Buying wine may be a tricky business in and of itself, but storing it could be even more difficult. With minute temperature and humidity requirements, maintaining your impressive collection is an art in and of itself. Luckily, Haier America — and its continued improvements upon wine cooling systems — is here to help. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the New Jersey-based subsidiary of the Haier Group is demonstrating its new alternative cooling system for wine cellars.
The company couples a solid-state chip that is 25 times lighter and 100 times smaller than other cooling compressors with H20/C02 heat exchange technology to create a precise and motionless storage system for even your most prized vintages. Whereas many storage systems are comprised of moving parts, which give way to vibrations (and that annoying humming noise), Haier’s latest wine cellar “uses advanced solid state cooling components and a heat exchange system with no moving parts, creating a completely still wine storage environment.” And because it’s still, it’s also silent.
“To maintain its quality, wine requires precise storage conditions with optimal environment needs to preserve taste that can be affected by subtle vibrations or temperature changes,” said Paul Riley, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Haier America. “This advanced compressor-less cooling technology commercialized by Haier creates the ideal storage conditions for your wine.”
With dual power control electronics, this next-generation wine cellar system can detect temperature changes at 0.5°F increments, allowing it to maintain a truly consistent environment for your vino. And with its constant humidity controls, you won’t have to worry about your wine oxidizing either.
Haier is partnering with Phononic for the device’s production, and Tony Atti, the manufacturer’s CEO, calls Haier’s solution “disruptive.”
“Haier has created an award-winning wine cellar that perfectly preserves wine and we believe this is just the beginning of a cold storage revolution for the home,” said Atti. There’s no word yet on release dates or prices, but wine connoisseurs, you’re going to want to get ready.