Le Verre de Vin Wine Preservation Systems
The team at Bermar have been supplying the world’s leading still and sparkling wine preservation systems, Le Verre de Vin, for over 25 years. Today it is an iconic tool for restaurants, bars and hotels across the globe. They work to keep your wines looking fresher for longer once open by preventing oxidation, and are the perfect solution for restaurants, bars and everyday consumers who want to enjoy premium wines by the glass.
How long does wine last for once it has been opened? There are a few different factors that influence how long a wine will continue to look fresh after it has been opened, including the style, variety and the way it has been stored.
Most sparkling wines can retain their fizz and fruit profile for 1-3 days if kept refrigerated with the use of a stopper. White wines can last for around 3-7 days if refrigerated and sealed with a stopper or cork, however there is typically some variation depending on style. Similarly, red wine tends to stay fresh for 3-5 days if sealed and kept in a cool dark place. As the name suggests, fortified wines generally stay fresh for longer than still wines and can last for up to 21 days if well-sealed and stored in the fridge or a cool dark place.
Using a wine preservation system significantly increases the life of an open bottle, with all of the styles listed above retaining their freshness, structure and flavour profile for up to 21 days with a Le Verre de Vin preservation system.
Why does wine go bad once opened? There are two main reasons wine goes bad once opened.
The first is due to acetic acid bacteria, which consumes the alcohol in wine and metabolises it into acetic acid and acetaldehyde. This is what causes the wine to develop a volatile, vinegar-like smell and a harsh acidity on the palate.
The second is due to oxidation, where extended exposure to oxygen causes a nutty, bruised fruit taste, which robs the wine of fresh and fruity flavours. This process occurs as soon as a bottle of wine is opened, and there are plenty of red wines and some white wines that benefit from contact with oxygen, primarily in the form of decanting. However, an open bottle of wine will rapidly begin to deteriorate with extended exposure to air.
In both cases a chemical reaction is occurring that affects the appearance, smell and taste of a wine. However, these reactions are slower when wine is well-sealed and stored at a lower temperature.
How does a wine preservation system work? The Le Verre de Vin technology works by removing the oxygen to a precisely controlled level, preserving the wine without any risk to its subtle structure. Preserving still wines takes from 2-5 seconds during which time a vacuum is created within the bottle.
For sparkling wine or Champagne preservation, it’s not just a matter of preventing oxidation but also retaining the wine’s sparkle. Therefore, preventing the release of the naturally occurring CO2 is key to ensuring that the fizz stays locked in the wine and any issue of oxidation is eliminated.
What are the key features of the Le Verre de Vin systems? What makes the Le Verre de Vin such an effective preservation system is ease and versatility with which it can be used, with still, sparkling or fortified staying fresh for up to 21 days after opening – far longer than their normal open life.
Designed initially for use in hospitality settings, the Le Verre de Vin systems are engineered to be operated in busy commercial environments and have a low running cost. They are easy to maintain, with a range of systems built to suit different spaces and requirements. Simple and easy to use, the preservation process is automated and includes an automatic shut-off, as well as lights that guide the operation until completion.And as wine never enters the system, cleaning is not a laborious task.
LVDV Wine Preservation Products: The Classic Le Verre de Vin preservation system has become an iconic tool for restaurants, bars and hotels across the globe. It is easily wall mounted, saving valuable bar space.
Thanks to its recent facelift the Classic is now available in two striking, contemporary finishes with embossed logos and illuminated nozzles which guide you through the preservation process.
With their innovative, modular design, the perfect Pod Bar can be created to fit easily into any bar, and they are flexible enough to allow extra Pods to be added later, without the need for further investment in wine-preservation technology.
The Pod Bar is ideal for on-trade operators looking to maximise their wine & Champagne ‘by the glass’ sales, for wine merchants and retailers to offer a ‘try before you buy’ service, or for discerning wine lovers looking for the perfect solution for their wine collection at home.
Compact LVDV systems offer a discrete under-bar solution whilst incorporating the proven LVDV still wine and Champagne preservation technology. Available in a contemporary finish with embossed logo and illuminated nozzles which guide you through the preservation process.
As standard, these units are supplied with all the necessary fixings for an under-counter installation saving valuable bar space, although surface mounting is also possible if required.
The new Le Verre de Vin Portable Tower is without doubt the world’s most flexible, commercial-grade still wine and Champagne preservation system – and has been designed with input from globally renowned wine makers.
The Portable Tower is compact, easy to transport and doesn’t require any permanent installation – just place it on a stable surface and plug in.
Le Verre de Vin Tower system can be configured to fit virtually any bar operation. Whether it’s a stand-alone, wall mounted or fixed to existing or new refrigeration to create a bespoke wine service station. The Tower range offers the widest possible application of Le Verre de Vin wine preservation technology.