(formerly Eurocave Sowine Home Wine Bar)
The WineArt Wine Preservation System is a great wine preservation appliance developed and manufactured by the EuroCave company based in Lyon, France.
The company is famous for its top-quality, high-end home wine cellars and wine storage appliances.
The WineArt Wine Preservation System is the first sophisticated wine preservation system designed for home use.
Note: When it was first launched the unit’s name was EuroCave Sowine Home Wine Bar. They redesigned and improved the unit and changed the name a couple of years later.
Brand: WineArt Wine Preservation System
Capacity: two bottles, opened or unopened (750 ml, Bordeaux-style),
Temperature Zones: 2 separate sections with their own temperature control
Dimensions: H: 18.8″ (478 mm), W: 9.6″ (245 mm), D: 9.75″ (248 mm)
Recommended ambient temperature: 64 – 80°F (cc.18 – 27°C)
Price: cc. 400 – 500 USD.
Main Features & Benefits
Dual Zone Feature – Cools/Preserves 2 Bottles of Wine
It has two distinct temperature zones so you can preserve a bottle of red and a bottle of white/sparkling wine at the right temperature similtaneuosly.
Vacuum-Sealed, Temperature-Controlled Wine Preservation for 2 Bottles
You can keep two bottles of red or white or one of each type of wine in the two individual compartments and have your wine perfectly chilled.
The Wine Art System’s unique vacuum technology preserves an opened bottle of wine in perfect condition for consuming it later.
You can keep an unfinished bottle in it for up to 10 days without compromising on quality.
Of course you can place an uncorked, half-full bottle of wine in the fridge but it might get stale.
Not to mention the odors of food stuff kept in the fridge that can permeate into your wine through the wood cork. Moreover, the temperature in an ordinary kitchen fridge is too low for most wines.
Red wines are best served at 60 – 67°F (15.5 – 19/20°C)
So here comes Wine Art Preservation System to all wine lovers rescue.
Although one might think this is just a fancy appliance, a true wine connosieur will appreciate the many benefits.
Cool/Preserve Your Fave Bottles
EuroCave’s Wine Art System chills and preserves up to 2 bottles of wine. You can keep in it unopened or opened bottles.
The unique vacuum system will remove the air from an opened bottle and keep it oxygen-free. This way you can preserve the wine’s quality up to 10 days.
You can of course store in it two unopened bottles: reds, whites, or both. Just tap the control buttons on the top to set the optimal temperature for both compartments:
Both sections have its own temperature control. Just press them to select that best suits the wine type you will be storing in it.
- Preprogramed temperature settings for whites: 46 – 50°F (7.7 – 10°C),
- For red wines: 61 – 65°F (16 – 18°C),
recommended ambient temperature: 64 – 80°F (cc.18 – 27°C),
Dimensions – Fits On a Countertop
- Height: 18.8″ (478 mm) with cylinders up, 17″ (432 mm) with cylinders down
- Width: 9.6″ (245 mm)
- Depth: 9.75″ (248 mm)
- 12 lbs (cc. 5.5 kg).
The Wine Art Preservation System has 2 independent compartments, each can accommodate most 750 ml wine bottles with max. 12.5″ height.
Note: 1.5 L and larger bottles won’t fit in. The unit is not recommended for keeping in it champagnes or sparkling wines either.
Each compartment can preserve whites and reds at their recommended serving temperatures – the two compartments are separated so you can chill both a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine for dinner.
The compartments have individual temperature controls (temperature setting and display is only in Celsius yet), and indicators.
The unique vacuum preservation technology keeps an opened bottle of wine fresh up to 10 days .
How Does The Preservation System Work?
each compartment comes with its own vacuum cylinder that you slide over the uncorked bottle and push the plunge to start the process of oxygen extraction.
An indicator light will tell you that the extraction is in process. In the first 30 seconds of the vacuuming process it makes some noise but after that it is completely silent.
The technology removes oxygen from around the bottleneck so the wine is protected against oxidation that would alter (and spoil) the natural flavours and colors of wine.
If you want to chill a bottle of wine for dinner just place it in one of the compartments but don’t slide the vacuum cylinder over the bottleneck (since your aim is not to preserve the wine for a couple of days).
The black and chrome design add a sleek look that makes Sowine a nice addition to any home wine bar.
Price & Warranty
- Price: cc. 400 – 500 USD (cc. 350 GBP).
- Warranty: 1 year on the unit.
EuroCave Sowine is an attractive, easy-to-set, simple to clean 2-bottle wine chiller and wine preservation appliance that allows you to have both a bottle of red and a bottle of white chilled to the right temperatures.
Moreover, it lets you enjoy a bottle of wine over a couple of days. No rush to finish one of your favourite bottle in one sitting.
TIP: Find other great present ideas for wine lovers at wine bottle coolers as Christmas gifts.
What Users Say
Overall the Eurocave Sowine received good reviews. Most owners are satisfied with the performance of the unit.
It really preserves the quaility of an unfinished bottle for a couple of days. It is is quiet, the only nosie you’ll hear is when you first start up the machine and when the vacuum system removes air from the bottles.
The highlights of the Sowine wine bar according to users include:
- attractive design,
- easy to use appliance,
- it works as advertised,
- great value for the price.
A smaller problem that occurs and is described in the manual is that some consdensation might form inside but all you need to do is wipe it with a papertowel.
The vacuum suction is a bit tryicky to use, it is recommended that you remove the entire foiling from the bottle neck for proper sealing.
The most negative experience reported by an owner is that his Eurocave Sowine bar stopped working just after the 12 month warranty period was over. Hopefully this was only an extreme case, but always check more reviews before buying to see whether it’s a dependable product.
Why Buy the WineArt Wine Preservation System by Eurocave?
It is thoughtful Gift for any wine lover for christmas or other occasions.
If you want to enjoy a glass of top quality vintage in the evenings but you don’t dare to open the bottle for fear you won’t be able to finish the whole bottle at once, EuroCave’s Sowine Home Wine Bar will be a very parctical accessory for you and a money spent wise.
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