When it comes to the world of free-standing wine cellars, chances are you will find that most people agree on one thing...EuroCave is King. There are many reasons why their product is trusted by millions of wine lovers over the years to house their prized collections, some collections worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The answer is simple, they are the best at protecting your wines, allowing them to age gracefully.
- Climate control: both temperature and humidity, is far superior to any other free-standing wine cellar made.
- They're quiet, vibration free
- They block out all harmful light, and
- They last two to three times longer than most other units!
If you are looking for a 200+ bottle free-standing unit, EuroCave has two distinct lines.
So, a question we are asked quite often is, "What is the difference between Comfort and Performance?" Allow me to shed some light on that comparison.
Firstly, How Are They Alike?
All EuroCaves, including both the Performance & Comfort lines, have cooling and heating coils in all 3 walls which create an extremely tight temperature gradient. They both also have an airflow system in the back that allows air to be brought in from the outside. When that outside air mixes with the inside air, it creates condensation that sticks to the interior aluminum walls, maintaining the humidity. And, all Comforts and Performance units have a digital temperature control and read out.
Now, How Are They Different?
Digital Temperature Controls: While both have a digital temperature control and read- out, the Performance also comes standard with a hygrometer, alarm system and interior lighting located in its sophisticated control board. The alarm monitors the temperature, humidity, door, and charcoal filter.
Bottle Capacities: Both units can hold between 160-230 bottles depending on how the shelving is set up, and have the exact same dimensions. The Perfor-
mance Series is also available in a smaller under-counter fingerprint that holds up to 54 bottles, and a larger built-in series that can hold up to 165 bottles.
Temperature-Zones & Built-In Capabilities: The Comfort unit only comes in a 1 temperature zone option and in a black finish.
The Performance can be purchased in 1, 2, or 3 temperature zone options,
and can be ordered in custom finishes including Stainless Steel and in the
Elite option, which encloses the unit in solid wood cabinetry. The Performance is available as a built-in cellar, as a front-vented unit to fit underneath a
kitchen counter or build into cabinetry, while the Comfort is only available as a
free-standing unit. Ambient Temperatures: The Performance can be set at higher and lower
temperatures than the Comfort, and can also withstand higher and lower surrounding ambient
temperatures thanks to the Extreme Cooling upgrade that comes standard on the unit. The EuroCave
wine cellar is the only wine cellar we would recommend for a garage, especially for those who live in
the nation's warmest or coldest climates.
Lava Rocks: The Performance also has a basket of lava rocks and interior fan
that allow you to manipulate the humidity in the cabinet. The alarm will let you
know when the humidity has gone too low. The Comfort will simply maintain
So, Which Unit Is Right For You?
That will depend on a lot of factors. The bottom line is there is no right or wrong way to go. It all depends upon your wants and needs as a wine drinker and collector. Wine Enthusiast wine storage consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help make your EuroCave buying decision a pleasurable one. Either way, as long as you are getting a EuroCave, you are getting our top-of-the-line wine cellar that you can be confident will store your wine properly for years to come.