Disclosure: I received a AW-121E wine cooler from Newair for review purposes. All opinions and photos are my own.
We have this counter in our back room that has just really become a dumping grounds for random things over the past year. Sure we stored our bar stuff there, but it wasn’t really very organized or pretty! Then a few weeks ago my husband said “hey let’s really turn this into our bar area!” and our bar makeover began!
I received the 12-bottle wine cooler from Newair and it fits perfectly on our bar table! We decided to use the cooler for white wine- my favorite- and loaded it up with a big trip the wine store! We also lined up our red wine bottles net to the fridge. The ideal temp for white wine is 49 -55 degrees so we decided to set our wine cooler at 55 for the white wine. Red wine should be served at around 65 degrees, which is considered “room temperature.”
We organized all our liquor in a big flat basket tray. For our bar makeover we also lined up some of our bar glasses next to the liquor for easy access. The last step is to create a cute wall display using our coasters collection for our travels! My husband sometimes travels for work and grabs coasters from the different places he’s been to, plus we grab them when we travel together, so we have a small collection growing and I think that would be a fun thing to display in our bar area!
The wine cooler is a great size and works perfectly! I love that the shelves slide out so you can look at the bottles without having to take out each one. I think it would also be great to store some bottled water or other drinks you want to chill. The cooler is right by our back door, so it would be perfect for keeping some beverages cool when we are hanging out on the back porch!
This is the inside of the cooler. It also has a light, which you can turn off if you don’t want it. We leave ours turned off, but you could leave it on at night to use as a kitchen night light for those mid-night snacks if you wanted! The cooler is nice and quiet.
Pros: great size, quiet, shelves pull out, runs well and keeps the wine nice and cool.
Cons: the only con is that I wish it was duel control so we could store red wine, too! I guess I would need to get the next size up for that feature, so it’s not much of a con I suppose.
Check out my quick video below for all the features close up! By the way- the formatting is a little weird (being vertical) since I filmed it live using the Periscope app! (If you follow me on twitter @rachel_b123 you can see my periscope videos using the app!)
Thanks for checking out my bar makeover and wine cooler review! I’d love to hear from you- do you have a wine cooler? And what’s your favorite wine- red or white?