What Are The Best Wine Coolers in 2016 Mar 08, 2014 yumme Equipment 0 Whether you enjoy a glass with meals, when entertaining, or purely for your own personal enjoyment, nothing beats the taste of properly cooled wine. Wine coolers are designed to keep your bottles of red and white at specific temperatures and ensure that when you pour a glass, it is chilled to perfection. There is plenty of choice when it comes to wine refrigerators, but not all are worthy of your cash or your bottles. To help you find the right machine, here are our top five best wine coolers. 5. Haier 8-Bottle Bottle Wine Cellar with Electronic Controls The Haier 8-Bottle Wine Cellar is one of the best-designed coolers on the market, offering a stylish home for your wine and easy to use controls to operate the neat blue light and set the temperature between 44 and 66oF. This machine is a tidy countertop product at a decent price; however, the subtle noise of the cooling motor can become quite annoying in a quiet room. 4. NewAir AW-181E Thermoelectric Wine Cooler NewAir is one of the premier names in wine refrigerators so it is no surprise to see one of its products featured here. The stylish stainless steel and black finish cabinet holds up to 18 bottles and provides thermoelectric cooling technology to cool them in a vibration-free environment. Racks are interchangeable for flexible storage and chilling from 54-66oF is made easy thanks to a clear digital thermostat, but both the racks and the temperature are also drawbacks of the machine. The NewAir does suffer some problems with keeping wine cool and a select number of popular wines do not fit adequately in the racking. 3. Sunpentown WC-20TL Thermoelectric with Touch Sensitive Controls Like the NewAir cooler, Sunpentown’s WC-20TL uses thermoelectric technology to provide cooling. It also shares similarities with the AW-181E in that it features a digital thermostat and cooling from 54-66oF. Despite holding 20 bottles (five shelves hold four bottles each), this cooler is compact and portable, making it great for a casual wine enthusiast. The reflective glass door and blue interior light provide style for it to look pretty in a kitchen, but there are a couple of minor caveats: firstly, it doesn’t accommodate burgundy bottles well, and secondly, it’s important to distribute weight correctly as top-heavy loading could see the machine tip over. 2. Whynter BWR-18SD 18 Bottle Built-In Wine Refrigerator The Whynter BWR-18SD is the most expensive of the five featured, which prevents it from fighting for the number one spot on our list of wine cooler reviews. Price aside though, this is a real top performer. Unlike the other refrigerators on the list, the Whynter is designed to fit under a counter and it looks great when installed. Capable of holding 19 standard 750ml bottles in its tempered double pane grey-smoked glass cabinet, the BWR-18SD provides an LED temperature control with a temp range from 40-65oF and ensures even cooling distribution thanks to a fan-circulated compressor. If you are overly protective of your wine, this machine also comes with a security lock and key. If it were only slightly less expensive … 1. Wine Enthusiast 18-Bottle Touchscreen The Wine Enthusiast 18-Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator is our best wine cooler for a number of reasons. First of all, it is the best-looking machine on the list with its black front finish, reflective smoked-glass door, and chrome shelving. It is also the best 18-bottle cooler in terms of design, fitting perfectly into the narrow corners of the kitchen. Finally, thanks to thermoelectric dual zone temperature zones, silent operation, and consistent cooling, Wine Enthusiast has produced what is the best performing cooler on the market.