By Jacky Parker
We no longer go out. OK, that's a slight overstatement, but let's be honest: the most popular pastimes today are at-home entertaining and "Netflix and chill".We've noticed a strong trend in contemporary kitchen design for the dedicated wine fridge or drawer.This it isn't reserved for extra-large homes, either. There are some beautiful slimline models that slot into a 15 or 30cm gap and will hold between 7-20 bottles of your finest Sancerre or Sauvignon.
For those with bigger homes, our edit of the best new wine coolers also includes larger appliances with space for up to 120 bottles,. These allow you to sort your wine into categories to create a veritable chilled cellar.
Cheers to that..
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sWE61501Dg refrigerator wine cooler, £395 AEG at currys
This slimline wine cooler has space for seven bottles and would fit neatly into a small gap.
Bosch serie 4 KsW30V81gB wine cooler, £724, Ao.com
With a UV protected glass door, precise temperature adjustment, nine wooden shelves and space for 120 bottles, this model would suit those who like to keep a wide choice in wine or hold a party or two.
sense Wi6134 dual-zone wine cooler, £799, Caple at appliance city
Finished in gloss black with a stainless steel handle this undercounter wine cooler is a smart choice. Holding 46 wine bottles and with dual temperature zones, it allows you to chill white or red wine to perfection. It also has a recessed base so your plinth can run along the front of it.
FWC304BL freestanding wine cooler, £349, CDA at appliances direct
At 30cm wide, this freestanding, undercounter wine cooler is a great option for those short on space. It has a single temperature storage zone with 5 wooden slide-out shelves and room for 20 bottles.
Lamona 300mm drinks cooler, price on request, howdens
The sleek and slim proportions of this wine cooler will fit nineteen bottles of your finest wine in the smallest of spaces.
JLWF153 under-counter wine cabinet, £289, John Lewis
With space for seven bottles this bijou under counter wine cabinet would perfectly suit occasional dabblers or those with a larger collection elsewhere.
Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites
A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.
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