Single Zone Wine Coolers – Top 5 2014

Check out my round up of the top 5 single zone wine coolers for 2014. Forget about just throwing your precious bottles into the fridge. Get a dedicated wine chiller and go pro. Worried about space? They come in all sizes including built-in. Too expensive? They also range in price from under $100 to over $1000.

If you do not have a dedicated room in your house that is temperature controlled and light tight, you can forget about just using plain old wooden racking. Keep you wine at a perfect 55 degrees fahrenheit and protect your investment. Chill your liquid assets in a styling new single zone wine cooler.

Single Zone Wine Coolers take your bottle storage to the next level.

Kingsbottle 100 Bottle Compressor Single Zone Wine CellarSingle Zone Wine Coolers$$$$5.0
NewAir AW-181E Space Saver 18 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler, Stainless SteelSingle Zone Wine Coolers$$$4.0
AVANTI 12 BOTTLE WINE COOLERSingle Zone Wine Coolers$$3.5
Danby DWC620PL-SC 6 Bottle Wine Cooler - PlatinumSingle Zone Wine Coolers$$3.0
Edgestar 121 Bottle Single Zone Built-in Wine Cooler - Stainless Steel and Black Single Zone Wine Coolers$$$$4.5

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That rounds out our top 5 Single Zone Wine Coolers. Say tuned for another update soon.

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Best single bottle wine chiller 2013

Looking for the best single bottle wine chiller to buy? You have come to the right place for a few of the best single bottle wine chiller items available in 2013. We have scoured the planet for a simple option for a single bottle wine cooler and even the reuseable Corksicle.

If your refrigerator is a no mans land or your wine fridge is too full (gasp!) or too slow for your liking, this is a great option for you. When a house guest comes over with a nice bottle that you want to try right away, but needs to cool down a bit, a single bottle chiller is just the right gadget.

Single bottle wine chillers are cool looking and functional. Impress your friends and keep your wine cool.

Vacu Vin Prestige Stainless-Steel Tabletop Wine Cooler

Vacu Vin Prestige Stainless-Steel Tabletop Wine Cooler

The attractive brushed Stainless Steel Tabletop Wine Cooler from Vacu Vin is simplicity at its finest. As basic to use as an ice bucket without the mess. The fast chilling ice element cools wine down in 5 minutes and keeps it there for up to four hours. It is completely silent and requires no electricity

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If you live in a warm climate like Florida and Texas or most of the US during summer months, this cooler is a godsend. All you need to do is freeze a chill sleeve in advance then drop inside the unit before you add your wine bottle. Pick up a second chill sleeve to keep at the ready in case you need to serve more than one bottle during a meal.

More top single bottle wine chillers


Vacu Vin Guy Buffet Rapid Ice Wine Chiller 

Vacu Vin Guy Buffet Rapid Ice Wine Chiller

The Vacu Vin Guy Buffet Rapid Ice Wine Chiller is an inexpensive, easy and fast way to chill down your bottled beverages quickly. Just take it out of the freezer, insert your favorite champagne, chardonnay, or even sparkling cider and it will cool down in minutes.

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Corkcicle Classic Wine Chiller

Corkcicle Classic Wine Chiller

The Corkcicle Classic Wine Chiller is another great, simple and reusable solution for you. Just put the Corksicle in the freezer for 90 minutes then insert it inside of your wine bottle to chill it down in minutes. Just remember to pour a glass first to make room. It also doubles as a cork.

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Rex Pickett presents: Ne Plus Ultra 2011 Pinot Noir

When I heard that Rex Pickett, author of “Sideways”, was releasing his first wine this week, I knew that it had to be pinot noir.  Not just any wine, but great pinot.  Quigley Fine Wines, who helped fund the project, is also where to buy your bottles of “Ne Plus Ultra 2011 Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley.”


Ne Plus Ultra 2011 Pinot Noir



“Ne Plus Ultra” which means, “The highest point, as of excellence or achievement, the ultimate” in Latin, is very appropriate.


“The idea began when Rex was writing the sequel to Sideways called Vertical, based on the same two main characters’ wine-fueled journey through Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Rex was overwhelmed by the amazing Pinots coming out of the Valley and wanted to become involved in the production of a small, high end Pinot.”


Why is it so special?


From the team of Drew Voit and Darcy Pendergrass, two stellar winemakers in their own right, this is truly a wine to be celebrated.  Drew was winemaker at Shea cellars for 10 years and now at Harper Voit Wines, his own private label.  Pickett fell in love with Willamette Valley pinot and the work of Drew Voit specifically while researching “Vertical”, the sequel to “Sideways.”  Pendergrass is head winemaker at Amity Vineyards, which is where this wine was bottled as well.


The fruit is sourced from the sustainably farmed Twelve Oaks Estate vineyard, located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.


Tasting notes from Quigley Fine Wines


“The color is a bright ruby red with flashes of violet.  With such light color I was hardly ready for the big aromas of red cherries, cranberry and brambly spice.  The fruit is juicy and intriguing on the nose with background notes of baking spice and rose petals.  The flavors are still quite young with tart cherry and red berries with a beautiful focused tangy acidity.  The tannins are soft and crisp with the acids playing well with the tart cherry fruit.


This wine defines the elegant, feminine side of Pinot Noir with Burgundian body style yet lacking the damp earth notes usually found in young Burgundy.  While still very young, less than 2 years old, the wine is already giving pleasure with its subtle yet complex flavors and aromas.


Pair this with cedar plank grilled Northwest salmon with a raspberry vinaigrette reduction sauce over a bed of watercress.”


How to buy


With total production at fewer than 200 cases, I hear that it is going fast!  To get your bottles contact Mike Blatt, lead wine consultant for Quigley Fine Wines at (619) 795-7043 (


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Mike Blatt

Lead Wine Consultant

Quigley Fine Wines