How does a wine dispenser work?
A wine dispenser can be compared to a traditional drinks dispenser. It allows customers who wish to drink a single glass to have a solution that will protect the rest of the wine in the bottle. The bottles are placed in a machine that aims to preserve your wine for +/- 2 to 4 weeks depending on the technique and allowing your wine to retain the same flavours. The machine also allows to propose a stable temperature of service, which is not to be underestimated because often the temperature of the wine is the principal defect. Some machines also allow you to measure the quantity served or even to automate the service via a payment card, which makes it a self-service machine.
So why choose a wine by the glass dispenser?
Wine by the glass dispensers are primarily aimed at wine professionals grouped under the CHR appellation: Cafés, Hotels, Restaurants. This means that catering professionals can offer an extensive menu without the risk of loss and therefore the risk of profitability.
For the customer, a wine dispenser system at a professional’s premises is also a guarantee of quality: wine that is well preserved and at the right temperature is reassuring, and it allows one to try tastings by the glass that one would not have thought of if only the bottle was proposed… !
It is therefore a win-win situation, for the trader as well as for the consumer
How to choose the right wine dispenser?
There are several types of distributors and we will review them here
Traditional wine by the glass dispenser
Small 2-bottle dispensers that operate on vacuum or nitrogen are much less efficient than professional machines that operate on Argon.
Indeed, vacuum air is known to pull out tannins, and nitrogen to be highly volatile.
Thus, as a cork is never completely watertight (except for the original cork and then sealed) the nitrogen escapes from the bottle naturally leaving room for oxidation…
Then there are portable wine dispensers, equipped with a countertop cellar and a system of aeration, service and conservation – French patent called Wikeeps –
The advantage of this system is that it is portable, does not require any installation other than an outlet and allows for easy handling of your bottles during service, unlike closed cabinets which require more extensive handling.
On the economic aspect, these solutions are also unbeatable as the initial investment is reduced.
Your bottles will be maintained at a temperature of +5°C to +18°C.
And why not a wine cellar: order them from Wikeeps!
We also offer other wine cellars in our range of professional accessories.
Our wine cellars range from 4 to 292 bottles and are divided into free-standing wine cellars, built-in wine cellars and countertop wine cellars.
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