I hadn’t taken anything in or out of our Cuisinart countertop cooler in a few weeks and unfortunately made the discovery on Sunday that the motor had apparently blown (after just 3 or so months of use) and was heating up our wine rather than cooling it.
I haven’t opened any of the bottles (as if they are drinkable, I’d like to open one when I’m prepared to drink wine), but I am just really disappointed that these wines may have been damaged. From what I’ve read, best case scenario is they will taste fine now, but will probably not age well as intended. (None were crazy expensive, but we had 5 bottles in the $30 to $50 that we’d had guests sign at our wedding and we’d planned to share on special occasions to come….and others were from our honeymoon.)
I feel like I should have known better, but I still thought I would share the experience so hopefully it doesn’t happen to you as well!