Thursday, 14 January 2021 / Published in Blog

Druid Hills Golf Club is a private country club located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. As an upscale establishment, they contacted Enomatic to improve their members’ experience with a self-serve wine dispenser.

After consulting with our sales team, they found the perfect solution with Enoline ELITE 8-Bottle. Paired with our software Enosoft, it is a perfect unit for a smooth self-serve experience!

They also decided on a QR code integration thanks to our recently launched application Neo-Barcode. Neo-barcode is our custom solution developed to complement our QR code reader capability. With our dedicated portal, it has never been easier to use QR code with our self-serving units. A fast and easy way to implement the system without an expensive integration process.

By installing an Enoline ELITE 8-Bottle, they make sure that their selection of wine will be preserved in pristine conditions for more than 30 days. The Dual Temperature capability provides a good mix of high-end red and white wines.

With this Enomatic’s solution, Druid Hills Golf Club makes sure to always offer a selection of wines to their members while avoiding waste and having perfect control over their wines!

Watch our timelapse video of this installation here: VIDEO INSTALLATION DRUID HILLS GOLF CLUB.

Thursday, 14 January 2021 / Published in Blog
bottle of wine at wedding

A wedding is such an amazing celebration of a couple’s vow to make their life together. There’s so much excitement and so much to do! Planning a guest list, ordering a wedding cake, and choosing a fairytale dress.

One of the most important jobs of a wedding planner is, of course, making sure your guests are catered for and are looked after in terms of wedding breakfast and reception and that the wedding venue is able to cater for that amount of guests efficiently.

Along with all the other important details, every wedding needs to make sure their guests enjoy enough champagne and wine! So let’s take a look and find out the short answer as to how many bottles of wine you need at a wedding.

How many bottles of wine do you need for a wedding? As a rule of thumb allow ½ a bottle of wine per guest, minus arrival, and toasts, or 1/3rd of a bottle for a more generous offering. 15 bottles of champagne each for arrival and toast based on 100 guests. Allow extra, amounts will vary depending on the number of guests and the length of the event.

Ok, so that’s the short answer nailed, so you can start working with the venue, making sure they have the capacity to deliver wine quickly and efficiently is key, as well as getting the finer details of the catering arranged.

Just so we can understand a little better as to how many bottles of wine you need at a wedding, let’s first start by looking at the points of a wedding celebration where wine for your guests is important.

Drinks on arrival

Most wedding planners and wedding venues will offer guests a drink on arrival at the reception.

Wedding planners or other wedding organizers will invite guests to arrive an hour before the ceremony begins, so they can relax and enjoy a pre-wedding cocktail, glass of champagne, or sparkling wine before the main event.

What are good wedding reception arrival drinks?

Arrival drinks are usually Champagne, or a good Cava or Prosecco, depending on budget and taste.

As the arrival represents a fairly short period of time it’s probably best to leave more complex or longer drinks for the main reception.

However, a sparkling champagne or wine cocktail will also give guests a warm welcome.

For your arrival drinks, keep things simple and don’t offer too much of a choice.

“Arrival drinks are usually Champagne, or a good Cava or

Prosecco, depending on budget and taste.”

How many servings of champagne or sparkling wine in a bottle?

There are six full glasses of champagne per 750ml bottle. This is a good rule of thumb to work to when working out wedding arrival drinks needs.

For each guest to have one glass on arrival a good rule is:

  • 100 guests: 15 bottles
  • 150 guests: 23 bottles
  • 200 guests: 30 bottles

As a wedding venue, you need to be able to deliver wine quickly, and efficiently. So if you’re looking to cater for events, make sure you have the right wine service areas in place.

raised glass wine wedding

Wedding breakfast or reception

The wedding breakfast and/or reception is most probably the largest requirement in terms of wines, including red, white, rose, and sparkling varieties.

The amount of wine required can vary depending on the type of guests, for instance, those with a large number of children who won’t require wine, or weddings with guests who shall we say more than enjoy a tipple!

One very easy way to work out requirements is to allow two to three glasses per person for the first hour of the reception followed by two for every hour after.

Another easy formula is to allow roughly ½ a bottle of wine ( excluding toasts and arrival drinks) per person. For a more generous guest wine allocation allow around 1/3rd of a bottle.

If you’re unsure about those amounts, we recommend upping them by 10%.

In our experience, most couples will worry more about being less than generous, as opposed to overspending on their wedding.

The extra money will be worth it if it saves you worrying about the wine supply on the big day.

It’s also worth asking your venue and/or wine suppliers about their policy on unopened bottles.

Some suppliers will refund you for the bottles that aren’t needed or adjust your invoice accordingly.

Let’s take a look below at a quick foolproof formula for you to easily work out how much wine to serve guests at a wedding reception.

A quick wedding wine formula

Below is a simple formula based on ½ bottle for each guest for a standard wine offering or 1/3rd bottle for a more generous offering.

  • Formula: Number of  guests x preferred wine allocation per guest = total number of bottles

Here are some quick examples to see how that works and to find how much wine to cater for at a wedding celebration.

Example 1

There will be 275 people eating a meal and seated at the wedding reception. It’s likely to be more of a mixed crowd of guests, with a number of younger guests, and some who might only be light drinkers. This time the wine requirement is enough, rather than a mixed crowd, and you’d like to provide just enough wine for the meal rather than a more lavish offering.

  • 275 guests x ½ ( or .5) = 137.5 bottles, rounded up to 138 bottles

Example 2

150 people seated for a wedding breakfast or reception. There are likely to be a considerable number of wine lovers in the crowd, not many you get guests, along with wanting to offer a generous serving of wine to each guest.

  • 150 x 2/3 = 100 bottles

“One very easy way  to work out requirements is to allow two to three

glasses per person for the first hour of the reception

followed by two for every hour after.”

Toast

Toasting the bride and groom is a really magical part of the celebrations and it’s where guests can offer their best wishes for the couple’s future!

There can be up to 9 toasts in a formal wedding ceremony, these include:

  • Master of ceremonies
  • Father of the Bride
  • Groom
  • Best man

As with the arrival, any good wedding planner or venue will make sure there is enough free-flowing sparkling wine or champagne to cater for the toasts.

As a general rule, it’s worth noting that guests don’t be gulping down huge amounts of fizz at this part of the ceremony, but will simply be taking a sip for every toast.

However, you will be looking at sensible and certainly not mean servings. This part of the ceremony can often be the most wasteful as many guests tend to abandon their half-drunk sparkling wine or champagne once the toasts are over.

As we’ve seen previously that there are approx six full glasses of champagne per 750ml bottle, wedding planners and other wedding organizers would be looking at allowing:

  • 100 guests:15 bottles allowing for a finger free at the top of the glass or 17 bottles to fill to the top
  • 150 guests: 22 bottles or 25 bottles
  • 200 guests: 30 bottles or 35 bottles

It’s worth also noting that champagne is usually bought in cases of 6.

“As a general rule, it’s worth noting that guests won’t gulp down huge

amounts of fizz at this stage, but will simply be taking a sip for every toast.”

And finally…

So there you have it! Everything you need to know about planning wine requirements for a special couples big day!

If you are a wedding venue, such as a country club, hotel, or other venue looking to comply with socially distanced rules and offer a more COVID-friendly wine service to your customers?

Enomatic® offers a wealth of wine delivery solutions, including self-serve technology that offers a totally contactless wine serving experience to limit contact between servers and guests.

Do get in touch with one of our expert team to find out more about serving wine in a more efficient, safer, and hygienic way.

Thursday, 10 December 2020 / Published in Blog
Brightview Senior Living Community at Bethesda MD

The senior living community Brightview Woodmont is adding Enomatic wine dispenser to their new highrise retirement community in Bethesda, MD.

This new 112-unit community features assisted living and memory care residences for seniors.

The building offers a host of amenities including multiple dining options–a formal dining room and a cafe as well as activity spaces for arts & crafts and hobbies. The new community also features a roof top deck with views of the Washington D.C. skyline.

By adding an Enomatic Enoline ELITE 4, Brightview is making sure to give the best wine experience to their residents. A 4-Bottle wine dispenser Enomatic is a great addition to any community by offering a simple way to serve wine.

Want more information on how Enomatic can help your community? You can send us an email at [email protected] so that we can work with you!

Monday, 21 September 2020 / Published in Blog

Neo-Barcode is a custom solution developed by Neodistributing LLC to complement Enomatic wine dispensers barcode/QR code capability.

Paired with Enosoft® PRO, this standalone portal allows you to enjoy all the benefits of the barcode/QR code reading feature. No need to go through a lengthy/expensive integration process with a third party such as a POS system.

Neo-barcode is an easy to use application that offers the following features:

Activate ANY barcode/QR code with credits

Conveniently, you can activate and load credits onto any barcode/QR code, including digital barcodes that your guest already carry on their phones (membership, rewards cards or pharmacy loyalty cards).

We can also design and provide on demand your own branded card with unique QR code numbering to be handed out to the guests.


Manage pre-paid and post paid (open tab)

Similar to what can be done through Enosoft®, you will be able to offer both prepaid program and open tab capability (with pouring $ limit).

Neo-Barcode application for Enomatic Wine Dispensers

Check balance and movements for each barcode/QR code

Neo-Barcode portal allows for a quick check balance of any QR code in the system by typing or scanning it in the search box. It will display current balance as well as all recent transactions (pouring and loading) and allows you to recharge the balance on the fly.

Neo-Barcode application for Enomatic Wine Dispensers

Link customer information to barcode/QR code

The embedded database will record customer information including emails, therefore enabling you to email balance and transactions list to your guests.

Neo-Barcode application for Enomatic Wine Dispensers

Multi-user and transactions reports

Create credentials for each employees, ensuring total traceability of the transaction and movements for audit purpose. The portal can be accessed from multiple computers at once across the local network.

Neo-Barcode application for Enomatic Wine Dispensers

PRICE : $1,250 (one time fee) + $30/mo

Includes: 

  • License ;
  • Installation ;
  • USB barcode scanner (1D/2D).

Requirements : 

  • Enosoft PRO® package with barcode plug-in ;
  • Dispensers equipped with OEM front facing barcode readers.
Friday, 17 July 2020 / Published in Blog

Enomatic USA is partnering with Kessick Wine Storage Systems to offer our customers new custom cabinets specifically design for Enomatic Wine Dispensers!

These modular cabinets are made in the US and have many new and exciting features to optimize the use of your enomatic® wine dispenser(s) and facilitate the integration into your space:

• Engineered fresh air circulation system

• Integrated wire chase for gas line / ethernet / electrical power

• Slide-out countertop for easy access to the back of your dispenser(s)

• Integrated electrical power supplyStemware options available as hanging glasses or shelf display

• Modular components

• Different finishes available in cabinet panels

• Locking door options

• Under-counter wine refrigerator option availableHousing for gas tank(s)

To get more information about these cabinets and how they can help you with your project and your Enomatic wine dispensers, go visit our Wine Serving Station dedicated page!