ENEMY NO.1 – HEAT
No one likes premature aging. But that is what excessive heat and unstable temperatures cause in wine. Sub-Zero maintains wine’s preferred habitat – cool and steady – in two independent storage zones. Each can be set in a range of 4C to 18C. Digital controls hold the temperature within one degree of the set point.
ENEMY NO.2 - LIGHT
Light affects ageing and has been implicated in causing unpleasant aromas. That is why many winemakers use dark bottles. But invisible ultraviolet light penetrates even dark glass, not to mention the glass doors of many wine cooling units. Sub-Zero’s UV-resistant, bronze-tinted glass shields wine from harmful rays.
ENEMY NO.4 - VIBRATION
A rough, noisy compressor would disturb more than the peace of your household. Mechanical vibration can damage delicate wines, such as a Pinot Grigio. Sub-Zero’s quiet compressor lets wines rest undisturbed. Shelves glide in and out smoothly, providing access without agitating the wine.
ENEMY NO.3 - HUMIDTY
When it comes to humidity, wine appreciates moderation. Too little moisture in the air makes corks dry out and shrink, letting the wine oxidize. Too much, makes labels peel and rot. Sub-Zero’s dual evaporators, one for each storage zone, maintain steady, moderate humidity.