Wine Cooler Reviews and Price Comparisons
There is a wide range of wine coolers available, from the very compact that will chill half a dozen bottles of white wine, to large wine cabinets that keep your white wine, red wine and Champagne perfectly, in separate temperature controlled zones.
We review the features of the most popular wine coolers on sale in the UK, and our price check ensures that you find the lowest prices available. The lowest online prices we found are included in our Price Comparison Chart . Links to each of the retailers are included with our reviews.
There are three main considerations when purchasing a wine cooler. Whether free standing or built in? What is the bottle capacity? Are different temperature zones required for different wines? See our guide to the temperature that is suitable for different wines. See our guide to the questions frequently asked about wine coolers.
These featured reviews are for wine coolers that we rate based on customer feedback, value for money and build quality.
The first is the Bosch Logixx KTW18V80GB which can store 43 standard wine bottles in a single temperature zone. This unit has a 4.6/5 customer rating at ao.com. Customers particularly admire the solid build, the wood shelves and the quiet operation. This unit can be found at less than £400 in some retailers. There is a link to a video on the review which describes the features of this product in detail.
There is also a larger wine cabinet, the Bosch Logixx KSW30V80GB which can store a massive 120 bottles in a single temperature zone. This unit is also highly rated in consumer reviews, and is available from some retailers at less than £600.
One of the best selling products on the market is the Samsung RW33EBSS1. Samsung may now be better known in the UK for mobile phones, but customers also love this unit. This cooler can accommodate 33 wine bottles, and customers rate it highly. It scored 4.6/5 at ao.com and 4.5/5 at John Lewis based on over 50 reviews, and it is easy to see why, because this cooler is amazing value. Prices vary by different retailers and depending on promotions, but usually the Samsung RW33EBSS1 can be purchased for around £250. Customers are also impressed with how quiet the chiller is, ‘just the occasional click’, and the flexibility because there is room at the base to also store beer cans or soft drinks. There is a link to a video which describes the product on the review.
The bigger Samsung wine cabinet is the Samsung RW52DASS1 which can hold 52 bottles of wine in two temperature zones, which can be set for both red and white wine. Customers rate this cooler highly at 4.3/5 at ao.com, because once again Samsung offer remarkable value for money. Look around and you need only pay around £400 for this dual zone wine cabinet which has a big capacity, and is rated for it’s build quality and stylish appearance.
The appeal of the Rangemaster RBC60 Wine Cooler / Beverage Centre is the versatility that enables wine,beer and soft drinks to be stored easily alongside one another. The unit can accommodate either 54 wine bottles or 14 wine bottles and 133 drinks cans. This wine cooler which costs over £500, is ideal for those who love entertaining.
If you are looking to build a small wine cooler into your kitchen design, then consider the Candy CCVB25 Wine Cooler. It is a slim design just 15cm wide, and the stainless steel look would enhance any kitchen. Have a look at our price comparison chart, because this unit is usually available at some retailers for less than £140. It holds 9 bottles, just enough for a modest dinner party, however you could however double up the capacity and put two side by side, one for red and one for white wine. Great flexibility and great value!
John Lewis are renowned for quality and their range of integrated wine coolers offers quality combined with excellent value. The unit featured is the John Lewis JLWF606 Integrated Wine Cabinet. It can hold 38 bottles in two separate temperature controlled zones which are side by side. One side for red wine the other for white wine. The unit is priced at below £800 which is very competitive considering that similar integrated wine cabinets from AEG, Liebherr and Miele can cost well in excess £1000.
We have also featured the John Lewis JLWF302 Integrated Wine Cabinet which is the most popular integrated wine chiller sold by John Lewis. It has a single temperature controlled zone for either white or red wine, and can accommodate 19 bottles of wine. The unit costs around £400.
There are a couple more wine cabinets in the John Lewis range, both of which are reviewed. The John Lewis JLWF604 Integrated Wine Cabinet has a big 46 bottle capacity in a single temperature zone, and a slim unit the John Lewis JLWF153 Integrated Wine Cabinet, that can hold 9 bottles and will fit into any tight space in your kitchen plan. Prices for both these units can be found here.
All John Lewis wine cabinets include a 3 year warranty and free delivery in the UK.