Portable Wine Cellars: Wine Mobility Made Easy
Just because you’re really down with the wine doesn’t mean you only drink it at home or at high-class restaurants. On the contrary, many wine lovers will indulge in their favorite drink just about anywhere! Portable wine cellars are perfect for an occasion in which you need to transport your favorite bottle or bottles of wine.
First, to clarify, the term “portable wine cellar” isn’t entirely correct. You see, what you are really talking about with this term is a wine cooler. A wine cellar is a room in your basement (i.e., the cellar) where you keep wine, and obviously not portable! A cooler is an appliance about the size of a dishwasher, usually, that usually goes under your countertop.
So say you are going to a picnic and want to bring your favorite wine. You already have it stored at the perfect temperature, but you know that once you take it out of your wine cooler it will quickly begin to lose its temperature. Not to mention the long drive to your destination! If you live in a really hot area or it’s just a hot summer day, the ride in the car will likely cause the wine to get way too hot. Such wide temperature variations are not good for wine, and a simple cooler will make it far too cold – especially if it is a red wine you are dealing with. Portable wine cellars, on the other hand, are perfectly insulated and will keep your wine at the temperature you had it stored at; right where you want it!
Since most picnics take place in warm weather, you have to assume that your wine will quickly heat up in such a situation if not properly shielded. Once again, portable wine cellars will save the day! You can take the bottle out and pour your wine at your leisure, put the cork back in and put it back in the cellar until you need to pour again. It’s that easy!
Even if you are just going to a friend’s house with your wine it may spoil the temperature. Even if your friend has a wine cellar with the proper setting, even if your bottle will just be going from cellar to cellar, there’s still a chance that things will get mucked up and your wine won’t be like you want it. There will never be a need to apologize with portable wine cellars. You could go on all day with all the appropriate uses of portable wine cellars, with hundreds of proper instances and situations, but it all boils down to convenience. It’s just a lot easier to have one on hand!
Portable wine cellars even come in different sizes. There’s the ever-popular single-bottle cellar, of course, but they can hold much, much more! There are two-bottle versions, and even six-bottle versions! Of course, when you’re carrying that much wine, things get a bit heavy so these six-bottle versions are appropriately tough. They’re made from durable Rip-Stop nylon, and you can even get them with an attractive faux-leather finish. A cellar such as this will run about $50, while a single-bottle cellar will cost about $15-$20 and a two-bottle cellar will cost $20-$30 on average.
If you love wine and on-the-go, it might be a good idea to go out and look into portable wine cellars. They let you take your wine everywhere you go and enjoy it at the right temperature!