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Miele KWT6322UG

 
Quieter than average noise level  Two temperature zones Door open alarm
Quieter than average noise level
Two temperature zones
Door open alarm

$3,499.00

34
Bottles
Info
2
Temperature Zones
Info
36dB
Info
Info
$220
Over 10 years
Feb 2019
#3

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NewAir AW‑280E

20 Reviews
Quieter than average noise level 
Quieter than average noise level

$249.95

28
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
25dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Sep 2016
#4

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Miele KWT6312UGS

 
46 bottle capacity Quieter than average noise level  Door open alarm
46 bottle capacity
Quieter than average noise level
Door open alarm

$3,499.00

46
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
38dB
Info
(Unknown)
Info
$220
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
#5

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Magic Chef MCWC12B

 
Quieter than average noise level  Built‑in display  Adjustable feet 
Quieter than average noise level
Built‑in display
Adjustable feet

$125.47

12
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
39dB
Info
Info
$340
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
#6

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Miele KWT6832SGS

 

$7,599.00

178
Bottles
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3
Temperature Zones
Info
38dB
Info
Info
$280
Over 10 years
Sep 2012
#7

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Avanti EWC18N2PD

 

$197.49

18
Bottles
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2
Temperature Zones
Info
(Unknown)
Info
Info
$380
Over 10 years
Jun 2015

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What Are The Best Wine Cooler Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every wine cooler and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated wine cooler brand is Liebherr with an average rating of 0%. Compare all award winning wine coolers.

Rank Brand Number of Wine Coolers Price Range Average Rating
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Liebherr Wine Coolers 36

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat does 'temperature zones' mean?
ATemperature zones refers to the capability of the wine cooler to have 2 different temperatures set in different areas of the appliance. This is helpful for storing different types of wines together at their optimal temperatures, without having to compromise on a common temperature.
QWhat capacity do I need for my wine cooler?
AThat very much depends on how much wine you store/drink at one time! Most households are probably not going to need more than a 15-20 bottle unit. However if you are an avid collector, or supplying a restaurant, you're going to want something far more sizable!

Wine Cooler Buying Guide

A wine cooler is a specialist fridge specifically designed for storing wine bottles, to allow them to be stored safely at the optimal temperature. They are a step up from a bottle store in your fridge - if you find your bottle collection taking over much of the fridge, or if you want your wine cooled to a very specific temperature, it may be time to invest in one of these appliances.

Wine coolers vary dramatically in their bottle capacity, and how much wine you want to store at once will large dictate your buying choice. Our coolers range from very small 2-bottle coolers - effectively very efficient ice buckets - to enormous cabinets that can hold 300 bottles at once. Coolers also vary enormously in their shape and the number of shelves/baskets they contain - some will allow wine to be stacked closely on top of each other for maximum storage room, others concentrate on less storage, but display the bottles in a more aesthetically pleasing way.

Temperature Control

One of the biggest benefit of a specialised wine cooler is that you can set the temperature to whatever you want - allowing you to keep your wine stored at a different temperature than the rest of your food in the fridge. This is helpful, because certain types of wine favour different temperature ranges, both for storing and drinking.

More advanced (and therefore, expensive) wine coolers also have separate temperature zones. You can set the temperatures in these zones independently of each other, allowing even more flexibility in storing your wine.

The top-range coolers may even have a humidifier unit installed - this allows a high degree of control as to the storage humidity for your bottles. Humidity control is important to keep expensive wines in top condition for long periods of time: too much humidity, and mold may form on the bottles. On the other hand, too little humidity could cause the corks of your bottles to dry out. While humidity control may substantially increase the price of a wine cooler, it may be worth the extra investment if your wine collection is particularly rare and expensive.

Built In Freezer

Some wine coolers also have a separate freezer section - this can be helpful for storing ice and whiskey cubes to chill the wine while you drink it, or a sneaky carton of ice-cream!

Alarm System

Higher-tier wine coolers may have an alarm system - either a visual or aural alarm that goes off when the temperature strays outside it’s set boundaries. This can be very helpful for warning you if the door is ajar, there is a power failure, or some other problem that could threaten the climate of your cooler.

Finally, our wine coolers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used while the cooler is running, and the cheaper it will be to run. Look for a wine cooler graded at A or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Wine Cooler Retailers, Prices and Features

Cooler Prices

Wine coolers range in price from $87 to $7,599 and in total we found prices for 7 wine coolers. On average, a new wine cooler costs $2,180 and 80% of coolers are priced between $125 and $3,499. The most expensive wine cooler that we found is the Miele KWT6832SGS at $7,599, and the cheapest is the Magic Chef MCWC6B at only $87.

Wine Cooler Brands - Price Range

Miele wine coolers start at $3,499 and their most expensive cooler costs $7,599. The average price of Miele wine coolers is $4,866 which is the highest average price of all cooler brands.

The second highest average wine cooler price out of all brands is NewAir wine coolers with an average price of $250. NewAir wine coolers start at $250 and their most expensive wine cooler costs $250.

Avanti wine coolers start at $197 and their most expensive cooler costs $197. The average price of Avanti wine coolers is $197 which is the third highest average price of all cooler brands.

Wine Cooler Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 377 user cooler reviews and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of cooler.

Biggest Cooler Retailers

The biggest cooler retailer by number of products currently for sale is Overstock. We found 4 current cooler offers from Overstock. The second biggest retailer is A J Madison with 3 offers. That means Overstock is significantly bigger than A J Madison when it comes to coolers.

When Are Most New Coolers Released?

We couldn't see any clear trend in the release dates for new wine coolers over the last 3 years. The biggest month in 2019 for new wine cooler releases was March, with eight new wine coolers released that month. In March 2018, 17 new wine coolers were released making it the biggest month that year as well for new cooler releases. 29 new coolers were released in July 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new cooler releases.

How Fast Do Wine Cooler Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, wine coolers drop in price by 37% on average.

That means that on a typical wine cooler costing $2,180 you could save on average $796 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Bottle Capacity

'Bottle Capacity' denotes the maximum number of bottles the wine cooler is capable of holding at once.

Across the range of wine coolers, the bottle capacity range from 1 bottles to 315 bottles. The bottle capacity of the majority of wine coolers range from 0 bottles to 30 bottles. The wine cooler with the biggest bottle capacity is the Miele KWT6832SGS, which is a 178 bottles bottle capacity wine cooler and is on sale for $7,599.00. The Magic Chef MCWC6B, which is available at $87.49, has the smallest bottle capacity and is a 6 bottles bottle capacity wine cooler.

More bottles means a larger storage capacity, which means more wine can be stored and chilled.

Temperature Zones

'Temperature zones' are separate parts of the wine cooler, which can all be set to differing temperatures.

Across the range of coolers, the temperature zones range from 1 to 3. The temperature zones of the majority of wine coolers range from 1 to 2. The Miele KWT6832SGS, which sells for $7,599.00, has the most temperature zone and is a 3 temperature zone cooler. The cooler with the least temperature zone is the Miele KWT6312UGS, which is a 1 temperature zone wine cooler and is on sale for $3,499.00.

Different temperature zones are helpful if you are storing several different types of wine, all of which have different optimal storage temperatures. This will help you best store all of them at once.

Noise Levels

The noise level of the wine cooler, measured in decibels (dB).

Across the range of wine coolers, the noise levels range from 25dB to 55dB. The noise levels of most coolers range from 38dB to 41dB. The Magic Chef MCWC12B, which is on sale for $125.47, has the loudest noise level and is a 39dB wine cooler. The wine cooler with the quietest noise level is the NewAir AW-280E, which is a 25dB wine cooler and is on sale for $249.95.

Fewer dB means a quieter wine cooler, which means it is less likely to be distracting or annoying as it hums along in the background.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Coolers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying wine coolers. For each retailer it shows the total number of wine coolers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying wine coolers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Overstock. 4 of their cooler prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Wine Coolers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for coolers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of wine cooler prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's wine cooler prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers.

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