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I am looking for a wine storage system for my home. The unit would be located in my garage, so it does not have to be pretty, nor does it need a glass door (which I assume decreases the energy efficiency). I think that I would be happy with something in the four to five case range. Any suggestions?
unfortunately not an expert when it comes to home wine storage units.
(Personally, I rent a cooled and humidified 30 case locker in
That said, I think you have a good idea to get a bare-bones, non-decorative unit. I am sure there are commercial storage units just as there are commercial stoves and freezers and so on. The key is efficiency, as you say, and security of the gaskets, etc. I am not informed enough on brands or systems though--so a review of Wine Enthusiast and the like is in order for both of us!