What is the difference between a wine cabinet and a refrigerator?
Do you feel like a glass of wine? Do friends drop in unexpectedly? All wine lovers keep a few bottles at an ideal serving temperature. Wine serving or multi-temperature cabinets are the ideal solution for storing and bringing champagne, sparkling, red, white and rosé wine to the correct serving temperature, but a lot of people wonder why you cannot just store your wine in a refrigerator.
Be mindful of vibration.
A refrigerator door is opened and closed several times a day. Whether it is stored inside the fridge door or on a shelf, wine risks being subjected to a lot of vibration. Having a cabinet dedicated to storing and serving wine with shelves which reduce vibration, is the ideal solution.All this excessive vibration has an undesirable effect on wine.
The compressor is another considerable source of vibration. In EuroCave wine cabinets, the cabinet body and shelves are designed to absorb a large amount of the vibration produced by the compressor. Shelves fitted with Main du Sommelier bottle supports complete the vibration protection system.
In refrigerators, some foods have a strong odour, these odours can spoil your wine, giving it an unpleasant taste by penetrating the cork.
Standard refrigerators are designed to eliminate humidity inside the refrigerator with fanned cold air technology blowing out dry air to prevent the formation of frost.
Whereas wine cabinets are designed to maintain a humidity level inside the cabinet of 60% - 75%. If it is below this level, your bottles' corks can dry out, in this way allowing oxygen to penetrate or causing wine to seep out. If it is above this level, mould could develop and your labels could peel off.
Suitable wine storage.
In a refrigerator, you will find metal wire or glass shelves. Neither of these are suitable for storing wine as the bottles are not held correctly and are very exposed to vibration.
Your precious wine bottles will not be stored safely. They could slip and unfortunately get broken. The shelves and actual structure of the refrigerator are also not strong enough to withstand the weight of a large amount of bottles.
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