Countertop Wine Cooler

Length x Width x Height: Do You Have Enough Space on the Counter? 

Searching for a counter top wine cooler can become difficult and confusing if you have no idea what to look for. And its very easy to end up with a model that isn’t exactly what you thought it was.

Here we provide information on the certain features and specifications that you should take into consideration before buying and also some suggestions on what we consider to be a few of the better counter top models on the market today.

What you will need to do first

It’s very important to know the dimensions (L x W x H) of the counter space you plan on using for your wine cooler so you can compare these to the dimensions of different models.

1. You want a counter top model right? So to make sure what you buy will actually fit and not hang over, you need to measure the width of your counter from front to back. You also need to decide if you want the cooler to take up the full with of your counter top or if you want some space left to maybe set the wine bottle or a glass. This is entirely up to you.

2. It would also be wise to measure the length. that is the amount of the space lengthwise until you meet a physical obstructs that might prevent you from making use of a wine cooler of a certain length.

3. Height could also become an issue. If your choose space is open to the ceiling then no problem but if there is something hanging over it, maybe a kitchen cabinet then you want to know how much room you have under it to place the cooler.

You also need to consider your budget and how many wine bottles you will want to store, do you see the number increasing in the near future?

Countertop Wine Cooler – Our Picks

We will be adding to this list as we have more time to review and evaluate more models:

Haier 8 Bottle Wine Cooler review1. Haier HVTM08ABS 8-Bottle Wine Cellar 

Width: 9.9 inches
Length: 16.2 inches
Height: 21.3 inches

Holds up to 8 bottles of wine and weighs just over 20 pounds.

Made from material and its color is black.

Read our full review

 

 best counter top wine coolers2. AVANTI 12 BOTTLE WINE COOLER

Width: 10 inches
Length:  20.2 inches
Height:  25.2 inches

This is a thermoelectric wine cooler with a very stlyish look. Curved glass and blue LED lights.

The colors of this Avanti counter top cooler (black and platinum) will accent any decor.

Read our full review.

 

For more information on wine coolers visit a buyer’s guide page

Shelton Vineyards Weekend Packages

Planning to visit Shelton Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina for the weekend? If so, then the Hampton Inn located only a couple miles down the road is the #1 place you want to stay.

Not only is this Hampton Inn a fabulous hotel with 5-star ratings, if you know where and when to look you can also reserve your stay to include special offers tied into the the vineyards.  Not all people who decide to visit are aware of these special Shelton Vineyards Weekend Packages offered by the hotel.

This is the way to go of you plan on visiting Shelton Vineyards and staying for the weekend.

What’s included in the Special Weekend Packages?

First you should understand the packages are part of the Hampton Inn hotel deal, even though they work closely with Shelton Vineyards to make these packages the vineyards are in know way responsible for the packages. So you will need to contact the hotel to reserve yours and if you have further questions or even complaints you need to direct the questions to the hotel management.

The number to call is  336-353-9400.

There are a couple different packages offered throughout the year which are subject to change.

  • One package is open throughout the year and is called the Overnight Getaway Package. This is set-up for two people to enjoy and includes a nights stay ate the Hampton Inn and tours and tastings at Shelton Vineyards and 25% off any bottle of wine.

For dinner you will be treated to a multi-course meal (appetizers, main course, dessert and wine) at the Harvest Grill inside the winery.

This package should be offered throughout the calendar year for more information call 336-353-9400.

  • The second package is offered during the summer concert series, if you are interested in this you can reserve your spot at any time during the year. If you are interested then the earlier you schedule the better since this is a very popular event that takes place in the Dobson, NC area and fills up quickly.

It includes a room at the hotel, two tickets to the concert, tours and tasting at the vineyards, 25% a bottle of wine. And if you choose, you can also add dinner or breakfast at the Harvest Grill.

For more information on dates and prices call 336-353-9400 and specifically ask about the “summer concert series package”.

If oyu have never visited Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, NC and would like more information visit our review page.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Rose Hill, NC

Come Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Oldest Winery in NC

The beginning of the holiday season is a great but also a very busy time of year for most of us. Friends come back into town! More friends come back to visit!!! Your family comes and more family comes!!! And don’t forget about Black Friday, :(. What a mess time consuming mess this can turn into.

If you are like us, every year we have Thanksgiving Dinner with our immediate family. It’s a tradition. After this there’s little time left to spend visiting with friends before we all head back to school and work.

How do you make time for Everyone?

If you want to spend some time and experience the Thanksgiving holiday with your friends then Duplin Winery located in the tiny town Rose Hill, NC will be hosting their 2nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner Feast on November 14th, 2013 from 5 – 8 PM.

Rose Hill is located near the cities of Fayetteville, Jacksonville and Wilmington, NC.

If you have never had the chance to visit Duplin winery, this is the oldest winery in North Carolina and not only does it have great wines but also a restaurant and offers a nice little gift shop to find unique trinkets.

More about Duplin’s Thanksgiving Feast

This will be a family friendly event and the founder’s of the winery will be present to celebrate with you.

The price is $35 but well worth it.

What type of food will be served? This will include all the classic Thanksgiving foods: Turkey, Stuffing, Marsh potatoes and more.

The event begins at 5 PM on the 14th where there will be cocktails served in the museum. Then at 6 PM you will head to the dinning hall for the classic dinner.

The event ends at 8 PM.

Not only will there be a ton of great foods to enjoy but there will also be acoustic holiday music and many great wines.

Maybe you will find a new favorite wine? Maybe you will find one that you think a friend would love, pick them up a case for their Christmas present

Learn more about the different events occurring in North Carolina this Fall of 2013.

NewAir 32-Bottle Wine Cooler

Online reviews vs. Winery Owners Reviews – Do they match up?

NewAir 32 Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler reviewWe have seen the NewAir 32-Bottle Wine Cooler sitting behind the bar at a few different wineries we frequently visit in North Carolina so this gave us the opportunity to ask winery owners and bartenders for their honest opinions on this model.

Most were happy to oblige our curiosity and gave they overall opinion on the model and also some detailed information about the different features such as:

 

 

 

  • The thermoelectric cooling system
  • Duel temperature controls
  • Digital thermostat
  • Internal LED lighting
  • The wood shelving

But before we just went ahead and wrote a review based on only the information provided by the people we spoke with at these wineries, we thought it would be smart to read as many other customer reviews as possible on different websites such as: Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, Walmart.

Online information about the NewAir 32-Bottle Wine Cooler

Two things learned from reviewing other websites for this product:

  1. This model was listed as sold-out on many vendor sites. This may or may not be true but we took this to mean that this must be a very popular model. Why else would it be out of stock at so many sites?
  2. The price greatly varied from site to site. Some sites sold this wine cooler model for over $500 and others under. If you do decide to purchase this model you should look for a price between $475 and $480. Don’t pay more than you have to.

Did the reviews on other websites match what we heard at the wineries?NewAir 32 Bottle Dual Zone with LED

The overall opinions on this NewAir wine cooler model given to us by the people at wineries and the reviews read online were both very similar and also very positive. Most commonly heard compliments:

  • The quietest wine cooler we have had. Most are louder than our refrigerators but this one isn’t.
  • You may not think this is important at first but the screw in feet come in very handy if you need to level it.
  • The shelving space is fairly generous. There are 8 shelves on each side of this duel zone cooler for a total of 16 shelves each hold two bottles of wine (32 bottles).
  • The push button temperature controls make setting the temperature so easy and the cooler does a good job at maintaining the set temperatures on each side.
  • Good job at maintaining humidity; have not experience labels peeling off or cracked corks
  • The design is very nice; we have received many compliments on the cooler for how it looks and also the LED blue lighting looks pretty cool when we open the door to grab a bottle of wine.

Not the model for you? Interested in a smaller or larger wine cooler by NewAir? Or maybe you need more general information and would also like to learn about other companies that make this type of product?