The weather outside is frightful, but for wine drinkers it’s delightful. Winter is the perfect time for sipping your favorite wine by the fire or television. No matter the weather where you are, things could always be a little cozier with your favorite vino on tap.

Let me introduce you to the wine preservation dispenser—a wine lover’s solution to the armchair quarterback’s beloved kegerator. This technological wonder is guaranteed to keep your wine tasting great and at the perfect drinking temperature. And it also offers a surprisingly unique way to store and pour your favorite bottles.

Are you frustrated by spending money on your favorite bottle only to have it go bad, making you feel next time you must finish the whole bottle when you know you shouldn’t or worse yet, decide to waste the remaining wine down the drain? We feel your pain. If you’re ready to preserve your wine and have an eye-catching and attractive way to serve it, then we have a great solution for you.

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What is a wine preservation dispenser?

For the true wine connoisseur, the most important benefit of a dispenser is taste. Most wines tend to lose their flavor relatively quickly when stored in an open bottle. A wine preservation dispenser eliminates this issue. There is more to the eye keeping your wine fresh. It is a technological marvel! A wine dispenser typically holds a bottle or several bottles of wine, depending on its brand, model, and size. However, it also allows the drinker to pour a temperature controlled and pre-measured amount into their glass. Wine preservation dispensers also help keep your wine bacteria-free. It does this by pouring the wine from a sanitary location rather than from a  bottle sitting open on the counter or in the fridge.

How does it work?

The main culprit behind an undrinkable glass of wine from an open bottle? Oxygen. oxygen essentially “flattens” your wine, stealing its flavor over time. There is intelligent technology behind wine preservation dispensers. The basic principle is all about minimizing air exposure to keep your wine tasting and smelling fresh while having it stored and ready to pour at its optimal serving conditions.

A wine dispenser uses nitrogen or argon gas to preserve the flavor and aroma of an opened bottle. The gas is filled into the headspace of a partially empty bottle, creating an oxygen-free atmosphere that eliminates the oxidation that causes flavor degradation in as short as just a few hours. The inert environment helps to preserve the character, taste, color, and aroma for up to several weeks after opening. And the best part about investing in a wine dispenser is that you can keep multiple bottles open at the same time. So, you can always have different varieties ready and waiting when company shows up on your doorstep.

How much does it cost?

All the convenience of a wine preservation dispenser comes with a price tag. The initial cost for an automated wine preservation dispenser falls into the range of $3,000 to $20,000, depending on brand, model, size, and features. While you can find some more affordable preservation options at local stores or directly online, you won’t be getting the same level of preservation and serving capabilities as you would with a full-blown wine preservation dispenser. Another thing to keep in mind if you’re considering buying a wine preservation dispenser. The cost doesn’t necessarily include shipping and installation, or the gas needed to preserve. While installing a wine preservation dispenser is not difficult, the process does take a bit of knowledge.

What to expect with the installation?

Unless you have a decent amount of plumbing and electrical experience, hiring an expert is a worthy investment when having your wine preservation dispenser installed. Professionals will have the skills to install the unit correctly, including any connections. They can also provide advice and tips on how to best store, serve, and maintain the wine preservation dispenser to keep it operating at optimal condition. Fortunately, once your unit is installed, upkeep is relatively straightforward and minimal. Most models, when properly maintained, just require periodic cleaning and minor maintenance by replacing parts such as filters or seals that may wear down over time, due to normal usage.

What is WineStation by Napa Technology?

WineStation by Napa Technology can deliver a perfect glass of wine every time. Napa Technology’s patented Clean-Pour dispensing head and AccuServe® RFID card management software, the WineStation technology has no match. WineStation is made in the USA and has the most responsive support system of all major manufacturers of wine preservation dispensers. It has an over 99% uptime and is the world’s most sanitary premeasured pouring process in a climate-controlled preservation dispenser.

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