In 2003 Ruth Yates founded Corks Out, an award winning wine shop and bar group. Corks Out has received over 30 awards and accolades for their customer service, team knowledge, and point of difference in wine. 10 years after opening, owner Ruth Yates contacted us looking to enhance the best wine selling and tasting experience.
Two years on and sales are up after installing our Le Verre de Vin preservation systems.
They use a Le Verre de Vin Tower for both still and sparkling wine, integrated with the Pod Bar for beautifully lit counter-top refrigeration. Pictured above is a Twin Pod at one of the bars.
Thanks to the Tower preservation system, they offer 10 Champagnes and 6 sparkling wines by the glass, including 2 English options. They also offer a Champagne Trio—three 50ml serves of champagnes such as a Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut, a non-vintage, and a rosé or vintage.
“Mostly, it’s about choice, value for money, and point of difference to other bars and retailers,” Ruth explains. “We have become a way of life to customers, somewhere they can explore something new, find out a bit about what’s in their glass, and socialize at the same time.”
After installing a Pod Bar at the Stockton Heath location in Cheshire, Champagne sales rose over 30% in 12 months.
“It keeps wine and fizz fresh,” Ruth says. “This meant we could really open up what we wanted to serve, with Krug and Dom Pérignon hitting the menu. Customers loved it and volumes increased, not just by the glass but also on takeaway sales. We didn’t have to market it too much as word got around very quickly in terms of local customers.”