If you thought you would never be able to try that $250 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon with your steak, think again. The Oceanaire is giving guests the opportunity to do just that by offering five premium wines by-the-glass.
Normally, restaurants shy away from offering expensive wines by-the-glass, as the cost of waste is too high. When a bottle of wine is opened, on average, the restaurant has three days to sell the rest of the bottle before oxidation occurs and the wine becomes unpalatable. To be the first large national restaurant concept to launch a continual, super premium wine by-the-glass program, The Oceanaire implemented a system so that the Sommelier never even has to pull the cork from the bottle.
The Oceanaire equipped their restaurants with the Coravin Wine Access System, which is a proprietary system of Coravin Inc. that allows the wine to be poured from a bottle without ever pulling a cork, thus saving the wine from being exposed to oxygen and preventing the oxidation process from occurring.
“We are excited to partner with Landry’s on developing a unique wine by the glass program that offers premium wines to guests at The Oceanaire. Together, we are revolutionizing the dining experience and transforming the way wine is served, experienced, and enjoyed, ”said Kareem Ghobrial, Director for North American Sales at Coravin, Inc.
The Oceanaire will offer Coravin selections for fine wines such as Chateau Montelena; Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Cakebread; Chardonnay, Napa Valley , Goldeneye; Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Marchesi Antinori, "Tignanello”; Toscana IGT Red Blend, Opus One, Red Blend, Napa Valley.
“The Coravin is a deal-changer,” said Michael Fay, Winemaker of Goldeneye. “I’m truly impressed with the way our Goldeneye Pinot Noirs show when served from the Coravin. The serving extracted on the first day the bottle is tapped will be indistinguishable from the pour extracted from the bottom of the bottle even weeks later. As a winemaker, preserving our Pinot Noir’s delicate aromas and fruit is paramount. With the Coravin, the quality of our wines is never diminished.”
“We feel the Coravin system helps to elevate The Oceanaire’s wine programs to a new level and are extremely excited to offer this added value to our guests,” said Tylor Field, III, Landry’s Divisional Vice President of Wine and Spirits.