Make sure you ask the right questions…
If you are looking at similar systems, make sure you ask the right questions.
Our results show that WineStation has the lowest total cost of ownership when compared to similar automated dispensers; sometimes by as much as 40% to 50% in the first year.
Q. Do you have to flush their system with citric solution or other chemicals daily or weekly? How long does this process take?
A. Citric purging and maintenance on most competitive products are quite labor intensive and lengthy, where the WineStation requires just a simple rinse under warm water of the Clean‐ Pour Dispensing Head and Pick‐Up Tubes. You may want to ask to review their product manual for additional details.
Q. Are the product installations non‐destructive, or will they require costly plumbing, drainage and health department compliance?
A. The WineStation is the first fully‐functional wine dispensing system. This “plug‐and‐play” unit can be operational in minutes, with zero build‐out.
Q. Can the product clearly display the wine information on LCD screens (above each bottle)?
A. The WineStation provides you highly visible, controllable LCD screens where you can manage everything from wine information, temperature settings, and pour size volumes.
Q. Does their product properly cool the wine year‐round?
A. The WineStation model operates on a Thermo‐Electric cooling system that is environmentally sound, as well as reliable, quiet, accurate, and compressor‐free. Many competitors do not offer refrigeration without additional costs. Furthermore, compressor-based systems have higher failure rates and repair is costly.
Q. Do they preserve the wine outside of the system and can they rotate bottles in and out?
A. The WineStation, using the Clean‐Pour technology is the only preservation system that can preserve wines for a period of 60 days within the unit, and over 14 days outside the unit.
Q. Are the units portable, should you choose to expand and/or move placement of the equipment?
A. The WineStation is a fully encapsulated unit, providing the ease of portability. Each unit houses 4 bottles that may be daisy‐chained together.
Q. Is their product UL Certified?
A. The WineStation is UL Certified. UL Safety Certification and NSF/ANSI certification are required by most local health and safety agencies in the USA. Napa Technology has been fully tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for Safety and NSF/ANSI. NSF testing alone will not satisfy local Electrical or Fire safety requirements.
Q. What is the required amperage for their product?
A. The WineStation operates on 110V power, and can manage multiple machines, making the addition of this product a simple installation for any home; 2 amps per unit.