What are the different types of wine cabinet?
Broadly speaking there are three types of wine cabinet, single temperature, dual temperature and multi-temperature wine cabinets. Many of the latest models are multi-functional, which means you can use them as a single temperature, dual or multi-temperature cabinet:
Single temperature wine cabinet – Single temperature wine cabinets are designed for the long-term storage of wine. The temperature and relative humidity are kept constant, allowing you to age your wine until it reaches its prime and once at its prime to keep it in optimal long-term storage conditions. The recommended storage temperature for all types of wine is 12 degrees.
Dual temperature wine cabinet – Dual temperature wine display cabinets have two sections with different temperatures. You can set the sections to different temperatures depending on the types of wine bottles you are storing and how long you are storing them. Normally reds serve best at around 17C and whites/champagnes around 6C.
Multi-temperature wine cabinet – Modern multi-temperature wine display cabinets are designed to enable owners to display and serve wine. The temperature range within the cabinet can be adjusted by manipulating the controls and fan settings to permit a variety of temperature outcomes within the cabinet. For example, you can set the temperature to be at 5 degrees at the bottom, rising gradually to 12 degrees at the top, or 15 degrees at the bottom rising gradually to 17 degrees at the top. This allows a great deal of flexibility as to how you use the cabinet.