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The History of Wine Cooler

by Tylza Coomo on March 03, 2021

Wine Cooler a Blessing in Disguise

The origins of the wine cellar or wine cooler comes from the need to enjoy cold wine and beverages in general; as nobody likes a wine that is warm or at the temperature which is not to their liking. One must agree that getting a perfectly cooled wine when you need is taken for granted in today’s world but it is in fact, no less than a blessing. 

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The concept of cold wine comes from the first century CE when cold wine and other beverages were booming. The stoic Philosopher Seneca addressed the problem of the wine being not cold enough, as the lumps of snow kept on dissolving in the drinks and the drink ended up being warm again.  

Ice from Italian Mountain Tops

From the Italian mountaintops ice was brought, and at that time, in fancy households, it was a staple. However, they had to prepare the ice for the guest, well ahead of their arrival or for themselves in those medieval times. People were paying hefty prices for purchasing ice that was brought down by the ice sellers.

There exists evidence from ancient times of ice pits dug into the ground for the goal of keeping ice, and it is very certain that Romans and Greeks had cellars in their hoses for the purpose of keeping beverages such as wine at a temperature of their liking.

According to researchers, ancient Mesopotamian and Chinese ice houses and ice pits were the first of their kind that were used for the purpose of cooling beverages, particularly wine.
The ice houses made by Persians were shaped conical; they were built out of mud bricks and were around 20 meters high and deep pits were dug in them to store ice. Some say that during Alexander the Great’s campaign to conquer India, when his men conquered the city Aornus, in 327/6BCE, about 30 ice pits were dug out by his men which were then covered with oak trees so their contents may be stolen later. 

Nero the Fifth Roman Emperor’s Greatest

The fondness of cold beverages by the imperial was so wide-spread in ancient times that Nero, the fifth Roman emperor’s greatest contribution to the world was not his acting or musical abilities, instead, it was his knowledge to boil snow and water to rid it of microbes. Then he used to pack the water in a jar before chilling it. Through this practice, the water was distilled and was made ready for a beverage after being iced.

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Psykter

Ceramic vessels shape from the ancient world also points out the love of cold beverages and cold wine of Romans and Greeks. In fact, the first and original wine cooler was known as psykter and was vase-shaped like a mushroom. The psykter's peculiar shape enabled it to float within a much larger crater of snow or cold water. When swashing around inside of this bigger krater, the turning painted scenes must have amused its viewer..

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The Elite Structure

The affection and passion for cold beverages never faded, and progressively continued through every timeline of history, from ancient times to this modern age. Tim Buxbaum the great architectural historian, mentioned an amazing piece of information in his book, that abbeys, palaces, monasteries, and castles had an elite structure attached to them that used to store ice. 

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American’s Fair Share in the Wine Cooling Game

The origins of the wine cellar and wine cooler have been around for centuries. Even the Italians used drink chillers, that were ice rooms, to keep the wine cold. Ice rooms or Iceboxes were usually packed with frozen water found next to the rivers. This technique was used by the Italians to chill wine; as a result, the concept for the first wine coolers emerged.
As the above-mentioned countries had their fair share of innovation to store or make ice, the US from its early days up till now has advanced the wining cooling system to an extent that each household can have their own chilly wine and beer at the ideal temperature. It all started in early America, where beer and wine ice caves to keep their beer and wine cooler. From there U – Line Corporation a, North American manufacturer, which used to make under counter refrigeration products, initially aimed for residential use, that made ice production by using minimal electricity. Henry Uihlein was the one who founded U-line in 1962, Uihlein was the first to bring and patent to sell introduce an automatic stand-alone under counter residential ice maker to the market. This company also put forward various other under counters, that included, the first combination refrigerator/icemaker (1971), the first portable ice maker (1971), the first 12v DC marine/mobile ice maker (1983), and the first residential wine refrigeration system (1985). 

Evolution in Wine Cooling

Evolution in the wine cooling process came from, Commercial Refrigeration. Technological Advancements made by American scientists gave us Wine Coolers, these portable units are capable of keeping the wine at a proper temperature while allowing it to age by maintaining appropriate conditions.
Today’s wine cooler's only purpose is not just to keep the drink maintained at the desired temperature but it has much more to it; the wine in the wine cooler preserves the flavor of the wine which is only possible at an optimal temperature. In the end, the wine coolers keep the wine at the top-notch quality that the drinker would like to enjoy consistently throughout the bottle.  

No Space or Budget For a Wine Cellar? No Problem!

Wine coolers have made an explosion in the mainstream and a majority of the households now own a wine cooler, because not everyone has a big space in their house or budget to get a wine cellar installed. Moreover, a wine cellar is not very convenient, as its maintenance is quite difficult as well as expensive.
On the other hand, a wine cooler is very reliable and easy to maintain and perfectly serves the purpose of keeping the wine at an optimal temperature; thus, retaining its ideal and perfect flavor. One of the primary benefits wine coolers offers is that it doesn’t take up much space and allows for storing different types of wines in a single unit; it has also helped in new types of wine being created.
In the Wine cooler history, many advanced options have also been introduced that have a dual and single-zone temperature, thus it helps to organize and allows for storing different types of wines that need to be stored at different temperatures in a single unit. As the wines are placed in a horizontal position due to the structure of the coolers, you can rest assured that they will remain well-preserved for a long time. The new and improved wine coolers help the wines to be placed in an ideal horizontal position as well. but opting for a horizontal or vertical is totally up to the preference of the user.
Previously, in the medieval ages, the main problem in keeping the wine cold was its protection and preservation, because it was also kept for aging in there and peculiar measures are needed to be ensured in preserving and protecting the wine. The modern-day wine coolers help age the wine by creating an ideal and perfect environment, with limited light exposure, limited movement, and consistent temperature long with perfect levels of humidity; unlike traditional fridges and refrigerators that are built for eliminating moisture and humidity for preserving the food. 

Fixed the Room Temperature Fluctuations!

Wine coolers have made an explosion in the mainstream and a majority of the households now own a wine cooler, because not everyone has a big space in their house or budget to get a wine cellar installed. Moreover, a wine cellar is not very convenient, as its maintenance is quite difficult as well as expensive.
On the other hand, a wine cooler is very reliable and easy to maintain and perfectly serves the purpose of keeping the wine at an optimal temperature; thus, retaining its ideal and perfect flavor. One of the primary benefits wine coolers offers is that it doesn’t take up much space and allows for storing different types of wines in a single unit; it has also helped in new types of wine being created.
In the Wine cooler history, many advanced options have also been introduced that have a dual and single-zone temperature, thus it helps to organize and allows for storing different types of wines that need to be stored at different temperatures in a single unit. As the wines are placed in a horizontal position due to the structure of the coolers, you can rest assured that they will remain well-preserved for a long time. The new and improved wine coolers help the wines to be placed in an ideal horizontal position as well. but opting for a horizontal or vertical is totally up to the preference of the user.
Previously, in the medieval ages, the main problem in keeping the wine cold was its protection and preservation, because it was also kept for aging in there and peculiar measures are needed to be ensured in preserving and protecting the wine. The modern-day wine coolers help age the wine by creating an ideal and perfect environment, with limited light exposure, limited movement, and consistent temperature long with perfect levels of humidity; unlike traditional fridges and refrigerators that are built for eliminating moisture and humidity for preserving the food. 

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King’s Wine

If you look back in history, cold wine was not at your disposal every time you need it; from an anonymous story that speaks of a passion for the love of cold wine. A king craved aged cold wine and sent 5 of his most trusted advisors on a journey to fetch it for him. They all returned 3 days later and none of them could acquire the wine that was as cold as the king wanted; the king in his enraged state beheaded all of them; lucky for us there are no more kings as such and there definitely is no shortcoming for acquiring cold wine at your desired temperature.
The story may have sounded somewhat obnoxious and maybe even childish, but praise the wine cooler that you have cold wine at your house whenever you want. Your wine in a wine cooler can be preserved at just the right temperature, which means you can drink a glass of wine as cold as you want. Moreover, it saves you from embarrassment, when your guest needs a cold wine. With a wine cooler, you have a wide variety of wines of your choice preserved at an optimal temperature, because the advanced technology of it helps you adjust the temperature and it cools rapidly at the temperature that you have set.
People of the medieval age longed for a wine that is cold and preserved at an optimal temperature. And today everyone can enjoy a good wine experience with their wine cooler.
You can even start a wine collection with your wine cooler. Think of wine collection as an art, but preserving them to retain its true essence is the true essence of it; no one wants their favorite wine to be spoiled. However, if you have a wine cooler then you won’t have to undergo the horrific incident of losing your precious wine. 

 

Size, Function and Other Information of Wine cooler


Wine Cooler Refrigerator 15 Inch:

The Wine Cooler Refrigerator 15 inch, has separate storage, it can store 30 bottles of standard 750 ML wine. Tyzia wine cooler has an over-the-top feature of Two independently controlled zones that enables it to store different wines similar to their distinct to their different temperature range needs. The top zone range is 41-55°F. The bottom zone range is 55-64°F.
Net Weight: 77 lbs.
Outer size: 15 x 23 x 33.3 inches
Inner size: 11.6" x17.2" x 26.9" inches
Capacity: 3.6 Cubic
Auto Defrost: Yes, Automatic every 12 hrs.

PRESERVE WINE’S BEST FLAVOR: Built-in fan and robust compressor ensure a steady, compatible, and stable humidity control and temperature throughout. The Auto defrosting function helps to preserve an ideal environment for wine storage. The smart temperature Memory function allows the refrigerator to return to the temperature history which was set by you the last time when restarted, in case of the wine cooler being turned off. The stylish modeling of the Tylza wine fridge fives your house a touch of finesse.

POWERFUL & SOUNDLESS COOLING SYSTEM: Improved and Upgraded Compressor efficiently provides stable, fast, robust, accurate, cooling Humidity, which preserves your drinks in an optimal condition. With low vibration, it operates – Under 38 dB, the noise is controlled, which keeps your house at peace. The stylish modeling of the Tylza wine fridge fives your house a touch of finesse.

TEMPERED GLASS DOOR & 2 SAFETY LOCKS: With technological advancements, Tylza wine’s fridge double-paned tempered glass door keeps the interior insulated, moreover it safeguards your precious wine from harmful UV light that ruins the flavor and color of your wine collections. The soft-close door features magnetic seals that allow the door to be locked automatically when closed. Another additional feature is that it contains a door key lock on the fridge’s bottom. This prevents any unpredicted incident for the kids.

UV-RESISTANT & EASY-TO-USE Touch Screen: You can adjust the light and temperature of the fridge to your liking with ease by tapping on the digital screen or lock settings with the lock button. Even in the dark, you can view the interior condition and the temperature by the white LED light in the fridge.

Wine Cooler Refrigerator 24 Inch:

Smart Independent Cooling Zone You can independently control the dual cooling zones. Upper area: 41-55°F. Lower area zone: 55-64°F. Chill your drinks and wines at a temperature you want and preserve their flavor at best. wine coolers can store up to 46 bottles of standard 750ML wine (10.6 Cu.Ft).
Net Weight: 100.8 lbs.
Outer size: 23.4" x 22.6" x 34.4" inches
Inner size: 23.4 (11.7*2) x 17.3" x 25.7"" inches
Capacity: 46 bottles / (10.6 Cu.Ft)
Auto Defrost: Yes, Automatic every 12 hrs.

POWERFUL & SOUNDLESS COOLING SYSTEM: Tylza Wine Cooler compressor efficiently provides stable, fast, robust, accurate, cooling Humidity, which preserves your drinks in an optimal condition. With low vibration, it operates – Under 38 dB, the noise is controlled, which keeps your house at peace. The stylish modeling of the Tylza wine fridge fives your house a touch of finesse.
EASY-TO-USE TOUCH SCREEN & AUTO-DEFROST: You can adjust the light and temperature of the fridge to your liking with ease by tapping on the digital screen or lock settings with the lock button. Even in the dark, you can view the interior condition and the temperature by the white LED light in the fridge. Every 12 hours the fridge is auto-defrosting.

TEMPERED GLASS DOOR & SAFETY LOCKS: Seamless design and the double-paned tempered glass door ensure a safe operation and persistent air insulation. The soft-close door features magnetic seals that allow the door to be locked automatically when closed. Another additional feature is that it contains a door key lock on the fridge’s bottom. This prevents any unpredicted incident for the kids.

BUILT-IN OR FREESTANDING INSTALLATION: Tylza Wine cooler can be installed 2 ways: freestanding or under-counter built-in. It is great for home, hotel, restaurant, meeting room, bars, and kitchen counter. The overall size of this wine cooler is 23.4 (L) x 22.6 (W) x 34.3 (H). Net weight: 100.8 lbs.

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