Wine coolers have been a sought after element of contemporary kitchens for years now, and as technology develops, so does the demand for these stylish systems. And summer plays a key role in this flourishing trend, with entertainment-loving homeowners coming into their own with parties stretching from bright and beautiful May until the slightly drizzlier start of September.
In light of this, we’ve spoken to appliance brand Miele – winner of this year’s Which? Home Appliance Brand 2017 title – to find out their b models, and top tips on the ‘how to’s’ of integration and placement. Here’s what they suggested…
Miele KWT 6112 iG ed/cs Wine Conditioner (featured)
Compact in size but big in useable space, this built-in wine conditioner benefits from a height of 45cm and provides storage for up to 18 bottles over three levels. Large Magnums can also be easily accommodated thanks to the FlexiFrame Plus system, which allows the shelving to be repositioned. Each rack can be personalised with a magnetic strip that is coated with blackboard paint for use with chalk. The Miele KWT 6112 iG ed/cs Wine Conditioner also features touch controls with a temperature range of 5-20°C. A Push2Open door mechanism offers a handleless design with soft-close functionality, which is ideal for contemporary or open plan kitchens. Rated A+ for energy efficiency and whisper quiet at 34dB, the conditioner benefits from a UV resistant glass door to protect the wine, and an active charcoal filter makes sure that no unwanted smells can enter through the cork.
Miele KWT 6322 UG Under Counter Wine Conditioner
Benefitting from two distinctive temperature controls, with precise temperature consistency, this intelligent model ensures that red and white wine is always served at the right temperature. It features a UV resistant glass door to protect the wine, and the fresh air intake via an active charcoal filter will make sure that no unwanted smells can enter through the cork. It also includes touch controls and a Push2Open door mechanism, offering a handless design and soft-close functionality, which is ideal for flush-fit installation. A FlexiFrame system of individual fillet strips, which can be repositioned within the frame, adjusting perfectly to different types and sizes of bottles is also on board. Each rack can be personalised thanks to a magnetic strip that is coated with blackboard paint for use with chalk, making selecting a favourite bottle even easier.
Miele KWT 6834 SGS Wine Conditioner Unit with Sommelier Set
This striking freestanding wine conditioner can hold up to 178 bottles and benefits from the FlexiFrame system, adjusting perfectly to different types and sizes of bottles. Offering three separate temperature zones with precise controls to ensure champagne, red and white wines are all served at just the right temperature, while the UV resistant door keeps the vintage safe from the sun and in perfect condition.
Also included with the conditioner is a fantastic SommelierSet, which features an accessory box for storing a sommelier knife, corkscrews and chalk. A glass holder and two decanting racks make it possible to decant wine in the conditioner, ready for serving in glasses chilled to the ideal temperature. For added convenience, the ConvinoBox will store open bottles in the best condition to enjoy later.Miele | miele.co.uk