Wine coolers and racks are a stylish addition to any kitchen, serving as a practical storage area for the wine connoisseur and a focal point for when you want to entertain guests. Wine racks can be added to kitchen cabinets, either fixed to the sides or under a shelf. The width, height and number of tiers of the rack dictates the number of bottles it can hold. While they're often hidden away, they're still made to look stylish and available in materials such as oak or chrome-plated steel.
Wine coolers go one further than racks, allowing you to keep your wine chilled and ready to serve. Also known as wine chillers or fridges, they include temperature control and many now have digital displays. Other features to look out for are soft-close doors, UV protected toughened glass and a reversible door. Wine coolers are stylish looking appliances available in black glass or stainless steel. They can be full height freestanding pieces of furniture, or under-counter units. Most have a single door but some of the larger models come with a double door. The width varies from ultra-slim to the full width of a cabinet, and this will likely be a key factor in which cooler you choose.