Kenco Teams Up With Coravin To Deliver Wine By-The-Glass
Kenco has been chosen as the exclusive North American provider of logistics services for Coravin, Inc.
The Coravin Wine Access System™ is a new technology that allows wine to be poured from the bottle without pulling the cork. Using an inert, pressurized gas, the Coravin system draws single or multiple servings from the bottle without exposing fine vintages to oxygen, allowing each to continue aging naturally.
“We had been handling all the logistics in house since we first launched our Coravin system two years ago,” said Coravin CEO Nick Lazaris. “But as our success soared, we knew we needed a 3PL partner who could deliver high-end services for our high-quality product.”
Kenco began handling shipping and returns for Coravin in March of this year, along with some light assembly. Fulfillment is based at one of Kenco’s Chattanooga facilities. In addition to consumer-direct shipments, Kenco will support the growth of existing sales to restaurants, wineries, cruise ships, and other dining/entertainment venues. Kenco will also provide parcel optimization solutions for Coravin’s domestic and international shipments.
“Several of us had worked with Kenco before,” said Calli Prendergast, vice president, IT and operations. “We knew we could count on their consistency of service and commitment to continuous improvement. That’s already been proven with the smooth transition we’ve experienced over the past few months.”
Coravin, Inc. is a privately held company located in Burlington, Massachusetts focused on transforming the way wine is served, sold and enjoyed. Coravin designs and markets the Coravin Wine Access System for wine enthusiasts, restaurants, wine stores and wineries. Unparalleled in craftsmanship and design, Coravin uses proprietary patented technology to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork. Wine enthusiasts can now enjoy wine sealed with corks without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing them to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time. With Coravin, wine, after being accessed, remains in the bottle, continuing to evolve naturally. It can then be enjoyed later since it was never exposed to oxygen. For more information, please visit coravin.com.
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