My bottles of wine were lain on there sides on one of the main shelves. I was careful to keep my white wines near the cooler bottom and my reds near the top. Of course the youngsters when retrieving a soda just pushed the wine around to access their favorite beverage. Not to good for the wine. In general red wines should be stored close to 70 degrees F. and white wines between 50 and 60 degrees F. Canned beverages are best when they are stored ice cold closer to 40 degrees F. To solve this problem you should look for combination beverage coolers that have two distinct cooling zones with separate temperature controls. Keep your wine in one zone and your canned favorites in the other. Commonly these types of beverage coolers use the nomenclature of "dual-zone wine and can beverage centers". The best way to store wine is on a shelf that is specially designed to conform to the shape of a typical wine bottle. Shelving can range from the simple chrome rack system to an exotic wine storage cradle that is trimmed in fancy wood and glides out on roller guides. Your wine will safely cool without unnecessary disturbance that could affect its taste and aging process. My kids have grown up and now have families of their own. The issue of youngsters accessing the refrigerator for other than nonalcoholic drinks pretty much disappeared until the grandchildren starting to arrive. My concerns for securing the beverage refrigerator could not be solved with chains and padlocks around my aging "Harvest Gold" monument to the past. If you have these concerns there now is a simple solution a locking beverage center. Many of the new ones on the market have separate locks for each zone so you can structure your beverage storage to solve your security issues. One other issue you need to consider but is often over looked is which way the door opens.
Agua de Tamarindo or Tamarind Beverage Tamarind or Tamarindus indica is known and used in many ways throughout the world. In Guatemala tamarind is used to make a refreshing beverage. The tamarind pods grow on a tree. They have a brown brittle shell rusty brown sticky pulp and may contain from 1 to 12 large flat glossy brown seeds. The pulp is very fibrous. The flavor is quite sour and tart making it excellent for use as Agua de Tamarindo. The tamarind pods or the beverage are seen all over Guatemala. Tamarind is a good source of antioxidants containing carotenes vitamin C flavonoids and B vitamins. They protect against vitamin C deficiency. Tamarind is good for digestion. It can be made into a gargle for sore throat. It is said to lower cholesterol and promote a healthy heart.
With interest in these kinds of products higher than ever the future looks bright for this category. The 1990s fueled a health and lifestyle revolution that resulted in consumer demand for foods and beverages that provide both nourishment and good taste at the right price. The beverage industry with functional drinks has successfully met those desires by selling a broad range of products--juices energy drinks smoothies soy-based beverages enhanced isotonics enhanced water teas that fulfills a nutritional need. Claims for many of these drinks have not been proven and the amount of added ingredients is neither standardized nor identified on the label. And their safety -- optimal doses interactions and long-term consequences -- isn t known.