-Stylish storage, ample space and optimal serving temperatures for wine and beverages-

MILWAUKEE — U-Line Corporation, leading innovator of premium built-in, undercounter appliances for ice making, refrigeration and wine preservation, announces the introduction of a new Beverage Center to its Échelon Series product line.

"Today’s appliances are designed to make living spaces more livable with convenience, style and technology," remarks Jennifer Uihlein Straszewski, president of U-Line Corporation. "The new Échelon Series Beverage Center takes a basic appliance concept and transforms it into a beautiful, multi-functional tool anywhere in the home."

The newest addition to U-Line’s premier Échelon Series product line, the 2175BEV Beverage Center keeps drinks perfectly chilled at optimal serving temperatures. Whether for entertaining or everyday use, the Beverage Center provides ample shelf space for bottles or cans, and includes a distinct zone for wine preservation.

The model’s exterior features a glass door framed in stainless steel. An elegant stainless door handle affixed vertically on the frame adds architectural interest with gently contoured lines. To change the look, an optional commercial-style door handle is available for purchase.

For homeowners who prefer to completely integrate appliances into a room’s overall design, a separate Beverage Center Overlay model is available. The overlay model is designed to accept a custom-made full overlay wood door frame to match the surrounding cabinetry in the home.

While providing a view of the interior, the glass door is also designed to prevent UV light rays from penetrating the cabinet. The cabinet’s elegant black interior creates a dramatic backdrop for the beverages inside.

Inside the cabinet are two sliding wine racks and two glass shelves. Wine racks are located in the upper portion of the cabinet where a higher temperature ideal for wine preservation is maintained. Rack fronts are enhanced with subtly arched natural maple fronts that can be custom stained to match surrounding cabinetry. The vinyl-coated racks hold bottles securely in place and provide storage for up to 16 standard .75 ml bottles.

Below the wine racks are two glass shelves for the storage of additional beverages. The shelves accommodate up to 63 12-ounce cans or 40 12-ounce bottles including long necks.

Maintaining optimal serving temperatures for different beverage types is another feature that differentiates U-Line’s Échelon Series Beverage Center. The wine storage zone maintains an approximate temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit, within the recommended range for serving either white or red wines. The lower portion of the cabinet where cans and bottles are stored maintains a cooler 38 degrees, providing beer and other beverages at a preferred serving temperature.

Touch control digital technology provides accurate temperature readings and allows homeowners to easily make slight adjustments up or down to their desired setting.

The new Échelon Series Beverage Center is available now at select kitchen design centers and appliance retailers nationwide.

Since 1962, U-Line Corporation has been the leading innovator of premium built-in, undercounter ice makers, Combo® ice maker/refrigerators, Wine Captain® wine storage units, refrigerators, refrigerated drawers and refrigerator/freezers. U-Line is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., and has a West Coast office in Laguna Beach, Calif. For more information on U-Line and its products, visit www.u-line.com.