Oh wine…How I love thee. Who doesn’t love a crisp glass of wine after a long day? It is the perfect way to unwind.
A great pairing with dinner.
The best way to enjoy a Netflix binge.
A delicious, refreshing way to end pretty much any day, really.
The best part is you don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to be a wine lover. Whether you enjoy wine only on occasion or you salivate like Pavlov’s dog when you hear a cork pop, a wine cooler is great way to store your collection.
If you don’t have one yet, here are 7 reasons why you should.
Wine Shouldn’t Have Ice Cubes
Did you know that each wine has its own optimal temperature to be served? This goes for both red and white varietals. Ever wonder why wine cellars are cool and dark? Because even red wines should be stored below room temperature, between 45° F and 65° F (55° F is supposed to be perfect).
Yep, it is true, and putting ice cubes in your wine is definitely not the right way to do it. Get a wine cooler to perfectly chill your bottles without watering down the flavor.
Trust me, it will taste better. Don’t ruin good wine with amateur mistakes.
Proper Serving Techniques Will Make You a Better Wine Drinker
When you serve up wine at the optimal temperature, it actually tastes better. If you want to hone your wine tasting skills, you have to first, drink more wine. Second, serve it the right way.
Store your wines in the right environment and serve them the way they were meant to be enjoyed. You might be surprised at how much better they taste, and how much it will improve your own wine drinking skills. Isn’t that what we want in the end after all, to be better wine drinkers?
Your Wine Deserves its Own Storage
How many times have you come home from the grocery store and put everything away only to realize that you don’t have any space left in your fridge for your wine? Gasp!
No prob-la-moh. Just go ahead and drink it. That solves everything.
OR, instead of slurping down those bottles the day you get them in the house, get a decent wine cooler and build up your collection. Then, you can save some of those wines for a special occasion, like one of those perfect nights when the kids actually go to bed on time.
Save Money – Buy in Bulk
Instead of buying just one bottle that will be gone by the end of the day, stock up on your favorites and store them in your cooler so you will be prepared the next time a friend stops by or a Wednesday comes around. Our local grocery stores offer 30% off when you buy six and you can mix and match.
When you find that one wine you absolutely love, buy a case of it direct from the source. Often wineries will offer discounts when you purchase by the case and many nowadays offer online ordering and shipping.
If you want to expand your palate and wine experience, try joining a wine of the month club to start exploring different kinds of wine and begin your collection.
A Cooler Full of Wine is Classier Than a Fridge Full of Beers
Wine is always classy… and a cooler full is a collection worth noting. Life is too short to not enjoy our favorite things, so go ahead and start adding to your wine collection.
You Can’t Afford to Turn Your Basement Into a Wine Cellar
What wine lover wouldn’t like to create an amazing wine cellar? While that would be amazing, most of us can’t afford to create a whole room just for their wine. If you are anything like me, you can’t keep bottles of wine long enough to make a wine cellar worthwhile anyway.
With a compact wine cooler, you can store just enough to get through a week…ok, maybe a month if you only drink one bottle a night. Most designs blend nicely in any kitchen and keeps all that wine in a convenient location.
Even if you aren’t up for renovating your kitchen cabinetry to make room for a wine cooler, there are standalone models that you can put in your garage…or use as a nightstand next to your bed. Genius, right?
It is the Perfect Reason to Have a Wine Soiree
We could all use more time spent with the people will love and the friends that make us love life. If you have all that great wine just waiting to be enjoyed in your wine cooler, you have the perfect reason to invite everyone over for a fancy dinner, casual BBQ or just a little wine and cheese soiree.
Enjoy life, enjoy those you love, and enjoy some good wine.
If you’ve taken all of the above in and are ready to make your wine cooler purchase, this NewAir AW-281E Wine Cooler is a great unit for any kind of wine lover. It stores up to 28 bottles of wine with a compressor free cooling system that reduces noise and prevents vibrations that could affect the taste of your wine.
It has a classic stainless steel design and a convenient digital display to easily adjust the temperature. NewAir makes almost 20 different models in varying shapes, sizes, colors and capacities so it’s easy to choose one that’s just right for you.
Oh and remember up there where I said that having a cooler full of wine is classier than a fridge full of beer? Well, in mancave world, a fridge full of beer is better than classy – it’s epic. My husband recently just finished building himself a 2 car garage/workshop and his #1 must-have item was a NewAir AB-1200B Beverage Cooler.
Luckily NewAir makes those too and so now we can be both … classy AND epic :)
Our friends at NewAir are offering Surf and Sunshine readers a fab 20% off when you use coupon code SURFANDSUNSHINE at checkout~ You’re welcome.
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