FAQ

Why does reducing wine waste matter?

Every year $1.27 Billion of wine goes down the drain at home, plus 18M+ bottles at restaurants. More details on the extent of wine waste and why this occurs here.


We save our customers money so that they can enjoy wine, without the waste.

Is ArT Wine Preserver, an Argon Wine Preserver, Safe?

Of course! Argon is a lazy ("inert") molecule. ArT is non-toxic, non-flammable, and non-reactive. Argon is G.R.A.S. (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA and has been used for decades in the wine industry (wineries use argon to protect large vats of high quality wine from oxidation prior to bottling). More on our commitment to safety

For quality control, the Argon used in ArT is analyzed and certified for food use. We do want to remind you that although argon is also used in hospitals and can safely touch your food and beverage, this product is not to be used for life support; only medical grade oxygen can support respiration.

Is my can empty?

A full can feels empty, you will know the can is empty when the low hiss from the nozzle fades. This is because although argon is much denser than air, it is still much lighter than whipped cream and other aerosol products. To check its capacity, you can squeeze the canister. If it were empty you would be able to easily dent the canister. A full can has pressure on the inside. 
 

Do I need to apply ArT Wine Preserver after every pour?

For tasting rooms and restaurants looking for a few days of preservation, spraying the opened bottles at the end of the shift will do the trick. However, for best results and for bottles that need 7+ days of preservation we recommend: 1) Pouring the glass(es) of wine 2) Following the directions on the can within the first few minutes.

We like to think of ArT Wine Preserver as life support for the wine - not an AED. If the wine spoils before ArT is used, we cannot bring it back to life.
 

How many times can I re-apply ArT?

In testing and discussions with customers we found that re-opening a bottle does not significantly reduce the length of preservation. We have re-opened bottles to sample once per day for 7 days and had great performance.

I manage a restaurantwhat cost savings will I see?

Restaurants lose 11-15% of profit on wine by the glass sales - even with tight inventory control.
ArT can eliminate this loss, adding $1000s to the bottom line each year.

If you currently use vacuum stopper, you will see a decrease in labor costs by replacing a 4-6 second pumping action with ArT (1-2 sec spray). 

Example:
Restaurant has 4 bottles costing $10 a piece left on the counter each night with an average of 2 large glasses poured out of each. One out of five times these leftover spoil (due to early week sales).

The restaurant is losing: 4 bottles open * $10 bottle cost * 50% leftovers * 1 out of 5 spoil * 30 days =
$120 loss per month or $1440 of wine losses per year that can be saved with $200 worth of ArT, for a net gain of $1240

I manage a restauranthow many do I need?

For sizing, take a typical number of open bottles left at the end of a shift, multiply by 30 days, divide by 130 and that is the number of ArT canisters you should purchase per month. Example: A restaurant typically has 4 open bottles on counter. Take (4 x 30 / 130) which rounds to 2 ArT canisters per month .

Four Packs of ArT will give you the best deal, or contact us for restaurant deals.

How long will my wine last?

Every wine spoils (oxidizes) at a different pace. ArT prevents this process for up to weeks. You can expect your wine to last at least three times as long when preserving with ArT compared to do nothing and most alternative products. We are confident in this product, and therefore offer a money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the performance of ArT: please contact us (see below) and we will happily refund you.

How many uses per ArT canister?

Each canister holds up to 130 uses (130 x 1 second preservation sprays). In terms of bottles preserved, it depends on how many times you open a bottle. For example, if a bottle is opened 3 days in a row (needing 3 uses) a user will get up to 50 bottles out of one ArT canister.
 

Will it change the taste or structure of my wine?

No! Argon is large molecule that does not dissolve easily in wine like carbon dioxide (CO2) or oxygen. Other products have reportedly causes off taste due to "mixed" gases - we only use argon and analyze our source to ensure pure argon every time.

We would like to remind you that if you pour and spray a fresh bottle, you will have to let the wine "breath" the next time you open it. 

Will it dissolve into my wine?

No! Argon is large molecule that does not dissolve easily in wine like carbon dioxide (CO2) or oxygen. Other products have reportedly causes off taste due to "mixed" gases - we only use argon and analyze our source to ensure pure argon every time.
 

Can I use ArT to preserve other foods/beverages?

Yes! Argon is safe to prevent oxidation of coffee beans, avocados, spices, and more! To preserve other food items, place said item in a container space such as tupper-ware or lock bags and spray ArT. For best results, use smallest container possible and partially close while spraying. While ArT will prevent items from oxidizing, carbonated beverages will not re-carbonated by the product.