By Kathy Bowry
WineEmotion UK has launched a fine wine dispenser, the five-bottle Cinque.
A compact unit, the Cinque is designed for outlets serving a range of fine wines by the glass. It delivers a precise, controlled measure and keeps open bottles of wine in perfect condition for up to 30 days, claims the company, with no possibility of wine spoilage, oxidisation or cross contamination.
“Increasingly discerning consumers want to enjoy fine wines, and are happy to pay the premium, but don’t necessarily want to buy a whole bottle,” says Dan Lovell, Managing Director of WineEmotion UK, part of the SEEGiR group, which offers a wide range of specialist wine storage and service equipment.
“Likewise, operators don’t want to open a bottle of fine wine and only sell one glass from it. The Cinque provides the solution, in a stylish cabinet that will promote sales.”
Keeping the wine in the best possible condition over an extended period is achieved by the Isol Plus dispense system, which isolates each bottle and uses a safe, inert gas to prevent oxidisation. The Cinque is available in either an ambient or a refrigerated version, which features a sophisticated controller that maintains the preferred temperature, with a range from 7 to 18°C.
A key benefit of serving fine wine by the glass is its profitability – but that can go down the drain if staff are over generous with measures. The Cinque dispenses a choice of three different measures, each precisely controlled, at the touch of a button eliminating the risk of wine wastage.
Each WineEmotion UK system offers a variety of technologies to protect and enhance management of the fine wine service, including self-service chip cards and software to monitor and manage the system.
Optional extras include biometric fingerprint identification and currently under development is the WineEmotion App.
List prices for the Cinque wine dispenser start from £3750+VAT.
WineEmotion UK is part of the SEEGiR group.