Imagine this: It’s a perfect summer night, you’ve got some friends over, everyone’s laughing and having a good time. It’s a bit hot out, but that’s OK — you’ve been saving a great bottle of wine for a long time and this is the party where you’re going to finally crack it open. But when you go fetch the bottle, your heart begins to sink… the wine is warm and everything is going to be ruined. How could you have let this happen?!
OK, now take a deep breath — it was just an imaginary scenario. And if you don’t want to live out that wine nightmare, the good news is that there is an easy solution: A small wine cooler that can keep a few bottles comfortably chilled and ready for you and your friends to pop open at any time. You don’t need to have a giant wine cellar or massive fridge to keep your prized bottles of bubbly chilled and ready for your next big party — in fact, a small wine cooler is just as effective at ensuring your wine is cool and ready to go, and way easier to manage.
Still, easy is relative. It probably comes as no surprise that, as with all other things pertaining to wine, it takes some careful consideration to find the best small wine cooler for your needs. Size matters, as do the number of bottles it holds and how chilled each small wine cooler keeps your bottles. But here’s even more good news: MASSE provides recommendations for the best small wine coolers, from people who have really used them. It’s all well and good to be told a small wine cooler is effective by a manufacturer, but unless you’re hearing it from people who own them, you can’t totally trust it. We don’t allow any paid reviews on small wine coolers or sponsored posts, so every wine cooler you find here is the best of the best.