Why Enomatic? What sets Enomatic apart from other wine serving and preservation systems out there?
In so many ways! Other than the quality of the components and longevity in the marketplace, we have been in business as a UK distributor for 12+ years and our Italian R&D department have been working to evolve the brand for over 20 years, ensuring that we stay current and able to serve our customers in the best way possible. We are also the only company providing this kind of equipment to the hospitality industry with a full time in-house UK based staff with a service desk to assist staff. We partner with all of our customers to provide the best service possible and to support their business. Cheesy, I know, but true!
Enomatic is a tool for anyone in the hospitality industry to serve fine wines by the glass – this translates into businesses eliminating waste and increasing profits. It’s that good! And it’s simple: the state-of-the-art dispensers use patented technology and inert gas to displace the air in open bottles and preserve the wine for up to 21 days – this allows businesses to expand their by the glass offerings of premium wines, so benefits the business in terms of profits, and it’s a win for the consumer to enjoy a great wine by the glass. We also find that consumers tend to broaden their tastes and start to enjoy different wines that they wouldn’t usually have tried, just by having the ability to select a small pour first… before selecting a larger pour - and these dispensers are a little addictive!
Where is Enomatic based in the UK?
Our head office is in Norwich, and our team is amazing, covering Scotland to Cornwall and everything in between – on a weekly basis! As a business concept we combine working in Ops and Sales, unusual but it is efficient and seamless and means that we never promise what we can’t deliver! We are lucky that we have an amazing team here in the UK, another in Dublin, all supported by our techs in Italy.
Where would a pub, bar or restaurant begin if they wanted to install a wine serving system? A small village pub is very different from a large restaurant with high-end single glass pours. Their needs would differ right?
Right! But our systems are relevant in every type of venue - a small village pub is very different to a high end restaurant or hotel in the city, but the benefits and the ability to increase profit with these dispensers is the same. The key is to find your sweet spot – consumers enjoy a nice glass of wine whether they are in a village or a city, but the key is finding the right wines to serve by the glass according to your clientele and demographic – not your house wines, but a step up – those wines that wouldn’t usually be available by the glass – and then it’s a win-win! Businesses see a profit in the sales of wines by the glass, and consumers have a choice of wines that might not usually be available.
It sounds like an absolute no brainer to have a wine serving system due to the fact that over-pouring and lack of portion control leads to reduced profit margins. They also look brilliant behind the bar and really enhance the aesthetics of a venue. Are there still ‘Man over Machine’ sceptics out there?
Thanks! We’re proud of the design and a lot of thought goes into that along with functionality. Man over machine? I don’t think so! Customers like the ability to select the wine, maybe taste and then select a larger glass, and love the buzz and camaraderie created by this kind of environment. Add to that control of wastage and over pouring, profits, whites and reds served at the correct temperature, three volumes which can be programmed… Sorry, what was the question?!
It’s hard to pick one from the thousands of jobs undertaken but, do you have a favourite install at a venue that just has a real wow factor? The type where a potential customer could go and see just how great the kit is for themselves.
There are so many who really get it and have made a great success with this concept. As a start – Le Vignoble Plymouth and Bristol; Salut in Manchester; Hedonism, London; Loki in Birmingham (now in three locations), The Sampler, Selfridges, Berry Bros., The Wallow in Norwich… there are so many! It can be so simple – great wines by the glass, a few nibbles, a nice environment and a wine list to keep it interesting…
Who is the perfect client? A huge wine bar one would imagine, ha!
Ah but indies have a lot of heart – it’s where we started and we don’t take that for granted, but also the wine suppliers, local pubs, restaurants, and more and more private customers are adding to their kitchens and wine cellars. Also, the commercial groups with projects which keep pushing us to be our best with integrations of cards and systems are always helping us grow and learn… We recognise the value of every single customer and appreciate their business.
Where can wine preservation and serving systems go from here? Are there any designs or products on the drawing board that you can let us in on?
We continue to evolve! Our newest series - the Roma - has been well received in the industry and they are beautiful! They supersede the Elite systems, still with the patented tapping head technology, but with some new bells and whistles, new wallpaper choices, larger touch screen. It’s a good time to get excited about getting back to work and serving the industry in so many ways, and the Roma is just the ticket!
We’re also involved in some exciting integration projects – with retailers, cruise ships, vineyards, hotel and hospitality management systems – it keeps us busy and on our toes!
Any establishments close to home you can tell us about?
Yes, the Wallow on Exchange Street in Norwich, which we opened as a working wine bar/showroom. It’s now under new management due to its success, and Laz and Kane provide a welcoming space at any time of day – they have 48 wines available by the glass over three levels. Also, the beautiful Harper Hotel in Langham, near the Norfolk coast – an absolutely beautiful place for a get-away – your room key will now also serve you wine! Too easy, right?
Also very exciting for us – we’ve completed integration with M&S! We are extremely proud to be associated with them. You can now scan your Sparks card and taste all four featured wines of the month prior to making your purchase. It’s rolling out across the country so check your local M&S wine department!
It’s great to see the communities within the wine and hospitality industries do well and use all the tools at their disposal to maximise profits, and and we couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of it.
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Weights & Measures / Licensing & GDPR
Under the Weights & Measures Act 1985 all wine dispensing systems are required to verify the volume poured by the use of marked and lined glassware, or by using a certified measure to verify the volume poured. For further details please see Weights & Measures Act 1985 document contained in the link below. All licensing requirements and compliance thereof are the responsibility of the Buyer.