Do You Need A Thermoelectric Wine Cooler?A guide for anyone who loves wine.
Store your wine right:Experts agree that theideal storagetemperature forwine is 55°F (13°C).Keep bottles on theirsides and...
Sure, you could juststick your winein the closet –but doesn’t your winedeserve better?Don’t YOU deserve better?
Thermoelectric winecoolers are aninexpensive andenvironmentally-friendly alternativeto traditionalrefrigeration.
How thermoelectric cooling works:Thermoelectric cooling uses the Peltiereffect, which is named for the 19th Centuryscienti...
How thermoelectric cooling works:— An electric charge is sent through twojoined pieces of metal.— Heat moves from one side...
How thermoelectric cooling works:The core cooling device is called a heat pump.It’s very small, only an inch or two on eac...
How thermoelectric cooling works:The heat pump is combined with a heat sink –a large, passive component with stacks ofalum...
How thermoelectric cooling works:— The cold side of the heat pump/heat sinkis inserted into the interior of the winecooler...
No moving parts…Except for the fans, athermoelectriccooler has nomoving parts. Thismeans they are:— Quieter— Vibration free
Quieter0510152025303540DecibelsCompressorCoolersThermoelectricCoolersThe compressor on a traditionalrefrigerator can be ve...
Vibration-freeWine experts suggest thatexcess vibration during storagecan disrupt the naturalsedimentation process.This me...
EnvironmentallyFriendlyCompressor-based refrigeratorsuse chemical refrigerants (likeFreon) that have been linked toozone d...
That all sounds great, but…What’s the down side?Thermoelectric winecoolers do havesome drawbacks…
Thermoelectric winecoolers do have a fewlimitations….•They don’t get as cold ascompressor coolers. Thecoldest a thermoelec...
Before you buy….Thermoelectric coolers are meant to be usedindoors in controlled environments – not ingarages, sheds or ou...
Many Features to Choose FromSingle or dual-zoneA dual-zone cooler letsyou keep red and whitewines at differenttemperatures...
Many Features to Choose FromSizeSmall wine coolers for 8 –12 bottles will fit onyour countertop.Medium sized units arecomp...
Other Features to Look For…Digital controls – monitorinterior temperatureswith an electronicthermostat displayInterior lig...
So…… do you need athermoelectricwine cooler?
If you love wine, the answer should be YES!
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If you're a wine lover, then be sure to check out this presentation about how thermoelectric wine coolers work! We'll walk you through the basic technology, and help you decide if one of these appliances is the right choice for preserving your wine collection.

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Do you need a thermoelectric wine cooler?

  1. 1. Do You Need A Thermoelectric Wine Cooler?A guide for anyone who loves wine.
  2. 2. Store your wine right:Experts agree that theideal storagetemperature forwine is 55°F (13°C).Keep bottles on theirsides and out ofdirect sunlight topreserve peakaromas and flavors.
  3. 3. Sure, you could juststick your winein the closet –but doesn’t your winedeserve better?Don’t YOU deserve better?
  4. 4. Thermoelectric winecoolers are aninexpensive andenvironmentally-friendly alternativeto traditionalrefrigeration.
  5. 5. How thermoelectric cooling works:Thermoelectric cooling uses the Peltiereffect, which is named for the 19th Centuryscientist who discovered it.
  6. 6. How thermoelectric cooling works:— An electric charge is sent through twojoined pieces of metal.— Heat moves from one side of the device tothe other.— One side gets hot, the other side gets cold.
  7. 7. How thermoelectric cooling works:The core cooling device is called a heat pump.It’s very small, only an inch or two on eachside.
  8. 8. How thermoelectric cooling works:The heat pump is combined with a heat sink –a large, passive component with stacks ofaluminum fins that dissipate heatefficiently.
  9. 9. How thermoelectric cooling works:— The cold side of the heat pump/heat sinkis inserted into the interior of the winecooler.— The hot side extends out the back.— Fans on either end make sure that the airis evenly distributed.
  10. 10. No moving parts…Except for the fans, athermoelectriccooler has nomoving parts. Thismeans they are:— Quieter— Vibration free
  11. 11. Quieter0510152025303540DecibelsCompressorCoolersThermoelectricCoolersThe compressor on a traditionalrefrigerator can be very noisyas it cycles on and off.A thermoelectric wine coolerthat is properly leveled isalmost entirely silent.This means they can go almostanywhere and not disruptentertainment or conversation.Keep your thermoelectriccooler :• In the dining room• By your home bar• In the kitchen• Wherever you serve wine!
  12. 12. Vibration-freeWine experts suggest thatexcess vibration during storagecan disrupt the naturalsedimentation process.This means wine won’t taste asgood when you’re ready todrink it.But a vibration-freethermoelectric cooler meansyour wine is not continuallyupset, allowing it to ageproperly.
  13. 13. EnvironmentallyFriendlyCompressor-based refrigeratorsuse chemical refrigerants (likeFreon) that have been linked toozone depletion and globalwarming.Thermoelectric coolers have nosuch chemical components, sothey are safer for theenvironment.And a better, healthierenvironment means better winefor you to enjoy!
  14. 14. That all sounds great, but…What’s the down side?Thermoelectric winecoolers do havesome drawbacks…
  15. 15. Thermoelectric winecoolers do have a fewlimitations….•They don’t get as cold ascompressor coolers. Thecoldest a thermoelectriccooler can get is about44°F, which is not cold enoughfor serving some sparklingwines.•They don’t work when it is toohot. In temperatures over80°F, they have trouble movingenough heat to keep theinterior at the proper storagelevel of 55°F.•They don’t work when it’s toocold, either. There’s no way toadd heat to a wine cooler, so ifit’s colder than the settemperature, it will get toocold in the cooler.
  16. 16. Before you buy….Thermoelectric coolers are meant to be usedindoors in controlled environments – not ingarages, sheds or outdoors.Check the manufacturer’s specificationsbefore you buy, so you know the cooler hasthe temperature range you like for yourwine.
  17. 17. Many Features to Choose FromSingle or dual-zoneA dual-zone cooler letsyou keep red and whitewines at differenttemperatures, so youcan serve them attheir peak flavors.Freestanding or built-inFreestanding units can goanywhere in yourhome, but requireadequate clearance forrear venting.Built-in units have frontvents and can beinstalled into yourcabinetry.
  18. 18. Many Features to Choose FromSizeSmall wine coolers for 8 –12 bottles will fit onyour countertop.Medium sized units arecompact enough to goanywhere and hold 18-50 bottles of wine.Large units can holdupwards of 100bottles!Style and FinishFrom sleek moderndesigns with black andstainless steeldesigns, to armoire-style coolers designedto blend beautifullywith your décor, thereare many styles andfinishes available.
  19. 19. Other Features to Look For…Digital controls – monitorinterior temperatureswith an electronicthermostat displayInterior lights – to displayyour collectionbeautifully, plus helpyou find the bottle youwantLocks – protect your winecollection fromunwanted hands
  20. 20. So…… do you need athermoelectricwine cooler?
  21. 21. If you love wine, the answer should be YES!
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