The Ultimate Guide to Making a Wine Cooler Colder

Wine coolers are great for storing wine at the perfect temperature, but did you know that they have a specific temperature range?  

The best part is that it’s not difficult to keep your cooler within this range.

 In fact, all you need to do is follow these simple steps and enjoy your cold wine!

How Does A Wine Cooler Work?

A wine cooler is a device that maintains the perfect temperature for storing chilled wines. 

 A thermostat controls how cold it gets, and there are two types of refrigeration methods: compressor or absorption.

Compressors use electricity to produce cooling, whereas an absorption chiller uses liquid CO₂ gas (which can be either delivered in pressurized steel cylinders or as dry ice). 

The most popular type of wine coolers today are thermoelectric AC-powered units which provide more flexibility across a range of temperatures than compressors do, but they also generally cost more expensively.

How to Make a Wine Cooler Colder?

Making a wine cooler colder is as easy as switching it to the lower setting. If you need more extreme cooling, place an ice tray in your wine fridge or on top of the unit and turn up the temperature!

 The process helps cool down quickly by drawing out extra heat from the inside. Once you have reached desired coldness, be sure to keep checking back if there is too much ice in your freezer compartment then this can cause water leakage which will make everything freeze solid over time.

How Long Does White Wine Last After Opening?

Limited time after opening, white wines should be stored refrigerated, or consumed right away. 

To increase the shelf life, be sure to store your wine in an upright position since that will help keep it from oxidizing as quickly.

Can A Wine Cooler Actually Keep Your Beverage Cold?

No, wine coolers are not designed to maintain a cold drink. They work by cooling down the air around your beverage without actually touching it.

How Do You Adjust The Temperature On A Vintec Wine Fridge?

It is simple to change the temperature on a Vintec wine cooler. All you have to do is press either of the two buttons in front that is labeled with “C” or ‘F’.

How Do I Lower The Temperature On A Wine Cooler?

You can lower the temperature on a wine cooler by pressing “C” to switch it from Celsius to Fahrenheit.

Cooler Or Refrigerator?

There are certain differences between a refrigerator and a wine fridge, but they will both cool down your beverages. 

Wine refrigerators work better with champagne because of the higher alcohol content while regular fridges tend to be more efficient for other drinks like beer because their insulation is thicker.

 If you’re looking at an off-brand or trying to save money, then you should consider getting either one that’s smaller than five cubic feet in size since those don’t cost much less than larger models do per square foot of space inside them unless there is some sort of sale going on during Black Friday season.

Cooler Tips

Ensuring that your wine cooler is at the perfect temperature is challenging.

The best advice for this is to make sure that it’s not too cold or warm, and if you’re in a drafty area with more seasonal changes like higher daytime highs than nighttime lows then just turn on the fan during warmer temperatures so that air doesn’t get trapped inside the unit. 

If you live somewhere where there aren’t many big swings between hot days and cool nights, then all you need to do is keep an eye on its thermostat setting.

Refrigerator Tips

It’s always good practice to set up any new appliance by wiping down surfaces before using them as well as cleaning out any dust bunnies from underneath appliances while you’re at it.

 It’s also a good idea to place coolers in the middle of the room and move them away from walls or corners so that air can circulate more freely, which helps with keeping things cold when you need it most.

Why Is My Wine Cooler Not Cold?

Is It In A Drafty Area?

If your cooler is situated near an open window, against a wall, or next to any object that blocks the airflow then this may be the issue.

Are You Using It Properly?

Make sure not to overload your unit with too many items and make sure they’re well-wrapped so cool air can circulate around them better.

If none of these seem like issues, contact the company who made yours for more help troubleshooting! 

They will likely offer some advice over the phone, but if you do get stuck we recommend heading into their store as sometimes seeing what’s going on firsthand helps reveal potential solutions.

What Setting Should A Wine Cooler Be Set At?

It will depend on the type of ice cooler you are using. If your wine cooler has a dial or button, it should be set to “cold” or at least as cold as possible without freezing anything inside! 

(The colder the setting, the faster ice freezes, and melts.)

 If you have an older model that doesn’t have this option, make sure it’s situated in an area where things can stay cool for longer periods of time before they start getting too warm. 

Some people also find success with using small fans nearby to circulate air around their unit more quickly than would happen naturally.

What Is The Coldest Setting On A Wine Cooler?

The coldest setting on a wine cooler is “freezer,” but this can only be used if the container you are using to store your wine has the proper sealant. If not, it will start leaking out all of that delicious chilled ice!

The temperature for these coolers varies depending on their size and type. On average they should have settings between 40° F (or -40° C) and 55° F (12°C).

Is It Worth Repairing A Wine Fridge?

It may be worth repairing a wine fridge if the cost to replace it is greater than the cost of fixing it. In this case, you’ll want to determine what repairs are needed and get an estimate for how much they will cost before making your decision.

If anything seems off or broken on your unit, check with your manufacturer about common problems that can happen with these appliances and how to fix them. 

If all else fails, contact a professional in order to have them take care of any issues found within the unit.

How Do You Reset A Wine Cooler?

If your wine cooler is not running at the correct temperature, you may need to reset it. This can be done by following a few steps:

  • Find the most recent power outage or another incident that triggered this issue and attempt to find out what happened during this time period.
  • Turn off any features like ice cubes, water sinks, cooling fans, etc., which could contribute to the unit’s inability to maintain its current settings.
  • Open up the doors of your appliance on either side while holding down the “On/Off” button for about three seconds until “Reset” appears in the display panel followed by blinking indicator lights. If nothing happens then repeat the process with new batteries if applicable.


After going over all the different methods, there are a couple of things you can do to get your wine cooler colder, and some matter more than others.

Carlos Flood

Hello, I'm Carlos Flood. I am a wine writer and the wine editor for The Wine Enthusiast Magazine. I have been writing about wine since 2008, but my love affair with all things grape started much earlier: when I was barely old enough to pick up a glass of vino at family dinners. As a food and drink journalist, my goal is simple: to help people know more about what they are drinking by providing them with information that will inform their decisions.

1 thought on “The Ultimate Guide to Making a Wine Cooler Colder”

  1. Thanks for sharing the article, I purchased a wine cooler two years ago, it works fine for more than 1 year but after it faces some cooling issues. Now I think this guide help me to solve the issue of my wine cooler.


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