Eurocave make some of the best wine fridges - but may be overkill for your purpose.
Do you want a fridge to store wine at cellar temperature for the long(ish) term or wine fridge(s) to store wine at serving temperature in the short-medium term. If the latter, bear in mind that red, white and sparkling all have different serving temperatures.
You can get dual zone fridges that will keep both reds and whites at serving temperature.
If your need is only short term storage before drinking likely the cheaper brands will be fine. If you might be maturing more valuable wine for years then a Eurocave or similar is probably a better investment.
Thanks for the info, Macshoto. I'd like a fridge with two temperature zones for red and white and for short term use. I'd love to be able to mature more valuable wines but all of our money is being thrown into the big fat house renovation hole.
Good to hear that cheaper models are fine - I'll have a look at Eurocave as well (if only for a future investment!)
No idea about fridges I’m afraid, but I’m interested in the red one section. So is the red wine section because we keep our houses warmer than red wine room temperature, or is it for hot climates or keeping a stable temperature or something else?
You can sometimes get them second hand. In recent I went for a transtherm for longer term storage - though these quaffing stuff others too. Ours is in the garage and for the kitchen we just went for an extra normal fridge which has proven to be the right flexible balance for us.
Rogan, I think red wine should be stored around 12-15c (ish) and typical central heating temperatures are around 20c (ish).I'm not an expert but we've definitely had red wines in the summer which were far too warm and needed to be cooled a bit. Likewise in winter when reds are a bit too cold.
Another reason I want a wine fridge is to shamelessly show off when friends come over. . We've been self-renovating our house for three years now so I'm determined to splash out a bit and do lots of hosting.
If there's room in your fridge for a few bottles of wine, I'd get a single-zone wine fridge at cellar temperature and always make sure there's enough white wine in the fridge for immediate drinking needs. That will be cheaper, and you'll be able to fit more bottles in without the extra gubbins for two zones.