by Jim Bartlett October 01, 2021
As we've covered in previous articles, you can increase your wine revenue by selling more and better quality wine in your restaurant, wine bar, tasting room, or retail store by using wine preservation. And, you can learn about the Top Ways to Preserve Open Bottles of Wine, with any method that uses 100% argon gas to preserve the wine being the best (because it's all about The Science of Argon). You can even learn How to Conduct a Trial of Wine Preservationin your business, so you can see for yourself how well preserving open bottles of wine work to increase your wine revenue.
OK, fine. But, being the shrewd operator that you are, you want to know how much is this going to cost? Is this juice worth the squeeze, so to speak...
First, we're going to presume that you've accepted the fact that 100% Argon is the best method to preserve wine. This cost evaluation focuses on the most popular methods in the market used in businesses to deliver argon into open bottles of wine. The 3 main wine preservation methods that use 100% argon are:
There are 3 costs to consider in evaluating a wine preservation system or method. And each of the 3 top methods has a significant difference across the 3 costs. Depending on your business strategy, customer base, available capital, and level of commitment, you can spend quite a bit or money or spend very little money to use wine preservation to increase wine revenue.
The three main cost areas are:
Get to the point. See the table below for the 3 main wine preservation methods in the market, the capital and consumable costs described above, and the calculated cost per bottle saved.
As you can see, there is a significant difference is cost per bottle saved across the different methods. How you think about capital vs operating expense is certainly important, but even if your capital budget is buried in initial construction plans, there is still a significant cost difference in the consumable supplies, let alone the labor / time required to use the methods in a fast paced operating environment.
|Wine Preservation Method||Capital Cost||Consumable||Cost Per Bottle Saved||Labor / Speed and Ease of Use|
|Cabinet (like Napa Technologies)||
per 4 bottle unit
Est 1,000 bottle life
$499 for 3 tanks
40 bottles per tank
Total: $7.16 / bottle saved
Time consuming bottle change process
Complicated routine maintenance requirements
|Device (like Coravin)||
Est 500 bottle life
4 bottles per cartridge
Total: $1.80 / bottle saved
Time consuming pouring process
Precise routine maintenance requirements
Periodic maintenance and replacement partsrequired
|Canister (like Silvadore Wine Preserver)||$0.00||
33 bottles per can
Total: $0.30 / bottle saved
Fast to Use
No maintenance required
Easily and quickly preserve multiple bottles at end of shift
There is really no doubt that using Argon Gas Canisters for your wine preserver is the lowest cost solution to save open bottles of wine and increase your wine revenue. There is a place for expensive cabinets - they're beautiful and are part of the bar design and visual aesthetic. But don't expect them to be easy to use or cost effective for preserving many bottles of wine. There is also a place for expensive devices - they're pretty to look at, fun conversation starters, and can make operational sense for a small pour frequency on very high end bottles. But, they're not practical to use across many open bottles of wine, especially if pouring with frequency or operating in a fast paced environment.
There's really only one 100% argon wine preserver that you can implement in your On Premise operation that doesn't require any capital investment, is simple and easy to use with no maintenance or additional supplies required, and is super fast and easy for your staff to use. That is Silvadore Wine Preserver.
Sign up for a wholesale account today, or purchase Silvadore from your wine distributor and/or foodservice distributor. With Wholesale pricing, online ordering, order history and order tracking, you're sourcing of Silvadore can be just as easy as preserving the bottles of wine behind your bar!
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Safety Note: there are several important safety considerations to factor in when considering these methods. Coravin specifically advises you to put the bottle into their protective sleeve when using, just in case the bottle explodes during use. Napa Technologies has pages of safety warnings regarding sharp elements, electrical hazards, and pressurized gas canisters. Of course, all of the methods can be operated safely with proper training and personel. But, how confident are you that a bottle change or tableside pour will be 100% safe on a late Saturday evening? It worries us a bit.
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