Patent published on September 21, 2023

New Patent Promises Fresh Wine by the Glass with Versabev Dispenser

The patent, US20230294973A1, introduces a solution to an age-old wine-lovers' dilemma - how to savor a variety of wines by the glass without wasting the remaining contents of the bottle.

For years now, the hoary practice of wine connoisseurs having to purchase entire bottles of wine has posed a number of challenges. It limits the ability to offer a wide array of wines by the glass. Once an expensive bottle of wine is opened, it runs the risk of oxidation over time, sometimes a few days, leading to a dismal detoriation in quality. The cost associated with this problem often gets passed onto the consumer, who opt, more often than not, for low-end wines available 'by the glass'.

An additional challenge faced by establishments like restaurants and bars is the considerable expenses of systems designed to preserve the wine in each bottle, and the labor and time involved in maintaining these systems. The situation is exacerbated during peak business hours, when maintaining quality service is paramount.

The patent, filed by Versabev, presents a solution that mitigates many of these critical issues. It details a special device - think of it like a highly specialized box - that can efficiently store and dispense liquids in pressurized conditions. The invention essentially is a box carrying liquids, equipped with tubes, valves and enhanced pressure control systems. This allows precise movement, storage, and mixture of liquids, ensuring wine can be preserved longer and served efficiently.

Imagine a bustling Friday evening at your favorite local bar, as people gather to unwind from a busy work week. With this new device, patrons can enjoy a variety of wines by the glass, served fresh, satisfying both their diverse palettes and desire for cost-effectiveness. Restaurant owners too breathe a sigh of relief, having found a solution that offers a wider range, reduces waste, lowers costs, and potentially increases profits.

The patent assures scalability of the system, making it suitable for various establishments – from homes to large commercial restaurants. This could feasibly change the way consumers and businesses interact with wine, taking away the pressure of bottle purchases.

However, while the patent presents a promising leap in wine preservation and dispensation, it's crucial to remember that it's still an invention on paper. The patent has yet to be put through the paces of real-world application and there's no guarantee it will appear in the marketplace.

P.S. This article discusses a patent, no confirmation is available whether this product will hit the market or not.

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