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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.

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.