WineEmotion is a new by-the-glass serve system for the on-trade that is claimed to keep opened bottles of fine wine in perfect condition for up to 30 days
Fine wine is becoming more popular, as is buying wine by the glass. But while selling fine wine by the glass can be profitable, it’s also risky because once the bottle is opened the wine can spoil, deteriorating rapidly over a few days. Wasting expensive wine means profits will tumble. The new WineEmotion system uses patented technologies to serve and preserve fine wines, after the bottle is opened. It also offers a stylish and attractive point-of-sale display that will encourage and inform discerning customers.
Depending on the model, up to eight bottles of wine can be stored inside the dispenser. Each bottle is connected to an individual dispensing system, which uses argon or nitrogen gas to preserve the wine’s properties during storage. These gases are inert and entirely food-safe. They prevent oxidisation, so the wine remains as fresh as when it was uncorked, for up to 30 days.
The dispensing system gives accurate measures of the wine, eliminating staff error and protecting profits. Up to three different sizes of measure can be dispensed, at the push of a button. A range of software packages means the site can monitor both the system’s performance and data on the fine wine service.
Designed and manufactured in Italy, the WineEmotion range offers a choice of models, storing from five to eight bottles at a time. A temperature control system ensures that the wine is kept and served in the best possible condition. It has two climate zones, so that both white and red wines can be stored in, and served from, the same unit.
Prices for the WineEmotion range start from £3,750.
18 February 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor