quote:Originally posted by mimik:
Are those simple 24-50 bottle wine fridges Ican buy at home depot the same as the more expensive thousand dollar units by eurocave or vinotemp? I mean could I store short term(1-3years) red wines in wine cooler fridge and keep the more expensive longer term wines in my professional unit(no pun intended)?
Typically the Vinotemps and Eurocaves have little to no vibration and don't fluctuate temp at all. The cheap-o's vary by a few degrees and vibrate when running. From everything I've heard, the cheap-o's are just fine for short term (1-3 you mentioned), but will ruin a wine over the long haul (10-20 years). Many of the high end will actually heat up too (if needed) to maintain proper temp (if you live in that climate).