The Future of Wine Preservation: Introducing the SANTUS™ Andante

by Kelvin Teo | Last Updated: December 1, 2022

Wine is one of life’s great pleasures, enjoyed by people all around the world for its exquisite taste and rich aromas. Yet as any wine lover knows, keeping your wines fresh and delicious for a long period can be difficult especially if one is on the go or does not have the luxury of proper wine storage.

In the UK alone, over 600 million bottles of wine are poured down the sink every year because of glasses that had not been finished, bottles left in the fridge for too long, or improper methods of wine preservation. This nightmare is caused by one element — oxygen.

Oxidation: A Double-edged Sword

Most wine lovers are familiar with the term ‘oxidation,’ but may not understand its importance in wine. Simply put, oxidation is a chemical reaction that takes place when oxygen combines with another molecule. In the case of wine, this reaction can cause it to go bad and lose its flavor.

Oxidation, Aeration

Although oxidation can unlock an array of flavors that wine grapes can offer, it is also the main culprit behind wine going bad in an opened bottle that is past its drinking window. This is because as oxygen interacts with the wine, it causes it to undergo a process called ‘aeration.’ This process can backfire if it goes too far, causing the wine to lose its flavor and aroma, turning it flat and dull. Fortunately, there is a solution.

How This Intelligent Wine Preservation System is Changing the Game for Wine Lovers

Singapore-based wine tech startup, Vino Fontaine, has unveiled its smart wine dispenser, The SANTUS™ Andante, which is designed to keep the wine fresh after uncorking for up to 14 days. This third-generation smart wine dispenser utilizes state-of-the-art patented oxygen absorption technology in the form of oxygen absorbers filter cartridges to filter out the oxygen to as low as 0.1%, therefore, preserving the wine’s freshness.

Smart Wine Dispenser

This patented oxygen absorption cartridge is in an unrivaled category proprietary to the machine and replacement cartridges can be easily purchased from the website.

On top of that, the SANTUS™ Andante can be paired with an app that will give you the convenience to receive updates on the wine’s life and control temperature settings for both your reds and whites, with the desired temperature range from 10 to 18 degrees celsius. The product is easy to set up – simply turn on the power, insert the filter and you are ready to go. The dispenser system prevents drips and dispenses a perfect standard wine pour with one push of a button.

Savor. Every. Sip

The name Andante, which is conceived so that taste and sustainability can co-exist, has Italian and Latin origins, meaning moderately slow tempo typically in musical pieces. It is the brainchild of Vino Fontaine’s founder, Terence Tan — a Singaporean venture capitalist with years of experience in the wine industry and technology.

The SANTUS™ Andante is now available in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan and the United States of America.

The SANTUS™ Andante Smart Wine Preservation System

The must-have intelligent wine companion that’s perfect for every modern space

The Perfect Christmas Gift for Wine Lovers

For the festive period between 1st to 31st December 2022 – The SANTUS™ Adante Uno Pro will retail at S$1,288.00 and the promotion comes with:

Kelvin Teo founded Filled With Wine™ because one summer night, he noticed that his glass of wine tasted funny. It was only after he discovered that he stored his bottle wrongly that he realised the importance of proper wine storage. Since then, he has taken the art of wine drinking seriously and is now on a quest to help fellow wine lovers achieve the best drinking experience possible.