Now that summer has officially started, we can look forward to alfresco dining, barbecues on the patio and maybe even entertaining family and friends indoors too. When it comes to serving up a glass or two of wine, having a dedicated wine cabinet makes things a whole lot easier. Wine is chilled to perfection and preserved in optimum condition. So whether you and your guests are connoisseurs of a good white, red or rosé, you can rest assured it will taste sublime. With this in mind, Rangemaster has introduced a new collection of undercounter wine cabinets in two sizes and two finishes to suit any size and style of kitchen.
The new Rangemaster undercounter wine cabinets come in two sizes – 30cm and 60cm – as well as Black or Stainless Steel. Designed to complement all styles of kitchen, whether classic or contemporary, the cabinets incorporate a range of features to keep wine in optimum condition. There are two independently controlled temperature zones so you can store white and rosé in the upper 4-12˚C section and reds in the lower 12-22˚C compartment. Added benefits include an anti-vibration system to stop disturbances that would loosen sediment in the bottle, affecting its taste, and a UV filtered glass door to protect it from strong sunlight. The 30cm model is ideal for smaller spaces and will hold 18 bottles so enough for entertaining or simply having wine in stock for quiet nights in.
For larger kitchens or when you need extra storage, the 60cm wine cabinet will hold 46 750ml Bordeaux-style bottles and also comes with all the features and functions of the smaller size. There’s even a UV-free light which turns on when the door is opened, premium glide-out wooden shelves and tripled-glazed frameless door on both models. Both the 30cm and 60cm wine cabinets are designed to complement any of Rangemaster’s appliances, from freestanding range cookers to built-in cooking.
To complement the new wine cabinet collection, here are some gifting ideas either for yourself or for family and friends to get the party started…
When you want to have a glass in the garden, these Bee motif polycarbonate wine glasses are the perfect choice as they won’t smash if you drop them. Dishwasher-proof, they cost £29.50 for a set of six at www.athomeinthecountry.co.uk
Wine lovers will adore this monogrammed Wiltshire Wine Carrier. Made from heavyweight boating canvas, it has four compartments for bottles with space in the middle for glasses and nibbles. It’s £45 from www.initiallylondon.com
This wine cooler with hand-crafted leather handle comes in a stunning champagne hammered nickel plate and will hold a couple of bottles while you sit and dine outdoors. It’s £99.95 at www.annabeljames.co.uk
When you do want a more refined wine glass for guests, this set of six delicate wine glasses with thin stems cost £35 from www.coxandcox.co.uk
A classic gift set, this Châteauneuf Du Pape Red Wine with Artisan Cheese and Duck Rillette Personalised Hamper is priced £67 from www.farrar-tanner.co.uk