World of Hospitality

Over the past months EuroCave Professional has been delighted to work with the wonderful Harwood Arms pub in Fulham, London with its wine storage and wine service needs.

The Harwood Arms is a Michelin starred ‘gastro pub’ which has always offered an excellent range of wines. But, coinciding with a refurbishment of the bar area, they wanted to increase their wine by the glass offering.

The Wine Bar 8.0 is a wine preservation system using an air-extraction system to preserve the wines for up to 10 days (subject to how much oxygen has been dissolved in the wine prior to it being placed in the unit) under the perfect monitored vacuum at 0.3atm. In the unlikely event any air enters the open bottle, the Wine Bar will remove it again. It is proven that the appropriate partial vacuum above the wine surface within an open bottle slows the reaction of the wine with oxygen. The problem with pumps and stoppers is that most people use too strong a vacuum (or not strong enough) and the vacuum only remains for a short time as the stoppers allow air to slowly leak back into the bottle.

If the wine is not open, it is a perfect wine bottle cooler. And with the units illuminated by LEDs with a variety of coloured lighting options operated by remote control, it can really showcase your wine offering to your guests and tempt them into moving up through the wine list, and therefore generating more revenue and less wastage.

The Harwood Arms now have two Wine Bar 8.0’s that enable them to offer 16 wines by the glass which are stored and preserved in the best possible way.

But their EuroCave affiliation doesn’t end there. The Harwood Arms have also invested in a Dual Zone wine cabinet to ensure that the wines sold by the bottle are being served at the perfect temperature, and from the best environment.