We were recently chatting to Maureen Basson, the Tourism Co-ordinator at Simonsig and asked her a number of questions to find out what the impact of having the Le Verre de Vin system has made on their business. Le Verre de Vin is the leading wine preservation system on the market and Simonsig has had their Le Verre de Vin system installed since September 2011. This is what Maureen has to say:

Q: What was your motivation in looking at a system like Le Verre de Vinsimonsig_cake
A: We have a very big selection of wine and our wastages were a lot. We needed to make a plan to save the wines for the next day and for longer. it was a plus, especially for our restaurant, because we sell wine by the glass, so the bottles need to keep longer than usual.

Q: What convinced you that the Le Verre de Vin system would work for you?
A: Ernest did a very good job in presenting the product to us and seeing as we needed something like that we decided to take it.

Q: What have been the benefits, other than financial, of having a system like this?
A: Our wines can keep a lot longer and also the wines in the restaurant keep fresher for longer.

Q: What % increase in profits have you had?
A: Unfortunately I cannot give you a precise number but I would say almost 50% savings in used wines.

Q: What has been the reduction in wastage like?
A: I would say also say we have almost halved the wastages.

Q: Why would you recommend Le Verre de Vin?
A: It is a product that actually works!!!!! And it works well. It doesn’t break and we don’t have to call the technician all the time. We can also see a longer lifetime of the wines, and the after sales service is excellent.

Dual Single Pod Bar BC402Realistically, the economy is not in great shape in South Africa right now. So taking this into consideration, and realising what the cost benefits have been for a wine estate like Simonsig , can you really afford NOT to have a Le Verre de Vin system installed in your wine tasting room and restaurants?

Would you like to know more or have someone come and demonstrate how effective Le Verre de Vin is as a preservation system? Then call us on +27 (0)21 788 9788 or email us at info@bermarcollection.co.za and we would be very happy to show you how you can make your wine really work for you even more.