Wine Enthusiast 18 Bottle Slimline Wine Refrigerator Review

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Quick Overview





  • Visually appealing
  • Dual-zone cooling
  • Semi-black glass door
  • Highly energy efficient
  • Easy operation


  • Too tall for most countertops
  • Noisier than expected

You may have seen various kinds of wine coolers and discovered that finding the one that fits all your requirements to be difficult, but this one could end your search. The 18 Bottle Slimline Wine Refrigerator from Wine Enthusiast serves as an extremely elegant solution for your wine cooling needs, with its all-black exterior looking stunning in any kitchen, restaurant, or bar.

Wine Enthusiast 18 Bottle Slimline Wine Refrigerator Review

This wine cooler from Wine Enthusiast, a company with over 35 years of experience in the wine accessories industry. Its black-colored exterior is impressive and is such that the cooler should fit in well with the décor of most rooms it is placed in.

This is a dual-zone cooler, which means you can use it to store and cool different types of wines. First available for sale in 2015, this wine cooler remains a top choice for many wine enthusiasts.

Who is this product for?

This wine cooler is for anyone who is looking for a cooler that not only works well but looks stylish too, in any room. As it is a dual-zone cooler, it will also appeal to those who want to store different wine types and do not want to have to buy separate coolers for each of them.

If you are someone who only has very limited space available for a wine cooler, the fact that this one is less than 10 inches wide makes it an ideal option.

What’s included?

The package includes the wine cooler itself with a 120 V electric plug. Its total weight without any bottles is 36 lbs. and it is shipped with plenty of wrapping to keep it protected from any potential damage during transportation. Apart from the wine cooler, a user manual and a warranty card are also provided.

Overview of features

This wine cooler is a dual-zone, 18 bottle version from Wine Enthusiast. It has a completely black interior and exterior, with interior LED lighting to showcase the wine bottles. The only non-black element is the door frame. This silver frame serves as a highlight to make the cooler stand out from its surroundings. The overall effect of the aesthetics of this cooler makes it one of the more visually appealing wine coolers that are available.

The cooler is capable of storing up to 18 bottles of wine in its 2 zones. The temperatures of the two zones can be controlled by the touch button display panel in the front of the door. The upper zone can be set to temperatures between 54° and 66° Fahrenheit, which is ideal for storing red wine.

The lower zone has a temperature range of between 46° and 66° Fahrenheit, which is what white wine requires. The provision of two separate zones makes it very convenient to store a variety of wine bottles in the same cooler.

This wine cooler is slim with a width of 9.87 inches, so it should be able to slot into many narrow spaces that many wider wine coolers can’t. It stands 37.5 inches vertically and is meant for freestanding use only.

The seven shelves inside all slide out so that you can easily access every bottle. Most bottles are stored horizontally, but there is also a space for storing some bottles vertically too. This is ideal for storing corked bottles which have been opened but not finished.

How to get the most out of it?

As this is a free-standing wine cooler, the best way to make use of it is to place it in any open space in a room. The cooler does require a 120 V electric supply which can be connected from any regular power output.

For the best use, place this wine cooler at least 5 inches away from any wall on all sides. If the back of the unit is too close to the wall, it may result in overheating due to the absence of proper ventilation, which could potentially damage its electrical and electronic components.


As the wine cooler from Wine Enthusiast is 37.5 inches tall, you might be looking for a shorter alternative. That need is fulfilled very well by the NutriChef Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler which has space to store 18 bottles but is only 25.4 inches tall.

It has digital touch button controls, is extremely quiet when operating, and comes with visually appealing stainless steel door trimming.


This product from Wine Enthusiast meets all the expectations that you might have for an 18-bottle wine cooler. It looks great, has dual-zone cooling, is very easy to operate and perhaps most importantly, if you have limited space, it can fit into spaces that are very narrow thanks to its width being less than 10 inches.

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