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Supplier News29 May 2019

Ohio’s Top Wine Country Resort Introduces Plum Automatic Wine by the Glass to Guests at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Plum wine-on-demand units deployed for use in resort restaurant, lounge, gift shop, suites, as well as a mobile unit specifically for meetings and events

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Plum, the first wine by the glass technology revolutionizing the hospitality industry, today announced 11 units were deployed at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio's Wine Country Resort. They have implemented two units in Horizons Restaurant & Lounge, one in the gift shop, seven in their suite products, and one portable unit for meetings and events.

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It's no secret that travel trends are moving toward authentic, local experiences. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, nestled in the heart of Ohio Wine Country, provides guests with a unique opportunity to sample the vintages of local wineries, right where they're staying. With their special relationship with over 30 surrounding wineries, The Lodge has the unique benefit of offering guests the wines that have made Ohio wineries famous. In addition, the resort features 109 elegant guest rooms with breathtaking views of Lake Erie, 25 two-bedroom cottages, Horizons Restaurant & Lounge, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and gift shop.

"This partnership provides a perfect opportunity for our guests to sample Ohio's artisan wines," explained Lauren Fiala, Certified Wine Specialist at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. "Plum has not only given us the unique ability to preserve a bottle for up to three months, but the added appeal is delivering that on-demand variety to guests anytime they like."

Plum is a hotel F&B Manager's dream come true. When it comes to providing a heightened and unrivaled wine experience, Plum surpasses outdated in-room beverage services. It pierces any enclosure, whether natural cork, artificial cork, engineered cork, even metal screw caps. Coined the Nespresso™ of wine, Plum holds two standard bottles and pressurizes each bottle with argon gas, protecting the flavor and aroma profile for up to 90 days. The seven-inch touchscreen with integrated speaker, serves as a virtual tasting room, providing guests with imagery of the wineries along with tasting notes. Cloud technology allows management to set pricing, bill guests when a glass is poured and automatically alert housekeeping when a bottle needs to be replaced. With Plum, hotels have the ability to rotate through the season's favorites, promote local varieties throughout the year, or curate a wine selection based on a VIP guest's preference. All of these qualities impress the guest, improve the work of in-house sommeliers, reduce staff demands, and on top of that, open up new revenue streams for hoteliers.

"It's a pleasure and honor to be working with a resort that truly puts wine front and center," said David Koretz, Founder, and CEO of Plum. "Plum was designed with wine lovers like guests at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in mind. It's not just an appliance; it's a philosophy that all true wine aficionados understand and a tool that will enhance the work of sommeliers and the guest experience."

Along with The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Plum has partnerships with leading independent hotels and chains, like the Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, St. Regis, Ritz Carlton, Westin, Gemstone Collection and Woodside Flags.

To learn more, visit hotels.plum.wine.

About Plum

Plum reimagines every aspect of the wine by the glass experience. The world's first appliance that can serve a glass of wine just as the winemaker intended, Plum allows hoteliers to satisfy the moments that inspire guests to enjoy a glass of wine in the hotel's room product. Plum delivers an unforgettable experience — and profits — in extraordinary style, one glass at a time. To learn more visit http://www.plum.wine

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