Although both wine fridges and cabinets are designed to keep your bottles refrigerated, a wine fridge is unable to maintain controlled temperatures in long-term storage which are crucial for protecting and aging your wine collection.
Wine fridges (also referred to as wine refrigerators) typically generate high cold temperatures and remove ambient humidity, which can be detrimental to your collection over time - wine cabinets however are climate-controlled wine cellars which are designed to replicate the conditions found in the best natural underground cellars.
There are some easy ways to tell a wine fridge from a wine cabinet – the features you should look for include humidity management (to preserve corks), dark interiors, soft LED lights, and tinted glass (to protect your wine from damaging light) and finally wooden shelves (to absorb vibrations).
OENO by Vintec is our virtual cellar management app and personal sommelier developed by Vintec and powered by Vivino.
With OENO, wine lovers can effortlessly keep track of which wines they have, where they are located in their cellar(s) and know how to enjoy them at their best.