By Vanessa Wolf
Fine wine lovers, rejoice.
The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is officially the first major resort in the United States to integrate the Vino-Barista Wine Preservation System within their property.
What does that mean?
Well, in case you haven’t heard, the Vino-Barista is a state-of-the-art wine preservation system developed in Japan in 2002 that will allow the Sheraton Maui to revolutionize the way wine is offered by the glass to their guests.
The product holds an 80% 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.
“We are privileged and excited to be the first resort property in the US to own and operate the Vino-Barista system,” says Brandon J. Maeda, director of food & beverage for the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.
“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 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 US 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% 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.”
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