Depot has dropped the price of the 52-bottle Vissani Wine Cooler down to just $148
each. We've had two of these at our house for almost 2 years and they've been working
well. They're thermo-electric, so they're very quiet. The drawback of this is the
difference between the temperature at the top of the cooler and the bottom is a
bit wider than a forced-air unit. However, on the flip side, you can just keep your
white wines at the bottom and reds at the top; just use the adjustable thermostat
to pick a nice middle-ground temperature (we set ours to 55 degrees F in the middle).
While they advertise a 52-bottle capacity, we've found the usable limit to be about
40 bottles if your bottles are not perfectly shaped/sized. In general, wine coolers
of this size tend to be $350+, so it's a great deal. Order online and pick it up
at your local store to save on the shipping cost (otherwise it's $75). Remember,
the rule of thumb for purchasing a wine fridge is: estimate the max amount of bottles
you can ever dream of having. Double it. Then double it again. In other words, this
is the size for you if you're guessing you'll need to hold 10 bottles.
VISSANI MVWC52B 52-BOTTLE WINE COOLER REFRIGERATOR DEAL