It’s time to ditch the bottle and reach for the spout after a Midlands-based manufacturer creates its first-ever wine tap for the home.
The IntaPlonk, created by heating and plumbing product manufacturer Inta, will allow homeowners to enjoy a glass of red or white straight from their tap, making it the ultimate luxurious addition to any modern home.
The first of its kind, the tap’s stylish chrome finish makes it appear like any other, with the only difference being that instead of ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ functions, the IntaPlonk offers ‘red’ and ‘white’.
Stuart Gizzi, director at Inta, said: “We’ve all been there - cracked open a bottle of wine after work, only wanted one glass, and then the rest of the bottle ends up spoiling and going down the drain. With the IntaPlonk however, simply pour as little or as much as you want and no wine will go to waste. Plus, as it’s coming straight from a tap, it means no more empty bottles, so gone are the days of your neighbours spying how many empties end up in your recycling. We reckon it’s going to completely revolutionise the industry.”
Speaking on how the product works, Gizzi added: “We’ve worked very closely with a team of designers and plumbers to ensure that installation of this product is easy and cost effective. Once the specialist tap is fitted, all that is required is a diverter valve and the attachment of a bag of wine via the rubber gasket - then wine will be flowing from the tap. It’s really that simple.”
Designed in association with the manufacturer’s Italian partner Amore Chianti, wine enthusiasts will be able to buy specialist 5 litre bags of wine from a number of wine merchants across the UK, including Boxed Vino in Bridgwater.
Berry DeCanter, sommelier at Boxed Vino, said: “There’s this belief that wine must always be served from a bottle but infact, a bottle is actually harmful to the delicate and elegant notes of fine wine. There are a tonne of things that can disturb a great wine just from it being stored in a bottle - from a broken cork to oxidizing - which is why I always urge connoisseurs to enjoy wine from a tap. The introduction of the IntaPlonk is a sommelier’s dream and something that I can’t wait to install in my own home.”
Inta’s IntaPlonk will be available online at www.intatec.co.uk from Friday, 1st April 2016. For more information, or to reserve or buy the product, call 01889 272 180.