t exactly sure which units are considered large/medium and small.

That’s precisely the reason why we’ve created this article, to help guide you in understanding exactly what a large wine cooler is, alongside whether it’s right for you and your needs/requirements.

With that being said, let’s talk more about large wine coolers.

What is considered a large wine cooler?

Although there is no strict definition here, a large wine cooler is one that has a large bottle storage capacity, from around 50 bottles (Bordeaux wine bottles) through to 300+ bottles.

Who is a large wine refrigerator ideal for?

A large wine fridge often comes with either a single or multiple cooling zones, making it ideal for those wine collectors, wine sommeliers, and wine connoisseurs who have extensive wine collections, with expensive (even potentially rare) wines, so that they can store all of their collection within one physical unit.

This is not only convenient, but manufacturers realize that these types of units are used to store expensive wines, so they build them with the highest quality components, to ensure a long life span.

Due to their size and bottle storage capacity, large wine fridges are also ideal for commercial establishments. These fridges can hold a lot of wine and come with wide-ranging temperature controls that make it easy to store different types of wines at different temperatures. Therefore, these units are extremely useful to have if you run a restaurant or own a bar, for keeping your inventory stocked and ensuring that your customers can find the wine they’re looking for.

Benefits of a large wine cooler?

There are a multitude of benefits of having a large wine cooler, and we’ll discuss some of these directly below.

1) Built to last and is very reliable

As briefly touched on above, these types of unit often cost a substantial amount of money, and due to this, manufacturers are able to build them with the highest-quality parts and components, to ensure that they are reliable in their cooling capability (maintaining a consistent temperature throughout) and in their overall lifespan.

2) Convenient to store the entire collection in one unit

With a large wine fridge having such a great bottle capacity, it simply allows one to store their entire collection of red wine and white wine in one physical unit… How so? Well, most large wine fridges come with multiple cooling zones (known as dual zone wine coolers), which means that you can place different types/varieties of wines in the different cooling zones and have them chill at different temperatures, best suited to that particular type of wine.

3) Versatile usage

Given the wine bottle capacity that these units have, not only can large wine fridges be utilized in your home, but they are often used in commercial environments, like bars, restaurants, and even nightclubs, making them extremely versatile in application.

4) Adds flair to a kitchen/bar

Due to their price, manufacturers will add all the bells and whistles to these types of unit, so you’ll find they have extremely sleek-looking designs, beautifully lit LED lighting, high-quality shelving and some even come with display shelving (to show off your special wines).

All-in-all, these units can certainly add some flair to a home kitchen, or bar area.


We hope this article has cleared up exactly what a large wine fridge is, alongside who it’s ideal for and the benefits of owning one. If you’re a wine enthusiast like we are, feel free to connect with us on social media, send us an email, and give us 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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