-Two independent temperature zones and new U-Select settings allow total storage flexibility-

April 11, 2008 — U-Line Corporation, leading innovator of premium built-in, undercounter appliances for ice making, refrigeration and wine preservation, announces the introduction of its new 2275ZWC Dual-Zone Wine Captain® Cabinet. Two distinct temperature zones, each cooled and controlled independently, allow total flexibility for personal preference and changing wine storage needs.

“Wine enthusiasts understand the importance of a properly controlled storage environment, but may also want to keep different varietals at serving temperatures of their own personal preference,” remarks Jennifer Uihlein, president of U-Line Corporation. “U-Line’s new Dual-Zone Wine Captain Cabinet provides the solution with two independently controlled, stable temperature zones that are set to a homeowner’s exact specifications.”

The Dual-Zone Wine Captain Cabinet allows individuals to customize their unit according to their preferred temperatures and changing needs. Inside the cabinet, the upper and lower zones are highly specialized, independently refrigerated chambers with separate temperature control capabilities. For those with specific temperature preferences, each zone can be independently set from 34 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Or U-Line’s new U-Select temperature settings will eliminate the guesswork of selecting proper serving temperatures by providing them at the touch of a button. Four pre-programmed temperature settings— one each for red, white and sparkling wines, plus an alternative beverage setting — simplifies the process and ensures that wines are chilled appropriately. Each U-Select setting can also be customized within a specific range to maintain a preferred temperature. U-Select settings and allowable ranges are based on ideal serving temperatures and safe storage conditions. For example:
• the red wine setting is programmed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit, but can be set from 50 to 60 degrees;
• the white wine setting is 50 degrees, but can be set from 45 to 55 degrees;
• the sparkling wine setting is 45 degrees, but can be set from 40 to 50 degrees;
• the beverage setting is 38 degrees, but will allow temperatures from 34 to 60 degrees.

In the center of the cabinet, the digital display and touch control panel provides the temperature for each zone and puts the ability to select or change a setting right at your fingertips.

The classic style of the Dual-Zone Wine Captain Cabinet features a tinted, thermal-tempered glass door that allows a clear view of the bottles inside while preventing harmful UV light rays from penetrating the cabinet. The black interior creates a dramatic backdrop for the natural wood faced wine racks. Each sliding rack extends fully out of the cabinet so that every bottle is easily reached and removed. A newly designed wine caddy situated in the bottom of the cabinet slides out of the unit to transport three bottles to another destination. In all, the 24-inch-wide model provides storage for up to 43 standard .75 ml bottles.

The Dual-Zone Wine Captain Cabinet is available in a sleek stainless steel finish with a contoured door handle. An optional commercial style door handle is also available. For those who prefer a fully integrated look for appliances, the Dual-Zone Wine Captain Cabinet can be fitted with a custom-made, full overlay wood door frame to match existing cabinetry.

U-Line products, including the Dual-Zone Wine Captain Cabinet, are available nationwide at select kitchen design centers and appliance retailers.

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 appliances, 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.