First Appliance to Automatically Identify, Chill, Preserve and Serve Wine by the Glass
Philadelphia, PA — December 12, 2019 — Just in time for the holidays, Almo Premium Appliances, the nation’s largest distributor of luxury products for indoor and outdoor living, has been named a distributor for Plum Wine Dispenser, the first appliance to deliver the perfect glass of wine on demand. Plum is available for order and delivery in Almo’s distribution territory to displaying dealers just in time for end-of-year gifts, celebrations and festivities, specifically for customers who enjoy fine wines and entertaining.
Plum Wine Dispenser simultaneously holds up to two different bottles of wine and allows users to enjoy a glass while preserving the rest for later use. The self-serve design dispenses wine at its perfect temperature in just a touch of a button with user-selected choices of pour sizes. The unique dual-temperature zone preserves wine for up to 90 days with the simplicity of not having to open a bottle. Plum even features an automated wine history for “favorite bottle recall.”
“It’s a fact that nearly 40 percent of the U.S. adult population drinks wine – either to relax and unwind after a long day or while socializing with friends and family,” said Steve Terry, senior vice president and COO for Almo Premium Appliances. “Plum is not only a tech-savvy appliance, but it also features a high-end look and feel that puts the finishing touch on kitchen and bar designs, making it an entertainment hub in a home. We are ready to deliver Plum to our retail dealers for end-of-year holiday parties or as the ideal gift for wine enthusiasts. Plum is also ideal in a setting where ongoing gatherings take place, such as a party room in a condominium building, or in a ‘club house’ rental space in an apartment complex or single-family neighborhood.”
Terry added that in addition to immediate product availability and healthy margin potential, Almo provides its independent retail dealers with an established range of leading logistics services, and marketing and sales support capabilities to ensure success and business growth. Almo is also offering a display program for select retailers to present Plum in their showrooms.
According to Andreas Hansen, global president — consumer for Plum, “We selected to partner with Almo Corporation because it is the largest independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics and housewares in the United States. We look forward to having Almo’s experienced team market and deliver Plum to their expansive network of retailers whose customers will enjoy the first fully automatic appliance that perfectly preserves and chills bottles of wine to be enjoyed one glass at a time.”
About Plum Wine Dispenser
Plum’s motorized needle pierces the wine bottle’s foil and closure, preserving its contents with argon gas for up to three months, making it perfect for wine designed to be savored over time. It works with any standard 750 mL bottle, automatically identifying the vintage, varietal, region, winery and wine. Plum includes two silent cooling chambers, which are set to the perfect serving temperature for the chosen bottles.
Additional features of Plum include:
- A seven-inch touchscreen with proximity sensor that lights up when someone approaches
- Dual spouts and winery-grade stainless steel tubing to deliver each wine in just a short eight seconds per pour
- HD cameras automatically identify the bottles placed in the unit
- Refillable argon canister preserves 150+ bottles of wine
- Thermoelectric cooling silently chills each wine to the perfect temperature
About Almo Premium Appliances
Almo Premium Appliances, distributor of premium products for indoor and outdoor living, is a division of Almo Corporation, the nation’s leading independent distributor of major appliances, housewares, consumer electronics and professional A/V equipment. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Almo Premium Appliances partners with key brands – American Range, Faber, Heat, Liebherr, Sharp, SUPERIORE, U-Line, Vintage Grills and Zephyr – to bring premium, innovative appliances and lifestyle products to dealers, designers and consumers across the U.S. Visit www.premium.almo.com or contact an Almo territory manager for further information.