Last Updated on August 12, 2021 by Bill Allen
My Personal Marvel Cooler Useage
A Marvel Wine Coolers Review – It seems that my whole life I’ve always wanted a below ground wine cellar or one of those really neat walk in wine refrigerators.
The practicality of that seemed to get in the way, since that would require a remodel or a just a bigger house, I had to settle for another option to keep my wine. This option was of course the wine cooler or wine fridge.
Once I realized that my dream of having a wooden spiral staircase that leads down into my own private wine cellar was going to have to wait, I started really researching different ways to keep my wine preserved.
There were many different ideas online but the one that caught my eye was the standalone wine coolers and the undercounter wine coolers. I really liked the undercounter wine coolers but since my kitchen wasn’t that big and my wife refused to give up any of her drawer space, I settled on the standalone models.
I finally came to the conclusion that the wine coolers from Marvel were the best for my needs. Now just because I finally chose a brand doesn’t mean that it got any easier! Once I decided that a Marvel wine fridge was the best for me I had to choose a model that would work out perfectly for me and my personal needs.
I know this seems like a lot of work but if you’re like me and simply love wine and/or have some pretty expensive vintages, then you of course should invest in finding the best way to store and keep your wine collection.
Here is a comprehensive review on my favorite wine coolers and the ones that I have personally owned. I hope this really helps out the people that were in the same boat as I was with choose a Marvel wine cooler!
And if you’re just starting out learning all about wine, check out my in-depth wine guide here to get you going in the right direction.
Marvel Dual System Wine Cooler
Keep in mind that this setup is actually 2 separate wine coolers from Marvel. Since these are both built in wine coolers or also referred to as undercounter coolers I had to actually build a small bar in our dinning room with a counter and an additional cabinet underneath that separates the two coolers.
The picture to the right is the manufactures picture to show you what you can do with them. I basically copied the picture and just changed the woods to match out current wood.
The one to the right is the larger wine cooler that has two separate temperature control zones. This means that both zones in the cooler are independently controlled and monitored.
There are great features that I really think are great like the door ajar monitor and the power outage monitor. This has saved my wine collection a number of times. The upper zone on the larger cooler stores roughly 24 bottles of wine while the lower zone can store 20 bottles. This one cooler gives me storage space for 44 bottle of wine.
I also love the shelves that are Glide-Out Glass with Stainless Trim. They roll out very smoothly.
I also really like the interior lighting that is blue LED’s. We sometimes put the lighting on just to have some really great ambient lighting in the dining room. Each wine cooler from Marvel also has a built in Vibration Neutralization Control System that will dampen the vibrations that can damage your wine.
The smaller cooler to the left is a great addition that I am really glad I got. While this cooler only stores 24 bottles it has all the bells and whistles as the larger cooler. This cooler has the vibration dampening technology as well as the UV coated glass.
This cooler has the same blue LED lights as well. The door for this cooler has a quiet close system that will close itself it is left ajar. It is basically just like the larger model but gives you that little extra room for extra bottles.
Marvel Chateau 44 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler Sentry System
This is another wine cooler that I have purchased from Marvel. This amazing cooler can hold roughly 44 bottles. The upper zone can hold 24 while the lower zone holds 20 bottles. What I like the most about this model is that I can set the temperatures for each zone differently.
This gives me the control to store my red wines differently than my white as well as my sparkling wine. I also really like the Marvel Sentry System refrigeration monitor that will help maintain precise temperatures for each zone.
This cooler will give you a digital display of everything you want to know. It will display real time temperatures as well as system status updates. Also this model has the blue LED lights in the inside as well but this model allows you to switch between showcase mode that has the lights on constant or switch them to turn on only when the door is opened.
The glide out wine racks can be faced with stainless steel or this wonderful maple wood. They glide out amazingly smoothly and the way the shelves are made you can fit any bottle shape of size.
This model also has the vibration dampening technology as well as the dual pane UV resistant glass doors. This cooler will not only protect your wind but it will look good while doing it!
Marvel Chateau 108 Bottle Wine Cooler
This is what I ended up getting a little while ago. I found an amazing deal on several cases of Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay that my wife absolutely loves. While I prefer a good red any day I still had to find a place for these extra bottles that we didn’t plan on getting.
We decided that since our wine collection just kept growing and we kept buying smaller wine coolers that we would go ahead and invest in this big boy. Man, I am so happy we decided to get this amazing cooler. This wine cellar from Marvel holds 108 bottles of wine.
As you can see from the pictures there are two separate systems stacked on top of each other. This gives you two distinctly different temperature zones to work with.
What I really like about this setup is that each compartment has its own independent cooling systems which lets me completely control the temperatures of the wines.
This cooler is perfect if you have a large collection of wine that you want to protect or if you are planning on expanding your collection. I really wish that I would have started with this model first but either way I am very glad that we got it. It has been nothing but perfect for our wine storage needs!
Dual Zone Temp Control
Holds 108 Bottles
UV Protection Glass Front Doors
Professional Grade Wine Storage
Vibration Dampening Technology
Audio & Visual Alert System
Important! – Vibration Can Kill Your Wine!
Vibration is an enemy of wine that no one really considers. When red wine ages, it commonly will “throw sediment”. This is a natural aging process when the wine will physically separate the solids, mainly tannic acid, from the wine. Therefore vibrations can re-integrating sediments back into the wine. Not good when you’re serving wine!
A 2008 study has found that even low levels of constant vibration detrimentally alters the chemical composition of wine in as little as 18 months. So make sure any wine cooler you decide to get has excellent vibration control.