The 18 Bottle Slim Design Dual Zone Wine Cooler by Koolatron brings together elegance, style, and convenience. This 2 door dual zone tower wine cooler chills 6 wine bottles in the upper zone and 12 wine bottles in the lower zone. The separate cooling zones make it ideal for storing both red and white wines, keeping them at their proper temperature. An important feature of this unique wine cooler is the quiet, vibration free thermoelectric cooling system. The electronic temperature control takes the guesswork out of storage, and makes it easy for you to keep your wines at the proper temperature. The seven removable stainless steel wine racks allow you to customize the cellar. The double paned insulated glass door with silver trim and the built-in soft lighting make it a perfect show piece in any kitchen, den, or home bar. Just fill the Wine Cellar with your favorite wines and allow approximately 6 hours for the unit to stabilize the temperature. You can adjust the temperature to match the variety of wine by pressing the temperature control button once for each 1 step; after reaching the highest setting, by default,
the display will revert to the lowest temperature setting and you will need to start over. Use SET1 for upper zone, and SET2 for lower zone. While flashing, the display for each zone is in the SET mode. When not flashing the display shows the actual temperature.
The secret to good wine is the temperature. Each kind of wine should be maintained and served at a particular temperature.
Ideal storage temperatures for the wine of your choice:
Red Wines 10-18C (50-65F)
White Wines 8-10C (48-50F)
Rose Wines 8-12C (48-55F)
Champagnes 6-11C (42-52F)
Fortified Wines 13-18C (55-65F
A Note About Bottle Sizes and Storage Capacity
When we reference bottle capacity for our wine cellars, we are referring to the maximum quantity of "standard" Bordeaux-size bottles that will fit into that cellar. In reality, as you can see from the chart above, there is no true standard size bottle these days as bottles come in varying styles, sizes and shapes. Some are extremely tall and thin (like a Riesling bottle), others are shorter yet wide at the shoulders (like the Pinot Noir or Turley bottle) and others are tall, wide and broad at the shoulders (like your large California red bottle). If you have any of these non "standard" Bordeaux size bottles in your collection, your capacity can be lower than what we state the unit can hold.
Here is our rule of thumb: If up to half of your collection consists of non-standard Bordeaux-size bottles, your maximum capacity may be reduced by 20-25%. If your collection consists mostly of these larger sized bottles, your maximum capacity may be reduced by as much as 40%. The one thing we do know is that all collections are different, and that's the great thing about collecting wine!