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Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review

  • Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review

Quick Facts

  • Single Cooling Zone
  • 6 Bottle Capacity
  • Countertop Size
  • Freestanding Installation
  • Priced starting at $142.00

The Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle wine refrigerator  is a reasonably priced 6 Bottle countertop wine cooler.  It has a single cooling zone, excellent customer reviews, digital temperature display, thermoelectric cooling and quiet operation.

There are a lot of inferior products in this category.  It’s also the category that most first-time wine refrigerator buyers want to own.   We are always very excited to find a quality countertop product that is field-proven – this one is!  If you listen to the Wine Enthusiast video above, the narrator mentions this is a best seller “for the 2011 holiday season.”  That’s years ago – which is good!  If this unit was causing a lot of problems in the field, they wouldn’t still be selling it.



Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

This sharp-looking model holds 6 standard-sized bottles.


This Wine Enthusiast unit holds 6 standard-sized bottles.

This is great if you are in the very popular category of people who want to have a few bottles chilled and on hand for drinking.

To store wine larger than standard size Bordeaux bottles, remove a shelf to make room.   This is a standard trade-off with all wine refrigerators – if the manufacturer spaced the shelves far enough apart to hold larger bottles, the overall capacity is reduced.


The single cooling zone can keep either red or white at an ideal drinking temperature,  but not both, as it will keep all the wine at the same temp.

This is an almost universal limitation of countertop units of this size.  You may not be that fussy about the temperature of your wine, and just want it chilled to, say 55 degrees.  Take your red wine out 15 minutes before drinking so it can warm up a bit, and you’ll be fine.  If you like a bigger difference between your white and red wine temperatures, you may consider getting two of these – or one dual-zone unit, although most of them are larger than countertop models.

Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

Temperature controls are conveniently located outside the unit – no need to open the door and let the cold air out.

Temperature Control

Temperature control is easy to use with a blue LED digital readout and convenient up/down controls. The controls are located on the outside of the unit.  This makes it easy to read and adjust the temperature without opening the door and letting the cold air out.


Thermoelectric cooling means low vibration and noise, and no CFC’s, a plus for you and the environment.  Virtually all customers report this unit is very quiet, with some fan noise when the motor is running – especially during the initial cool-down or when you change the temperature by more than a couple of degrees.

Customers report good temperature regulation, so you can count on your wine being at the temperature you choose.

Temperature regulation is from 46 to 66 degrees.

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Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

Fit and Finish

Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

Fit and finish is very nice and you will enjoy the feel of using this fridge.

Customer Reviews

This unit has received unusually high praise for a countertop unit.  Customer reviews across the web are very strong.

Check customer reviews on Amazon.


One year limited warranty.  This is pretty standard across the board.

Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

Attention to detail means this wine refrigerator enhances the overall feeling of your kitchen or dining area.


The chrome shelves hold two bottles each.  They slide out, making it easy to pick your wine without pulling the bottles out one by one.  The shelves can be removed to make room for larger bottles like Pinot Noir and Champagne.  You will lose two bottles of capacity per shelf removed.  The door hinge is not reversible.  Make sure a right-side hinge works for your installation.

Wow Factor

This cooler is quite stylish and will look great in your kitchen or dining area.  The blue LED readout looks sharp and easy to read.  The blue LED interior lighting adds to the “coolness” factor.

The Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle wine refrigerator has been a best seller and has very strong customer reviews.    It is priced higher than the cheapest 6 bottle units, but we have not reviewed many of the other units because of all the reports of them dying in 12 months.  This unit stands out for quality at only a little higher price.


Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle wine refrigerator online prices start at $129.00.  The box on this tab shows a recent price.  Hover your mouse cursor over the “Price Disclaimer” to see when it was last updated.  Click anywhere in the box to visit the product page on

Recommendation: Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

The Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle wine refrigerator is a popular unit for a good reason.  Its sleek style goes well with modern kitchens and dining areas – silver and tinted glass door, blue LED display and interior lighting, and black cabinet.  It is thoughtfully designed with sliding shelves, quiet operation, and environmentally-friendly thermoelectric cooling .  If you are looking for a compact single zone unit, this is well worth considering.

It’s a recommended pick for countertop wine coolers.


  • Excellent customer reviews
  • Digital Temperature Control with LED Readout
  • 6 Bottle capacity
  • Removable, sliding chrome shelves
  • Attractive design with silver and tinted glass door
  • Quiet thermoelectric cooling
  • Blue LED interior lighting


  • Single zone cooling keeps reds or whites, but not both, at a good drinking temperature
  • Hinged on the right, not reversible

7.8 Total Score
CoolChoice™ Rating: Very Good

This Wine Enthusiast 6 Bottle wine refrigerator is fairly priced, has a single cooling zone, very positive customer feedback, sliding shelves, tinted glass, a digital display, thermoelectric cooling and quiet operation.

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