Three Ways to Elevate Your Wine Experience with a Portable Cellar

Don’t store your wine in a refrigerator or under your bar cart if you don’t have to.

Wine fridge and wine glasses
A properly chilled and stored bottle of wine is a great way to ensure its longevity.Wine Enthusiast

If you want to consider yourself a true wine drinker, you need to be ready to step things up beyond a nice bar cart and store your wine like a real wine aficionado—in a freestanding wine cellar. You may not have a whole room in your house dedicated to wine, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be taken seriously with this addition to your home. When shopping for a freestanding wine cellar, some features that will speak to you include quiet operation, the ability to hold a lot of wine, and different temperatures for different wines.

Quiet Operation

Aobosi 15 Inch Wine Cooler, 28 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator with Stainless Steel Tempered Glass Door
There’s enough noise your day and you don’t need your “escape” (wine) to make more of it.Aaobosi

No one wants more buzzing in their home, and when you’re turning to wine to decompress and relax, you don’t want a freestanding wine cellar that is going to create more noise. Opt for one that has a compressor that runs quietly to keep your wine at the perfect temperature while also saving you energy. The less vibration the freestanding wine cellar has, the better you will feel, and the better your wines will taste.

Storage Space

Roll over image to zoom in

Kalamera 24'' Wine refrigerator 46 Bottle Dual Zone Built-in and Freestanding with Stainless Steel & Triple-Layer Tempered Glass Door and Temperature Memory Function
Why have two bottles of wine to choose from when you can have 46?Kalamera

Now that you’re a wine aficionado, you better get enough wine to show it, and with a freestanding wine cellar that holds several bottles of wine, there is no doubt you are going to look like you know what you’re doing. (You may be faking it until you make it, but no judgement). With five shelves that hold dozens of bottles, you can really have some variety to make your collection as eclectic and well-rounded as you.

Dual Temperatures

Wine Enthusiast Silent 18 Bottle Wine Refrigerator
A wine cellar with separate temperature controls allows you more flexibility in what you can store inside.Wine Enthusiast

Having two different freestanding wine cellars—one for reds and one for whites—seems a bit too much, doesn’t it? If you find the right wine cellar, you won’t have to get two. Look for one that has a top zone and a bottom zone which you can set to different temperatures in order to fit the type of wine you need to cache. You want the temperature for your reds to be set between 54 and 66 degrees, and your whites between 46 and 66 degrees Fahrenheit.