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Wine dispensing fridge hailed as ‘genius’

A fashion blogger and beauty marketer has turned her fridge into a wine dispenser and the photos have gone viral across mainstream and social media...

One woman’s mission to turn her fridge into a chilled wine dispenser has captured the imagination of social media in the run-up to Christmas.

Clare Potts has been praised for lightening the mood at the end of a tumultuous 2016; and all by tweeting about how she turned her fridge into a ready-made wine dispensing machine.

Potts, who lives in Manchester, adapted the water dispenser section of her kitchen fridge at her new home.

Instead of water, she poured in a bottle of white wine.

‘My adult life has peaked,’ tweeted Potts, with a photo of her work.

Nearly 200,000 Twitter users liked the post and mainstream media soon picked up on the phenomenon.

The idea has already led to calls for wine fridge producers and regular fridge suppliers to build in a wine-on-tap function.

Several trade sources have told Decanter.com recently that they believe wine on tap will become a bigger phenomenon in UK bars and restaurants in the next few months.

Serving Temperature

At home, oxygenation and serving temperature might be the main obstacles to using your fridge as a wine dispenser.

A light, fresh, dry white wine would ideally be served around the 10 to 11 degrees Celsius mark – or up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit – and often cooler than this for sparkling wines.

But fuller bodied white wines can generally be served a bit warmer, and sometimes at the same temperature as a light, low tannin red, such as Beaujolais – up to around 15 degrees Celsius.

That might be a bit too warm for some things in your fridge, such as raw meat.

Dual temperature fridges are well catered for at the top of the market by companies such as EuroCave.

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