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Haier 8-Bottle Wine Cellar

Who should buy the Haier 8-bottle Wine Cellar

Haier 8 Bottle Wine Cellar Review

The first time we encountered this counter top wine cooler model was in one of the wineries we frequent near the city of Charlotte, NC.  It was always used to store the daily specials at this winery. It sat on top of the wine bar looked sleek and compact.  We never had much of a reason to inquire about it until a good friend of mine started having difficulties at home.

 

Without going into great detail about my friends personal problems.  We will just say they were downsizing, moving from a nice home to renting a place to live.

My friend was a huge lover of wine. In their home was a huge dual zone wine cooler built right into their kitchen cabinets. It did go great with their kitchen decor and they absolutely loved it. Loved it so much that they would talk about it like it was their baby.

But when they were forced to move out of their home and become renters this huge wine refrigerator was something they definitely wouldn’t be bringing along.

I told my friend about smaller wine cooler models I had seen but they didn’t seem the least bit interested.

Haier 8-bottle Wine Cellar catches my friend’s eye

Haier 8 Bottle Wine Cooler review

A while after my friend became situated in their new life we visited a that winery in Charlotte where I had seen that smaller wine cooler on the wine bar. Up until this point my friend was consistently complaining about having to store their favorites wine in a normal refrigerator and how the taste just wasn’t the same.

Then about a month after we had visited this winery I stopped over to visit my friend in their new place. My friend wasn’t home but their son let me in and we talked for a bit. I walked into the kitchen and there it was the same model that was at the winery. The Haier 8-bottle Wine Cellar the glass windows were a little frosty so I couldn’t see inside but I pushed the “light” button and then could see perfectly inside at the wine bottles she had cooling.

It looked really great on the counter, very compact and went great with the decor of the room. When I spoke to my friend about this new wine cooler I could tell they were still miffed about losing that built-in unit at their home but seemed really pleased with the smaller Haier model that fit on their kitchen counter top.

Really the only compliant they had was it took a while for the machine to reach the exact cooling temperature when they first turned it on but said it stays at the set temperature consistently.

They even said they were very surprised when they returned from vacation that the wine in the cooler was perfectly chilled after two weeks of being gone.

It seems as though their larger built in cooler had once shut off off when they were gone on vacation.

Haier 8-bottle Wine Cellar FeaturesHaier counter top cooler review

  • Color scheme is silver and black
  • Single Zone cooler.
  • Stores up to 8 – bottle good for both red and white wines.
  • Double insulate glass door.
  • Adjustable thermostat with Led temperature display.
  • Compact fits on most counter tops, product dimensions: 9.9 x 16.2 x 21.3 inches
  • Weight: 20.7 pounds.

The Haier 8-bottle Wine Cellar has been given great reviews from customers. On Amazon 42 out of 65 reviewers gave it a 5-star rating and 17 others gave it a 4-star rating. If you are looking for an inexpensive (under $100), small and compact wine cooler that looks great in then this model is definitely worth considering.

Return to our wine cooler guide to learn about other models.

 

Best Wine Cooler Review Guide

For nearly two decades we have spent an enormous amount of time inside wineries, talking with the owners, bartenders and wine lovers. We have also attended 100′s of different wine competitions, events and product shows.

Its amazing how much we have learned from the people we have met and spoke with over the years. We decided to share some of  what we have learned over the years by putting together a wine cooler review guide to help consumers make more informative decisions. We will address many of the most common questions about the different brands, types and the different features included with the top coolers and wine refrigerators.

How to Pick the Best Cooler for You 

#1 The first thing you need to decide is what type of cooler best fits you. Many different types exist. Below is a list and description of the most common types:

Single Zone Cooling - These are fairly simple and very similar to a kitchen refrigerator built specifically built for storing wine. Single zone coolers offer only one temperature setting and are usually the less expensive option. It’s true, different reds and whites are best served at specific temperatures but if you only have a small collection of wines the single zone is probably the best choice.

Dual Zone Cooling - These have two separate storage compartments and each can be set to a different temperatures. If you have an extensive collection of wines which need to be stored at different temperatures then you should consider a dual zone.

Built-In Wine Coolers – These are built to fit seamlessly into spaces like cabinets and dishwashers fit in your kitchen. This type comes in both the single zone and dual zone and are usually the most expensive option.

Portable and Handheld Chiller – These could be anything from a simple ice bag to carry your wine to something much more high tech that chills your wine instantly. From the most part these are devices you can carry and are good for chilling one or two bottles of wines. These are usually the least expensive type of cooler but offer high convenience.

#2 Price: After deciding on the type of wine cooler that best fits your needs you need to decide how much money you are willingly to spend. You can then browser the different options to find one that meets your requirements in type and price. 

#3 Brand and features: This is your final decision. After you have narrowed your choices down to a few, according to the type and price, then you should start looking at the different features. And always before you should at least read a few customer reviews on the company that makes the product. Amazon is a great place to read product reviews.

Reviews and Top Picks for each type of Wine Cooler

Single Zone Cooler

Dual Zone Cooling 

Built-In Wine Cooler

Portable Chillers

 

Caldwell County Fair – September 2013

The biggest Pigs, Fast Rides, Live Music and a Family Atmosphere come join the fun this September in Caldwell County North Carolina 

Some say the Caldwell County Agricultural Fair dates back to the 1800′s as farmers marketplace when farmers would gather in the fall to learn about the newest innovations in farming. Very possible but as far as we know the first officially documented one took place in the year 1946.

If you have never attended an Agricultural fair these are great family friendly usually held in the fall season as a way to celebrate the community and harvest. These are both a lot fun and also quite educational for youth and also adults. North Carolina has a long history of many different Agricultural fairs throughout the state.

The main theme of the Caldwell County Fair is centered around agricultural. There will be lots of animals. There will be livestock competitions and agricultural exhibits. But also a lot of great rides, bright lights and live music. And there’s also plenty of great food and many other interesting things to see, do and learn.

The fair will be held one again in 2013 from Tuesday September 24 through Saturday September 28th.

Where and when: Caldwell County Fairgrounds: 2461 Fairgrounds Road Lenoir, NC 28645

  • Tuesday-Friday the hours will be 5 PM to 11 PM
  • On the last day Saturday the Fair will begin at 1 PM and end at 11 PM

Is there an admission fee?

Yes but its very small. Last year it was $5 for adults and $3.50 for kids under the age of 18. We do expect the admission fee to be the same or very close to the same in 2013.

How many people will attend the fair: Over 10,000 people are expected to attend this year with the busiest days being Friday and Saturday.

If you can’t make this event but still are looking for something fun to do with your family and friends this fall you can visit are 2013 fall events page to learn about more things taking place around the state of North Carolina that might better fit into your busy schedule.

The Best Breakfast Restaurants Winston Salem NC 2013

Do you love the smell of bacon and eggs in the morning? The smell of fresh coffee? How about pancakes on the griddle? If this sounds like you then take a look at our 2013 list of the best restaurants for breakfast in Winston Salem below. I always loved getting up early and going out to breakfast with my dad

The restaurant choices found below are rated based on the quality of food, menu choices, value, service and atmosphere. 

Special Note: Restaurants do go out of business, some come under new management and there are countless other possible reasons why a restaurant could go downhill from one year to the next. Maybe they decreased their portion size…

So when looking at our list of best breakfasts in Winston-Salem realize this is for the current year 2013.

1st place goes to!!!!

Mary’s Gourmet Diner (formerly known as Breakfast of Course and Mary’s of Course). We are not exactly sure why they keep changing the name but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the quality of food. This is the place you need to eat at. Everything is made from scratch, the menu is huge and the prices are decent.

Address: 723 Trade Street Winston-Salem, NC, 27101. View Mary’s Breakfast Menu

Use the map for directions. Click on the word directions in the box.

 

2nd Place goes to????

Cloverdale Kitchen – A home style restaurant that serves food just like mom made it. The food is great and the prices are even better. Two pancakes, two eggs and  side of meat for $5. You really can’t beat that. The place also serves up some very good and large omelets.

They start serving breakfast at 6 AM. Get your directions to the Cloverdal Kitchen on the map below.

Address: 2251 Cloverdale Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Third place restaurant???

There are definitely many good restaurant choices to get breakfast specials in Winston-Salem, NC  but for third place we had to go with…

Screaming Rooster –  very homie place with a great brunch menu. The prices could be lower but its not all too expensive. They strt serving breakfast at 9 M take a look at their menu

Address: 301 Brookstown Ave. Winston-Salem, NC

If you need directions to this restaurant  just click on the link that says directions on the map below.

 

 Honorable Mention

Midtown Cafe in Winston-Salem - This very easily could have been rated #1 on our list we just had too many to great places to choose from. If you love different and unique types of pancakes for breakfast then you need to check out the menu. The granola banana pancakes are awesome!!!

See the menu

 Address: 151 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Brew and View Asheville – Pizza, Brew and Movies

brew and view asheville

Brew and View Asheville

 

 

If you’re just visiting Asheville, please don’t go to Brew and View!!! I warn you, if you do decide to not listen to my advice and go, you will have a great time but you will also be left wishing you had one of these in the city you’re from. So stay away and save yourself the heart break :cry:.

What is Brew and View Asheville?

Ok maybe its a 4.8 or a 4.9 rating but I love this place, the inside is amazing, so I gave it a 5 out of 5 star rating!!

For one, this is a pizza heaven. Voted the best pizza in western North Carolina. Giant pizzas, with cheese and toppings dripping off the side, you will not be able to control this. After eating a pizza here you will never be able to eat a frozen pizza out of your freeze again, so save yourself.

But a visit here is about more than the best pizza in North Carolina!!!

The beers!!! Handcrafted. This place has some of the best beers you can get in the entire state of North Carolina!!! Great place for beer drinkers who also love pizza. Or just beer drinkers who like to drink beer :-P.

But what else is here?

Brew and View is also a great place to catch a movie, hence the word VIEW in its name. They showcase some of the most current and best movies. And guess what… The tickets are cheap!!! Like $3 to see a movie. This is a family friendly environment so you can take the kids.

Brew and View in Asheville has two different locations:

  1. 675 Merrimon Avenue, North Asheville
  2. 77 Coxe Avenue, Downtown Asheville

If you’re searching for “Brew and View” in Asheville, this was the original name of the establishment that’s now, Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company. You got it right, the locals still call it by the old name.

It doesn’t matter what you call it, this is the best place in Asheville and the state for pizza, beer and movies!!!

Visit the official Brew and View site.