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Enjoy Perfectly Chilled Wine with a Wine Cooler
Did you know that 20 million acres of land is planted to grapes worldwide? For centuries wine has been one of the most popular beverages made. People have been enjoying wine since ancient times, and it's widely consumed today. Enjoyed in moderation it's even known to have health benefits.
According to Joy Bauer of NBC's Today Health "the alcohol content and non-alcoholic phytochemicals in wine has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and slow the progression of neurological degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease."
So if you love wine - maybe you're a wine connoisseur or a new collector - then consider a wine cooler to store your collection in. Wine coolers come in a variety of shapes and sizes and they're perfect for both red and white wines.
Single zone wine coolers are best for storing a single type of wine - either your favorite reds or whites. Most models include an adjustable thermostat so you can keep your collection chilled at an ideal temperature.
Some are compact, holding between 12 and 21 bottles of wine at a time. This type fits in small spaces easily, making them perfect for apartment living or a home bar. Some are slightly bigger and include storage for stemware and other wine accessories.
These wine coolers store both red and white wine at separate temperatures. An adjustable thermostat allows you to set the temperature for each zone just as you like. White wine must be kept slightly cooler than red wine.
The optimal temperature for a red wine beverage is 50-55 degrees F. White wines should be kept at a temperature of about 45 degrees F. This type of cooler allows you to store a variety of flavors at an optimal temperature for the best possible results.
Choosing to store your wine in a wine fridge is a great idea. Too often some of the best wine collections are damaged because of instability in temperature and moisture. A wine cooler provides balance and stability thus maintaining excellent flavor and proper aging.
A Few Wine Facts - Just for Fun!
- The smell of young wine is called "aroma" and the smell of a more mature wine is called a "bouquet"
- Women tend to be better wine tasters than men because women have a stronger sense of smell
- Red wines are red because fermentation extracts color from the grape skins
- Wine testers swirl their glass to encourage the wine to release all aromas
- One ton of grapes makes about 60 cases of wine - about 720 bottles, and one bottle of wine contains 2.8 lbs. of grapes
- Red wine represents 55% of restaurant wine sales
- A "cork-tease" is someone that constantly talks about opening a bottle of wine but never does
- The world's oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325