The Enemies of Wine and How to Combat Them

Posted by Kevin Eaton on Aug 8, 2016 12:30:00 PM

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Wine’s popularity in the U.S. continues to increase, making it a major profit center for restaurants and bars. And Perlick’s line of WINEcertified products are designed and engineered to protect vintages from the most common enemies of wine. Let's take a look at how to combat the enemies of wine.

Limit Vibration

With no bottles being handled, the risk of vibration is greatly reduced. Frequent disturbances and movements agitate wine, interfering with the biochemical process of maturation and preservation.

Protect from Light

Light is one of wine’s biggest enemies, but when tapped, the wine doesn’t see the light of day until a fresh glass is poured.

Protect from Oxygen

When air gets into a bottle of wine, the wine will begin to oxidize. White wines brown, red wines fade, and all will take on a Sherry-like nose. By dispensing from the keg, the wine is not exposed to outside oxygen til the wine is dispensed into the glass.

Maintain Consistant Temperature

A wine’s prime flavor profile is brought forward when served at the proper temperature. Inconsistant temperature and a variance in temperature range can change the flavor profile of the wine.

What is WINEcertified?

WINEcertified is Perlick’s guarantee that all Perlick products and their components are manufactured to properly store and dispense wine. See below for the Wine Certified standards for wine dispensing. 

 Perlick WINEcertifiedSanitary 304 Stainless Steel Faucet

• Made entirely of Sanitary 304 Stainless Steel
• Ideal option for wine and other high-acidity beverages
because 304 Stainless Steel will have no affect on flavor

Sanitary 304 Stainless Steel Shank
• Designed to ensure wine only comes in contact with
Sanitary 304 Stainless Steel
• Recommended for use with 1/4” I.D. Flavor-Lock Tubing

Flavor-Lock Tubing
• Exceptional gas retention; No permeation of gas or
strong flavors from inside or outside the tube
• Prevents oxygen from entering the tubing, which can
give wine an “off-taste”
• Construction reduces bacteria growth

Sanitary 304 Stainless Steel Union
• Made entirely of Sanitary 304 Stainless Steel
• Joins the two ends of Flavor-Lock Tubing and creates
an air-tight seal to prevent oxygen from entering and
compromising the wine’s flavor profile

Keg Coupler with Sanitary 304 Stainless Steel Probe
• Probe made entirely of Sanitary 304 Stainless Steel
• Accepts Nitrogen, Argon and blended gases

Learn more about storing and dispensing wine in this free and comprehensive guide.

Florida's Guide to Storing and Dispensing Wine CTA

Topics: Perlick, Beer Systems, Bar & Beverage