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QIKVIN WINE PRESERVATION

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1260 E. Donges Ct.
Bayside
WI, 53217
United States
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(414) 331-4477
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Harald Tomesch

QikVIn Wine Preservation Takes a Bottom Up Approach to Freshness

The QikVin Wine Preservation System has reinvented the common wine bottle.  The invention begins by removing the bottom (punt) and inserting instead a moving piston which works in tandem with a one-way valve in the neck of the bottle.  The piston pushes the wine into your glass with simple gravity.  Keeping the romance of the bottle, this Bordeaux-style design, removes all of the air from the bottle leaving the wine fresh for days and weeks.

Designed within the environment of a busy tasting room with nationally acclaimed wines the QikVin is undergoing rigorous testing in an independant pharmacy school using Raman Spectrometry and NMR technologies.

The QikVIn Wine Preservation Solution is a product of MRH Products, Inc. located near Milwaukee, WI.

The inventors of the Qikvin include:

Harald Tomesch  - A leader in Wisconsin's wine industry.  Dr. Harald Tomesch is the owner of the Chiselled Grape Winery of Wisconsin where he concieved the QikVin WIne Preservation Solution.  He is an inventor, full professor of Concordia University of Wisconsin, and  former college president in Canada.  He is supportive of the Milwaukee business communtiy, supporting Concordia Connect matching innovation and talent in business.  He is active with his wife on their travel blog TravelTheseStones.com which they use to promote theQikVin.

Markus Schneider - Markus is an engineer working in Berlin, Germany.  His dedication to detail and innovation has brough success to MRH Products the parent company of Qikvin Wine Preservation.

Ralph Schmidt - Ralph is a wine enthusiast and inventor from the Toronto area.  He specializes in product design and is a Fire Fighter in Cambridge, Ontario woring as a safety inspector.

 

Red and White Editions

Currently, the QikVin Wine Preservation System is available in 750 ml Red and White Wine Editions.

Other colors, bottle-types and sizes and accessories are in development.

The QikVin is ideal for the following scenarios:

Wineries No more dating bottles, no loss of wine inventory, keeps your brand front and center, useful for tasting library wines, allows the tasting room to sell wines at their peak.

Distributors - Use your samples until finished, show your wines perfectly at every venue, improves sales and pricing models for high end wines, brandable.

Restaurants - No spoiled wines, use every drop, improved sales models, sale of second glass is virtuously guaranteed.

Wine Lovers - The QikVin is ideal for wine enthusiasts who do not drink all their wines at once, or are preparing for travel.  It is ideal for those who live alone or whose family members do not drink wine.  Great for tasting wine flights.  The QikVin may be stored upright or in your refridgerator on its side.

Event Planners - Wines may be preserved after large events and during events with oxidation, offers improved sales outcomes.

Wine Competitions - Wines could be tasted anonymously for competitons ensuring wines are tasted at their best.

QikVin Product Launch
QikVin Product Launch
June 2018 marks the launch of this revolutionary Wine Preservation Bottle.
Packaging
Packaging
Packaging for the QikVin will be completed by January 2017.
Space-age Punt Drives Wine Through Bordeaux Bottle Preserving Wine
Space-age Punt Drives Wine Through Bordeaux Bottle Preserving Wine
Speace-age Punt Drives Wine Through Bordeaux Bottle Preserving Wine
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QikVin Features
QikVin Features Lined Up!
QikVin Product Launch
QikVin Product Launch
June 2018 marks the launch of the QikVin into the Wine Preservation market! Orders your today!

News Archive


The QikVin Wine Preservation System Is Making Waves Worldwide
11 July, 2019

The QikVin Wine Preservation System is going global.  As more and more wineries, restaurants and patrons order the qikvin on Amazon or on our website - QikVin.com.

The ownesr are now traveling the world demonstrating the product in famous wine regions.  You can folllow their travels on their blog TravelTheseStones.com. Some think Jamie looks like a famous travel celebrity but those who know him understand he is an inventor.  The QikVin has no cost of ownership and beats the competition for the best wine preservation for busy wine venues.


QikVin Makes More Wines Available by the Glass!
08 December, 2017

As a winery owner I have enjoyed many of my 55 awards winning wines (in 6 years) in restaurants that placed my wines on the menu!  People have no idea about the changes about to hit the wine industry.  Why?  Wine preservation has turned the corner and our QikVin wine bottle will revolutionize this sector of the wine industry.  Most people do not know that restaurants price out their wines by the glass in such a way that the first glass pays for the whole bottle.  The reason?  A restaurant cannot count on selling the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th glass from the bottle.  Hence a $6.00 glass of wine pays for the bottle and any further sales are gravy.   This has led to meager pickings for wines by the glass in most restaurants!  Wines that cost 20, 30, 40 or more were reserved for the wine list in a category  “Wines by the Bottle!”  Fear  of wine oxidation and the lack of good solutions for wine preservation is at the heart of such a pricing model!

Enter the QikVin!  We are bold to assert that the QikVin will change the way to dine at restaurants.

The good news about QikVin is as follows:

  • A Restaurant has no recurring costs: Ditch the ongoing costs (weekly, monthly, or yearly) of gasses, pumps or needles!
  • You will no longer have to date your bottle or contribute to the billion dollar losses through oxidized wines.
  • You will sell every glass of wine!
  • No more oxidation or wines will come back to your bartender described as brown, tainted or flat.
  • The QikVin is washable and reusable (home and commercial washers).
  • You see the air leaving the bottle and that’s it!  You can pour and pour and pour a wine at its peak each time.
  • The QikVin can be branded for a restaurant’s house wines and popular brands.
  • The range of wines offered by a restaurant can now include those wines people have always wanted to try on the wines by the bottle list, bringing more sales to high end wines.
  • Patrons can take their wine home in a sealed container and no longer feel compelled to drink the whole bottle, or they may start that second bottle knowing they can take the rest home.
  • QikVin promotes responsible drinking.
  • QikVin helps on those big evening or events where you have dozens of wines open but no place for them at the end of the evening.
  • The QikVin is great for weekly events or to preserve wine when closed for holidays or for longer periods of time (supper clubs).
  • The graduated bottle in oz and ml prevent over pouring and keeps a check on new employees pouring habits.
  • The QikVin prevents UV rays from touching the bottle.
  • The QikVin has a steel piston which acts as a heat sink and allows a wine to be chilled and remain cold.
  • The QikVin keeps the romance of the bottle, you pour the bottle like any other.  No awkward two-handed pour, no gun on the end of your bottle, your preservation device no longer looks like it was developed in a doctor’s office (proctologists or urologists office).
  • There is no lost of taste nor is there any BPA in any of our materials!
  • The QikVin is a patented device made in the USA.

No wonder we have so many neat tag lines, like:

BOTTOMS UP!

RAISING WINE TO NEW HEIGHTS!

CHEERS! ALL AROUND!


QikVin Locks in Freshness and Locks Out Air
15 August, 2017

The QikVin Wine Preservation System has reinvented the common wine bottle. The invention, invented within a modern and dynamic winery begins by removing the bottom (punt) of a bottle and inserting instead a moving stainless steel piston which works in tandem with a one-way valve in the neck of the bottle. The many patent applications describe the piston which pushes the wine into your glass with simple gravity. Keeping the romance of the bottle, this Bordeaux-style design, removes all the air from the bottle leaving the wine fresh for days and weeks. The QikVin is dishwasher safe and is reusable. The Italian designer’s simple branding for the bottle includes a convenient scale which is ideal for tasting rooms, restaurants and home patrons. The design uses neither gas cartridges, pumps, needles, nor has extra parts. Best of all it pours like any other vintage wine.

Designed within the environment of a busy tasting room with some 55 nationally acclaimed wines the QikVin claims to freshness are being independently tested by Concordia University Wisconsin’s pharmacy school using Raman Spectrometry and NMR technologies giving credence to QikVin’s claims. Results will be independently published in 2017.


Wine Preservation tool competes for Best Beverage Concept of 2017!
28 February, 2017

QikVin has been chosen as a finalist for the WORLD FOOD INNOVATION AWARDS 2017 in the Best Beverage Concept category!

 

 

Finalists include:

Expressate (Cuida-te Tea & Coffee) – One Cup Pyramid Coffee Filters

Jeeva Natural UK Ltd – First Organic Fresh Turmeric – King Coconut Water

Lily Kerridge Coffee – Something Stronger Than Coffee

QikVin Wine Preservation – Space-age Moving Punt

Victor’s Drinks Ltd – Make Your Own Apple Cider

Yumcha Drinks – No More Tea Bags

READ MORE HERE: www.foodbev.com

 


QikVin Wine Preservation Takes a Bottom Up Approach to Freshness
11 December, 2016

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QikVin Pre-Sales Begin on Kickstarter.com

Milwaukee, WI – December 10, 2016 –The QikVin Wine Preservation System has reinvented the common wine bottle.  The invention begins by removing the bottom (punt) and inserting instead a moving piston which works in tandem with a one-way valve in the neck of the bottle.  The piston pushes the wine into your glass with simple gravity.  Keeping the romance of the bottle, this Bordeaux-style design, removes all the air from the bottle leaving the wine fresh for days and weeks. The QikVin is dishwasher safe and is reusable. The Italian designer’s simple branding for the bottle includes a convenient scale which is ideal for tasting rooms, restaurants and home patrons. The design uses neither gas cartridges, pumps, needles, nor has extra parts.  Best of all it pours like any other vintage wine.

Designed within the environment of a busy tasting room with nationally acclaimed wines the QikVin claims to freshness are being independently tested by Concordia University Wisconsin’s pharmacy school using Raman Spectrometry and NMR technologies giving credence to QikVin’s claims. Results will be independently published in 2017.

Pre-sales began December 7, 2016 on Kickstarter.com.   The inventors are manufacturing QIKVIN in Wisconsin with a retail price set at $99.00.  On Kickstarter introductory pricing begins at $55.00 US, plus shipping. 

Harry Drung, of HHD Imports, Inc., a major Canadian wine importer, says, “The QikVin is to wine lovers what microscopes are to science!”  The inventors see the device in every home and as common as a corkscrew!

Cheers, and “Bottoms Up” – Harald Tomesch! 

CONTACTS:        Harald Tomesch (Owner Chiselled Grape Winery- Cedarburg, WI, USA)  414 331-4477

                              Markus Schneider (MRH Products, Inc. Engineering, Berlin, Germany)  +49 15732504041

                              Ralph Schmidt (Design Specialist, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)  519 575-1421

                              1260 E. Donges Ct. Bayside, WI, USA  53217   www.qikvin.com   harald@qikvin.com

 

Red and White QikVin Wine Preservation Solutions - $99.00 US.

Title Name Email Phone
Sales & Marketing Harald Tomesch harald@qikvin.com 414 331-4477
Engineering Markus Schneider markus@qikvin.com 414 551-5555
Product Design Ralph Schmidt ralph@qikvin.com 519 575-1421
QikVin Wine Preservation Solution
Red and  White QikVin Wine Preservation -$99.00 Retail. Currently pre-selling on Kickstarter.com