If you are on the market for a reliable wine refrigerator, two brands stand out; Wine Enthusiast and Vinotemp.

In this article, we will compare and contrast the selection of wine coolers offered through WineEnthusiast.com with Vinotemp wine refrigerators.

What is a Wine Enthusiast?

Wine Enthusiast is a business based in Valhalla, NY. They are a multi-channel marketer working in the retail, wholesale, and consumer direct markets. In addition to offering products, they are the owners of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, a publication informing the wine community about trends, reviews, and more. Their network of companies also includes Wine Express, a wine home delivery service, as well as, Thirsty Nest, which is a resource for engaged couples to purchase wine, liquor, and barware for their wedding.

What is a Vinotemp?

Vinotemp has been a leader in the wine storage industry since 1985. Based locally in the USA, Vinotemp specializes in wine refrigerators, cabinets, cellar cooling systems, wine racks, wine accessories, and more. Vinotemp’s work can be found in popular Las Vegas hotels, sporting venues such as Dodger Stadium, popular hotels like the Ritz Carlton, and in private residences all over the world.

Comparing Large Capacity Wine Refrigerators

If you are on the market for a large capacity and stylish wine refrigerator designed for both residential and commercial use, consider the Vinotemp Private Reserve Series 188-Bottle Backlit Panel Commercial 300 Wine Cooler. There are several highlights of this modern storage solution; interior Backlit™ LED side lighting available in three different colors, sturdy metal telescopic shelves that store each bottle label forward, as well as vibration-damping design. Innovative technology allows this wine fridge to operate with minimal noise and low energy consumption. In addition to all these features, the 188-bottle wine cooler has digital temperature control, an all-black body with a sleek stainless pole handle, plus a charcoal filter that helps to maintain humidity and prevent any unwanted odors. Available in right or left hinge.

Vinotemp and Wine Enthusiast Comparison of Large Capacity Wine Coolers
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Vinotemp Private Reserve Series 188-Bottle Backlit Panel Commercial 300 Wine Cooler
Eurocave Revelation L Wine Cellar
Price*
$4,495.00
$6,295.00-$6,795.00
Bottle Capacity
188
182
Color
Black or Stainless Steel (upgrade)
Black or Stainless Steel (upgrade)
Number of Temperature Zones
1
1
Temperature Range (◦F)
41° - 100°F
32° - 86°F
Door
Glass
Glass
Door Lock and Key
Yes
Yes
Handle
Stainless Pole
Flat Glass Handle
Digital Control Panel
Yes
Yes
LED Interior Lighting
Patented interior Backlit™ (baklīt) panel: Heliotrope, Amber, and Vinotemp BioBlu™ back-lit (U.S. Patent No. D868849)
LED Amber lighting
Shelving
Label forward, VinBo™ Racks (patent pending)
Natural Oak or Black
Charcoal Filter
Yes
Yes
Bulk Storage
Yes
Yes
ETL Listed for Commercial or Residential
Yes
Unknown (Not stated on the website)
CEC Compliant
Yes
Unknown (Not stated on the website)
*Prices as of June 2020. All prices are subject to change.


Let’s compare and contrast Vinotemp’s Private Reserve Series 188-Bottle Backlit Panel Commercial 300 Wine Cooler with a similar model available through the Wine Enthusiast online catalog. The Eurocave Revelation L Wine Cellar can hold up to 182 bottles of wine and is, according to the site, “…the gold standard in wine cellars”. As you can see from the comparison table above, there are numerous similarities between the two units; charcoal filter, bulk storage, glass doors with locks, digital temperature control, and a single temperature zone. Both units are available in right or left hinge. There are a few notable differences. Vinotemp’s model can withstand a wider ambient temperature range, up to 100◦F, whereas 86◦F is the maximum for the Eurocave unit. Multiple lighting options, patented label forward racking, and larger storage capacity are just a few of the features that distinguish Vinotemp’s unit from Eurocave. The biggest difference, however, is the price. Without any upgrades, the Wine Enthusiast Eurocave model is $1,800.00 more than Vinotemp’s. The Eurocave may have a longer warranty, but Vinotemp does offer the option to upgrade the unit’s warranty for an additional 1-3 years for residential customers, 3-5 years for commercial businesses.

Comparing Medium Capacity Wine Coolers

Vinotemp’s 54-Bottle Stainless Wine Cooler is a stylish wine storage solution that fits perfectly under a kitchen counter. With patented Ouzo™ wine racks, each bottle is safe and secure inside the wine fridge. LED interior lighting illuminates the wine inside while an easy to use digital control panel makes it simple to set the temperature. You may also use the digital control panel to toggle between dynamic and silent cooling modes. Whether outfitting your home bar or adding additional storage to your kitchen, the 54-Bottle Stainless Wine Cooler is a must-have for those who are passionate about wine.

Vinotemp and Wine Enthusiast Comparison of Medium Capacity Wine Coolers
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Vinotemp 54-Bottle Stainless Wine Cooler
N’Finity S Single Zone Wine Cellar (Stainless Steel Door)
Price*
$995.00
$999.00
Bottle Capacity
54
46
Color
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Number of Temperature Zones
1
1
Temperature Range (◦F)
60-90◦F
60-80◦F
Door
Glass with Stainless Trim
Glass with Stainless Trim
Door Lock and Key
Yes
Yes
Handle
Stainless Pole
Flat Glass Handle
Digital Control Panel
Yes
Yes
LED Interior Lighting
LED interior lighting
LED interior lighting
Shelving
Vinotemp patented black wire racking with black lip
Wire racking with brown wood lip
Charcoal Filter
No
Yes
Bulk Storage
No
No
*Prices as of June 2020. All prices are subject to change.


The N’Finity S Single Zone Wine Cellar is similar to Vinotemp’s 54-bottle model and is available through Wine Enthusiast. Both units have a glass door with stainless steel trim, stainless handle, digital temperature control panels, and LED lighting. Vinotemp’s 54-Bottle Stainless Wine Cooler has added features like patented wine racking, a higher ambient temperature range, and a larger bottle capacity even though the units are similar in size. In other words, for about the same retail price there is more room to store your collection plus stylish features that will compliment any space.

Comparing Panel Ready Wine Coolers

A panel-ready wine refrigerator is a versatile unit that can seamlessly blend into any space. Each unit has a special door that can be outfitted to match surrounding cabinetry. Vinotemp’s 24-Inch Panel-Ready Dual-Zone Wine Cooler features an all-black cabinet, dual-pane glass door, and 14 gliding Ouzo™ wine racks that cradle each bottle in place. With two independent temperature zones, one zone can be used for red wine and another for white. You may also set one zone to serving temperature and another for storage. A centralized digital temperature control panel makes it easy to adjust and set the temperature inside both zones.

Vinotemp and Wine Enthusiast Comparison of Panel Ready Wine Coolers
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Vinotemp 24-Inch Panel-Ready Dual Zone Wine Cooler
Eurocave Inspiration L Wine Cellar
Price*
$3,495.00
$4,599.00-7,499.00
Bottle Capacity
126
89
Color
Black/Panel Ready
Black/Panel Ready
Number of Temperature Zones
2
2
Temperature Range (◦F)
44° - 90°F
54° - 95°F
Door
Glass
Glass
Door Lock and Key
Yes
Yes
Digital Control Panel
Yes
Yes
LED Interior Lighting
White Sidelights
LED Amber Lighting
Shelving
14 Gliding Ouzo™ Style Wine Racks
Natural Oak or Black
Charcoal Filter
No
Yes
Bulk Storage
No
No
*Prices as of June 2020. All prices are subject to change.


Let’s compare Vinotemp’s large capacity panel-ready wine cooler with the Eurocave Inspiration L Wine Cellar available on the Wine Enthusiast website. Both units are all black and can be outfitted with panels to blend in with surrounding cabinetry. They both have LED interior lighting to light up the inside of the cooler and make it easier to find bottles. Both wine refrigerators are designed for built-in installation. The Vinotemp unit stands out for several reasons. First, it features patented, gliding Ouzo™ wine racks which are designed to keep bottles firmly in place. The second standout feature is the price. Vinotemp’s unit retails for over a thousand dollars less than the Inspiration L wine cooler while holding more bottles.

Vinotemp is a Smart Choice

When it comes to shopping for a practical and attractive wine storage solution, Vinotemp offers the best value while not compromising on style. Whether you are on the market for a large capacity, medium capacity, or panel-ready wine cooler, Vinotemp has you covered. If you need help picking out a wine cooler to meet your needs, please do not hesitate to contact one of our wine cellar experts at 1-800-777-8466 or email [email protected].