Bench Wine & Tapas Bar in Ramsgate has installed a 48-Bottle WineEmotion system that offers customers the opportunity to serve themselves across a wide selection wines in 25ml, 75ml and 125ml measures. Customers purchase a wine card with a pre-loaded value and then start their wine tasting experience; a journey carefully selected by the Head Sommelier that takes customers across the continents to broaden their wine experience and introduce wines that they may not have considered trying before.
40 wines are presented across the magnificent wine wall within the bar area, offering a selection of both white and red wines, even port and sherry, matched to the fabulous tapas menu that has been created by Bench’s executive chef. A further 8 wines are on offer at the other end of the bar in the seasonal dispenser, offering rose wines and chilled reds during the Summer and classic reds for Winter.
The interior fit-out at Bench was to a very high quality, with the hand-crafted wine wall shelving system designed to fit the dispensers perfectly. The design of WineEmotion dispenser was key for the owners, the stylish exterior and compact design that maximizes the frontal bottle display were very important design features. With optional black finish chosen to match the interior style of the bar and coloured RGB lighting to allow ambient mood changes, the finest of details were incorporated to provide an unforgettable experience for customers. Seegir also supplied the 8 La Sommeliere wine cabinets underneath the dispensers to keep the replacement wines at the perfect temperature so they can be dispensed instantly. A further 4 bottle coolers were installed behind the bar. A nitrogen generator located in the basement feeds all of the wine dispensers, allowing a continuous and maintenance free supply of the preservation gas. Seegir worked closely throughout the design process with Bench’s design team to ensure all aspects of the design brief were fully incorporated into the system specification.
Located on the refurbished Royal Harbour Parade in the centre of Ramsgate, Bench is giving local residents a great tasting experience from the extensive range of wines on offer to the authentic tapas menu incorporating many local ingredients. With regular wine tasting events held in Bench’s special private dining room, Ramsgate wine enthusiasts are being thoroughly spoilt by the wines on offer in the WineEmotion dispensers.