KAANAPALI - Vino-Barista International Co. Ltd. announced that the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the first major resort in the U.S. to integrate the Vino-Barista Wine Preservation System within their property.
The new system will allow the resort to revolutionize the way wine is offered by the glass to guests.
The Vino-Barista is a state-of-the-art wine preservation system developed in Japan in 2002. It holds an 80 percent share of the Japanese market and is the only system in the world that allows for a bottle of wine to be opened and poured without exposing the wine to oxygen at any time throughout the process, thereby completely preventing oxidation.
Vino-Barista International’s wine preservation system opens and pours wine by the glass in a 100 percent oxygen-free environment, preserving the wine and completely preventing oxidation. The company’s four-bottle system is pictured.
"We are privileged and excited to be the first resort property in the U.S. to own and operate the Vino-Barista system," stated Brandon J. Maeda, director of food and beverage for the Sheraton Maui. "The system affords us the advantage of serving top-tier wines by the glass to our guests that we would not otherwise have the opportunity to offer," continued Maeda, "which allows us to greatly exceed guest expectations and elevate their food and beverage experience to a degree that was previously not possible."
"The Sheraton Maui strives to go above and beyond the expected to offer exceptional service and hospitality to their guests, and this truly embodies our mission at Vino-Barista. It is one of the many reasons why we are proud they are the first U.S. resort to fully utilize Vino-Barista," said Kuni Tanida, COO of Vino-Barista International Co. Ltd.
"Our system will allow them to offer any wine by the glass, including premium wine which could previously only be sold as a bottle, with the assurance that it is maintained at its highest quality. It is as if you are pouring the wine for the first time, 100 percent preserved and at the proper serving temperature. Vino-Barista enables hospitality venues such as the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa to greatly expand their 'wine by the glass' programs, maximize profits and provide the utmost quality service to their guests."
Vino-Barista International is expanding to the continental U.S. in the fall of 2013, targeting both the commercial and private residential markets.