I am kind of new to the US wine scene.
I am US born, and with the exception of a year, lived here all my life.
Most of my life, up till 2000, I was pretty much a "white wine" only drinker.
Until I and my family had the opportunity to live in the South of France, in Aix en Provence for a year.
Wine was plentiful, and a 4-8$ bottle of wine just about anywhere was usually pretty darn good.
I learned to love Red's, and Rose's. My wife is still pretty much stuck on Whites.
So, lately I have been trying all kinds of new wines from all of the Globe. Who knew that Australia would have such good wines
Anyway, I am in need of a unit, that can "store" wine for a length of time, ie.. 3-5 years as a cellar would, and I would like that unit to also have preset temp for white wines (doesn't need to be big, as whites aren't plentiful in this house and don't need to bought too far in advance, but 3rd, I need one that will keep Reds at ready temp for serving.
So, I can move a wine from the upper setting (cellar storage) to either the white temp zone or the red temp zone when ready to serve within a couple of days.
Issue is, I have no space in my house.. no unused closet, definitely NO cellar and I live in Texas, so 80% of the year the house time is 78-80 at a minimum.
I have looked through the house for a suitable storage cellar and haven't found one. I know I can get dual temp coolers, but I am wanting a 3 temp zone cabinet. (one with UV glass cover)
I would say, I would have no more than 20-30 wines in the cellar storage (maybe a few more) but just a few whites in the chiller part and maybe a dozen red's in the red chiller part.
After weeks or research, I can't find a suitable (and within my budget range) unit and if there are a few, I can't decide.
so, I am hoping some folks out here might point me in the right direction.
I appreciate any advice (and I wont hold anyone to any advice, I believe in the good Samaritan law
Thanks in advance
Gerry from Texas (East.. OMG way too East)