I've been thinking of a solution for cellaring wine at home. I do have room under the house to build a proper cellar, but I won't have time to do a big project like that for many years to come. So in the mean time, I've kept my eye on those 'Wine Cooler Fridge' things that are popping up everywhere from Costco to Expo Design Center. The prices range from $100 to infinity, but none of the cheap ones mention anything about two important specs: noise and vibration. The last thing I want is a noisy fridge that shakes vintage wine bottles.
Today I stumbled across a wine cooler at Beverages and More made by Urbina Design. Instead of a traditional refrigerator pump, their cooler actually uses a solid state peltier cooler with a finned heat sink on the back. A small fan circulates the air inside the cooler, and supposedly silently keeps temperatures between 12'C and 18'C.
Pretty cool (ha!) choice for a cooler under $300.