A Woman’s Wine Guide

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Wine enthusiasts to wine experts will all state that a wine cooler is one of the most efficient ways of storing your wine. Here at NewAir we have the perfect solution for you and your home, helping to make it as stylish and elegant than ever before with a design that allows for an excellent decorative option. The NewAir AWR-460DB 46 capacity and the AWR-520SB 52 Bottle Wine Coolers give superior performance to store and preserve your most beloved wines, so you can always enjoy a glass at the perfect temperature.

Proper Wine Storage 

NewAir AWR-460DB

My mother usually drinks a glass of wine ever yday, but she complains about the taste sometimes. Together, we researched the ways a wine’s flavor can tarnish.  We figured that it was the way we store it – by putting in our regular, food refrigerator.  We found that there are multiple ways of why it might tarnish and there are certain actions we should take to preserve the flavor. It’s safe to say that we have become experts in the ways wine should be properly stored. Now my mom hardly ever complains about the taste.

The flavor of wine is the important factor when considering how to store it. It depends on the type of wine and its intended use, whether it’s to consume sooner rather than later. The three factors to consider are temperature, light, and humidity.


Temperature is the basic necessity to age your wine well. The ideal temperature for storing wine should be set from 50-57 degrees F with little to no fluctuation. At this temperature, wine will not age prematurely and will be ready to serve. The stability of the temperature is also important because hotter temperatures age the wine more rapidly and causes the flavor to become flat. Cooler temperatures may keep the wine from developing to it’s full flavor potential, stunting its growth and it may cause the liquid to expand and push the cork out.

This was good to know because leaving the wine in the fridge made it susceptible to an unstable temperature. Closing and opening the fridge fluctuates it and causes the flavor of the wine to become lifeless.


Light, especially light from the sun, can prematurely age wine. The UV rays will destroy the flavor and spoil it over time. Some bottles of wine come with dark or tinted bottles, which offers some protection, but purchasing a wine cooler with a tempered glass door will give additional protection to prevent such damage.

Before we had our wine cooler, my mom would also leave her red wines on the kitchen counter next to the window. The glass bottle was tinted, but the natural light from the sun still hit it. It would sit there for days and maybe even weeks when she didn’t drink it often, which may have hindered the flavor.


A humidity level between 50-80% is needed to keep moisture within the cork. Without the moisture, the cork will dry out, shrink, and let air in that will cause the wine to spoil. Storing the wine bottles on their side can also keep the cork from drying out as well.


Wine needs to be kept in an odor-free environment in the hopes that the odor will not get into the wine through the cork. It can taint the wine.

Since my mom would sometimes leave her wine bottles on the kitchen counter, that opens it up to all of the odors from our cooking. I love onions, and I practically add them to everything I eat and their known for their very strong scent, so that also may have participated in the her tarnished wine. The odor plus the heat from cooking, plus the sun’s rays was probably a bad combo surrounding her wine. Sorry, mom.

Compressor vs. Thermoelectric Coolers

Both the AWR-460DB 46 and AWR-520SB Wine Coolers include an energy-efficient compressor system. This system provides a controlled even temperature throughout the interior, with an insulating tempered glass door to ensure low energy usage. It is HFC and CFC free that can reach a low temperature of 40°F.

Compressor coolers work typically like a home refrigerator would. A compressor’s molecules are squeezed together to create a heated vapor that travels through a condenser, going through a flash evaporation turning it cold. With an interior fan, the air is blown through the coils, which produces the cool air. Compressor coolers have a powerful cooling capacity and can handle large capacities of wine. They can also better adapt to a variety of temperatures and they offer flexible installation anywhere in your home.

Thermoelectric wine coolers have fewer parts that create temperature differences by an electrical current passing through a ceramic tile. This causes the interior to cool while the exterior of the wine cooler heats up. They are vibration-free and quiet when operating. However, thermoelectric coolers are not best for warmer environments. A higher temperature will affect the cooling capacity within the fridge. They consume less electricity than a compressor cooler, but both are considered energy efficient.

The type of cooler to purchase is best decided on what works for you. If you have only a few wines bottles, then a thermoelectric wine cooler would be the perfect option. If you have a larger capacity of wine bottles, then a compressor wine cooler would be best.

What to Look For in a Wine Cooler


NewAir AWR-460DB 46 Bottle Wine Cooler

NewAir AW-46DB 46 bottle dual zone wine coolerFeatures & Benefits

  • Holds up to 46 wine bottles
  • Dual storage for white and red wines
  • Digital temperature control
  • Temperature range of 40-64°F
  • Energy-efficient compressor cooling system
  • 5 pull-out shelves
  • LCD light display
  • Stands alone or for built-in cabinetry


The most beneficial feature of the AWR-460DB is the dual-zone compressor cooler, which allows you to keep the two compartments at two distinct temperatures. Your stored red and white wines will be at your ideal temperature each time you pour by controlling the digital control panel. Place 16 bottles on the top and 30 on the bottom onto the five wooden pull-out shelves for separation and easy access. White whites are best stored between 50-62 degrees Fahrenheit, and red wines between 58-68 degrees.

The flexible design also allows to build the AWR-460DB into a cabinetry in your kitchen or you can use it alone as a freestanding unit. Place it anywhere in your home with the front grille venting and a reversible door. The stainless steel exterior and blue LED light interior light will blend into any home decor and add a style statement of sophistication and elegance.

NewAir AWR-520SB 52 Bottle Wine Cooler

awr-520sb-left-light-mFeatures & Benefits

  • Holds up to 52 wine bottles
  • Single zone storage
  • Digital temperature control
  • Temperature range of 40-64°F
  • Frost-free
  • Energy-efficient compressor cooling system
  • 5 pull-out shelves
  • LCD light display
  • Stands alone or for built-in cabinetry


Like the AWR-460DB, the AWR-520SB wine cooler can be built into an existing kitchen cabinetry or stand alone. It includes the front-facing ventilation grille and reversible door for easy installation and will add the sleek cabinet, tempered glass door, and polished stainless steel exterior will add  stylish decor to any room. The Blue LED light will highlight your collection beautifully that makes this your most favorite feature of your home.  This product is perfect for those who drink mostly red or mostly white wines.

New Air offers quality, affordable wine coolers that will exceed your expectations. Each cooler is designed to meet your needs and wants, and delivers superior performance to ensure an even temperature throughout.

My mom choose to purchase the AWR-520SB. She mostly drinks red wines, so a single zone compressor cooler was the optimal choice. It’s really easy to adjust the temperature through the digital controls and it’s always stable. It adds a chic, trendy style to our kitchen cabinetry, and definitely stands out when the blue LCD light is on. She has been collecting bottles ever since, and she loves having wine ready at her disposal. She’ll never spoil her wine again.

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