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Wine Dispensing Best Practices

March 12th, 2013 No comments

WineKeeper’s Magnum 8 Bottle

You found that perfect wine while tasting at a sun-soaked vineyard years ago. You carefully carried a bottle home and placed it in your wine cellar. You monitored the temperature and humidity. You researched and thought about when the right time to open it. Finally, tonight’s the night: it’s time to uncork that bottle and at long last, enjoy the wine inside. But here’s the rub: you don’t want to down the whole precious bottle in one night. How do you enjoy the wine over a few days without losing that taste you’ve worked so hard to build?

Anyone who’s left a bottle out on the counter or in the refrigerator knows that the wine just doesn’t taste quite as good the next night. Can you save your wine without losing taste? The answer is yes: Your just need a wine dispenser.

Wine dispensers are devices designed to preserve wines. They store wines at appropriately cool temperatures, and keep oxygen from coming in contact with the liquid inside the bottle. You’ve probably seen wine dispensers used at restaurants and bars. But wine dispensers are available for home use, too.

One wine dispensing system we recommend is the WineKeeper. WineKeepers work by replacing the oxygen in the open bottle with nitrogen, a gas that doesn’t react with wine. Meanwhile, they hold bottles in a refrigerator specifically calibrated to the right temperature to preserve the wine. To use the system, you uncork the wine, insert the dispenser’s stopper faucet, and plug in the gas. You’re ready to pour a perfect glass.

WineKeeper offers a wide variety of dispensers. If you’re a restaurant or bar owner, you might be interested in something like their 8-bottle model, available in all kind of finishes from oak to stainless steel, and customizable with features like chrome faucets and a door lock. This model has different temperature zones for white and red wines, making it simple to keep each at its correct temperature.

If you’re a home enthusiast, you might be more interested in WineKeeper’s 4-bottle model, called the Napa. Though smaller, this model uses the same nitrogen preservation technology and advanced refrigeration system, and has two separate compartments for wine and red wines.

Whether you need a commercial or personal model, WineKeepers will keep opened bottles of wine fresh for weeks, so that you never waste that second half of the bottle again.

Featuring: The WineKeeper 3-Bottle Executive

March 15th, 2012 No comments
WineKeeper 3-Bottle Executive

The WineKeeper 3-Bottle Executive

Ever have a really good glass of wine you’d like to savor forever?  If not forever, how about one you’d want to keep around to sip on over the next few weeks?

We’ve all had those magic bottles of wine we wanted to keep around for little tastes, but couldn’t preserve adequately for more than a few days.  With the WineKeeper 3-Bottle Executive, however, the game changes!  Designed to elegantly display three wine bottles, the WineKeeper 3-Bottle Executive keeps your wine chilled, ready to dispense, and well-preserved for weeks!  Now, you can keep that “magic” bottle around to savor!  Available in a modern black or traditional oak finish, the WineKeeper 3-Bottle Executive can easily match your kitchen or wine room decor.  Lightweight (12 lbs.) and easy to move, the WineKeeper 3-Bottle Executive uses easy-to-replace Argon or Nitrogen canisters.  It makes a perfect, portable wine dispenser at parties, as well as at home.  Don’t let that good bottle of wine go to waste!  Keep it fresh and chilled with the WineKeeper 3-Bottle Executive.

ETL-Certified Monterey WineKeepers: The Safest Way to Preserve & Dispense Wine

July 18th, 2011 No comments

ETL Product logo

Several of Vintage Cellars’ products are ETL-certified (see our Education Center article about ETL for more information about the certification), but three of the new Monterey WineKeeper products are our first WineKeeper Wine Preservers & Dispensers to be tested and approved by Intertek‘s Electrical Testing Labs!

Feel confident that our Monterey 4-Bottle ETL WineKeeper, Monterey 8-Bottle ETL WineKeeper, and Monterey 12-Bottle ETL WineKeeper offer the safest way to preserve and dispense wine in your restaurant or bar. These products can cool several bottles of wine at once and they make dispensing both reds and whites a snap, especially during parties or wine tasting events. Monterey ETL WineKeepers keep your wine tasting fresh for weeks, so you never have to worry when you’re too tired for more than a single glass of wine before bed, and they reduce the risk of you filling up your fridge with half-consumed bottles.

So, consider an ETL-Certified Monterey WineKeeper. You’ll know that Intertek independently tested it for safety, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how perfect each and every glass of wine will taste and feel.

ETL Magnum 12 Bottle Wine Keeper

Refill Canisters for Wine Preservation Systems–On Sale!

January 25th, 2011 No comments

If you use a wine preservation system like The Keeper, don’t forget that you’ll need to stock up on refill nitrogen canisters.  And nowwine preservation is a great time to buy!  These refill canisters are on sale right now, so it’s a great time to buy a few extras so that you won’t run out in a time of need.

refill canister

Each canister preserves 25 bottles of wine or so, and they’re available in 2-packs, 4-packs, 6-packs, or 12-packs.  So stock up now and forget about worrying that you’ll run out of nitrogen!

If you don’t have The Keeper wine preservation system, you’re in luck–it’s on sale too.  The Keeper is a wine preservation system that allows you to keep a bottle of wine fresh even after it’s been opened.  Wine preservation systems allow you to open a bottle of wine without worrying whether you’re in the mood to finish the whole thing.

The Keeper is a particularly elegant solution to this problem.  This system isn’t bulky and won’t take up a ton of space in your kitchen.  Just open a bottle of wine, plug in the stopper and the nitrogen, and you’re good to go.  The system replaces the oxygen in the top of the bottle with nitrogen, which is non-reactive and won’t change the taste of your wine like oxygen does.  It makes a great gift too!  You can get the standard preservation system, or even one that comes with an extra canister and stopper, allowing you to preserve more than one bottle at a time.

Wine-Saving Solution: The Napa 4-Bottle WineKeeper

January 13th, 2011 No comments

wine preservationIf you’re a wine aficionado, you’ll be drooling over this 4-bottle wine saving system by WineKeeper. WineKeeper makes devices that preserve and dispense open bottles of wine. If you’ve ever wanted to open a special bottle of wine, but haven’t felt up to finishing the whole thing at once, you’ve faced the dilemma of many wine collectors. You don’t want to leave a bottle open to lose some of the precious flavors you’ve been looking forward to, yet you don’t always want to down an entire bottle in one night.

If you’ve ever wanted to savor a bottle over a couple of nights, you might think about investing in a wine preservation system. This Napa 4-bottle WineKeeper is a great option for the home wine collector.

Here’s how it works: piping connected to each wine bottle dispenses nitrogen, replacing the oxygen in the tops of the bottles with this non-reactive gas.  While oxygen will interact with the chemicals in the wine, changing the way the flavors taste and pushing the wine towards rancid, nitrogen doesn’t.  Your wine is preserved in perfect condition, allowing you to drink it at your leisure.  When you’re ready to enjoy your wine, the WineKeeper smoothly dispenses it into your glass.

In addition, the WineKeeper keeps your wines at the correct temperature, and this model even comes with dual temperature zones, so you can store both whites and reds perfectly at once.  Perfectly kept wine, always at hand?  Sign me up!

The Thanksgiving Leftovers Solution

November 21st, 2010 No comments

The thing about Thanksgiving is that when the dishes are done and the last stray family member has been gently coaxed out the door, there are always leftovers.  I’m talking about two kinds of leftovers, one good, one bad.  The food leftovers are the wonderful ones: almost better than Thanksgiving itself is a perfect Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich with roast turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce inside.

But the leftovers you’re sad to find in the kitchen?  The half-empty wine bottles that collected on the table and in corners.  Whether you’re opening a new wine for each course, or pleasing everyone with one white and one red, you’re bound to have a couple of strays lingering in corners, unnoticed until after the guests have left.

Throwing out this kind of Thanksgiving leftovers would be sacrilegious to any true oenophile.  But what to do?  They’ll go bad before you can finish them off.  Meet the WineKeeper, a wonderful invention for wine lovers all year round, but especially useful for the adult version of Thanksgiving leftovers.

The WineKeeper is a wine preservation system to that allows you to keep your bottles perfectly fresh for weeks.  It works by

WineKeeper's 4-bottle "Napa" model

replacing the oxygen in the top of an opened bottle (which is what speeds up the aging process–too much exposure causes the wine to spoil), with nitrogen gas, which doesn’t react with the wine.  The bottle is hooked up to a tap, so that you can easily pour yourself (or a guest) a fresh glass whenever you please.

The WineKeeper is a great product for wine lovers, because it allows you to keep open several bottles at once.  Say you and your spouse feel like drinking different wines, or you’re hosting a small dinner party in which you show off your expertise by matching the perfect wine to each course.  A wine preservation system allows you to keep several bottles open at once without ever worrying that your hard-earned investment will end up down the drain.

If there’s a wine collector in your family, you might also consider a WineKeeper for a fabulous Christmas present.  Bonus: no wine will be wasted this Christmas dinner!