Ideal for wine connoisseurs or those who love to entertain, this unique system provides an elegant way to chill, serve, and store wine. The machine holds up to three 1-1/2-liter wine bottles in individually controlled chambers, each set to a perfect serving temperature. Nine wine-cooling presets take the guesswork out of choosing the right temperature, but the chamber temperature can also be adjusted manually for those who prefer more control. Once the wine has chilled, guests simply push a button for the kind they would like, and the unit gracefully dispenses it into their glass--no need to hire a bartender. The machine also comes equipped with patented vacuum technology that preserves open bottles for up to 10 days, so wine stays fresh and flavorful. Other highlights include an intuitive control panel, digital temperature display for each chamber, and interior lighting that shows off the wine-bottle labels. With its sleek, metropolitan design, the wine system measures 11.625 by 21-1/4 by 23.875 inches.
From the Manufacturer
The skybar Wine System: Wine, Redefined Luxurious. Engaging. Trendsetting. The skybar wine system is both luxury art form and innovative wine accessory. Balancing form and function, this is the first home wine accessory that chills, pours, and preserves from a single system. And, with three individual wine chambers, you can offer a variety of wines to your guests with ease. Every glass is smoothly poured at its ideal temperature, accentuating each varietal's unique bouquet and flavor profile.
Chill: Serve Wine at Its Ideal Temperature Wine connoisseurs agree that serving fine wine at its optimal temperature showcases each varietal's natural bouquet and flavor profile.
Enjoy multiple bottles at once: Individually chilled wine chambers allow you and your guests to enjoy 3 different wines at once, each served at its ideal temperature.
Take the guesswork out of wine chilling: Select from 9 preset temperatures based on the optimal serving temperatures for the most popular wine varietals (from Sauvignon Blanc at 45 degrees Fahrenheit to Cabernet Sauvignon at 65 degrees Fahrenheit).
Adjust the wine temperature to your individual taste: Like your Chardonnay a bit colder? Manual temperature controls allow you to set each wine chamber temperature to your personal preference.
Pour: Enjoy Wine Tasting
Hold a wine tasting at home: You and your guests will enjoy sampling from 3 wine selections for a wine tasting experience in the comfort of your home.
Everyone selects the wine they prefer: She wants white . . . he prefers red. Now each of you can enjoy the wine you want, when you want it.
Take your time: Eliminate worry over unfinished wine. The skybar preserves a bottle up to 10 days, letting you enjoy the wine one glass at a time.
Preserve: Retain the Taste and Aroma of Each Wine
RetainWine quality for up to 10 days: Patented vacuum technology preserves an open bottle of wine by removing the oxygen that would otherwise oxidize and ruin the wine.
Open the wines you want: Not just the one you will finish in a day. The skybar protects your wine, allowing you to have several types of wine available at once to enjoy over time without worrying about wasted wine.
Satisfy everyone's taste: No need to compromise on which bottle to open. The skybar preserves the wine, allowing your guests and you to enjoy your favorite wines at the same time . . . without compromise!
Metropolitan Design: Accent Your Home's Stylish Decor
Form meets function: An elegant accent piece with an innovative blend of form and function suits a variety of lifestyles.
Place it virtually anywhere: From the living room to the dining room . . . from the kitchen to the bar. The skybar is certain to ignite conversation wherever it is placed.
Custom skybar wine stand available: Complement your skybar with a custom wine stand to create the perfect wine entertainment center anywhere in your home.
How Does It Work?
This wine system offers 3 individual wine chambers. After the cork is removed from the bottle, the bottle is fitted with a pouring assembly, and then secured into the wine chamber. Once inside the chamber, vacuum preservation begins immediately, removing oxygen from the bottle to preserve your wine. From a sleek, intuitive control panel, a varietal setting is selected, and the skybar automatically cools the wine to its ideal serving temperature. This wine system offers 9 pre-set temperatures for the most popular wine varietals; you may also manually adjust the wine chamber to your preferred serving temperature.
Why Is the skybar Right for You?
The skybar wine system takes the guesswork out of wine by ensuring your wine is served at its optimal temperature--highlighting each varietal's unique bouquet and flavor profile. With its multiple wine chambers, you can open three bottles of wine for your guests, allowing everyone to enjoy the wine they want. Also, because the bottles are preserved in the wine chambers for up to 10 days, you can enjoy the wine at your leisure, eliminating worry over wasted wine. And, with its metropolitan design, the skybar wine system is the ultimate accessory for the design-conscious host and hostess, certain to ignite conversation and incite admiration.
I purchased this unit for my bar. Given I have a large wine cellar, I often have wine opened that I want to try over many days and in addition to sealing the bottle, it keeps it at the temperature you program for easy and immediate drinking. Bear in mind that the unit is not quiet and does generate some noise and a little heat. This noise can become annoying and distracting over time.
After a month or so of use the nozzles on 2 chambers clogged up and one of the chambers failed. I contacted the online supplier who were not too helpful but referred me to the manufacturer. The manufacturer service was outstanding! They immediately sent me out replacement parts at no cost and were extremely friendly and helpful. This makes such a difference and I never have any concern buying a product from a company like this that looks after their product. So refreshing!
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I purchased the unit as a Christmas gift for my wife. It started out like a champ, kept the wine fresh, chilled and ready to pour at a moments notice. Three months later one of the gaskets, which establish the air tight seal, began to fail. I had good results with customer service. They sent me a replacement at no charge. Six months down the road one of the chambers went dead, two weeks later I had another gasket fail, one week after that yet another gasket gave up the ghost. Ten months later I have one operational chamber. BUT I do have a one year warranty which I am going to try out.
***UPDATE*** The entire unit eventually died. I called customer service and had great results. They replaced the entire unit with a brand new one.
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UPDATE (1/20/14): Finally we have some great things to say about this product. Thanks to Jarden Corporate for replacing our malfunctioning three-bottle model with two one-bottle units at no cost to us. These one-bottle units are far superior to the original three-bottle unit that we purchased in December 2009. Fits more bottles, and definitely keeps the wine at a better storage level. No off-tastes anymore, and no problems with pressurizing. We are very pleased. I would have rated FIVE stars if we'd not had the previous issues with the older model. Definitely recommend the one-bottle unit now -- have not tried the new three-bottle unit, yet would think it would perform better with the changes.
UPDATE (9/16/13): The Jarden company has finally responded to our second registered complaint letter with a replacement of two one-bottle units for the original three-bottle unit. This time, it appears the quality is better, and the unit(s) pressurizes better, and the wine tastes as it should (our test has been for 4 days with one same bottle in the unit with no off-taste). So far, our only complaints are that the fan is still pretty loud and not all "regular" 750ml wine bottles will fit the system. That requires decanting of wine from its original bottle into another bottle that fits better. If your bottle is completely full, you may have to "reinstall bottle" into the system which includes pouring out some of the wine, and we have noticed that we have to "reinstall bottle" when the neck size is slightly off. There are three rubber inserts that are supposed to solve the bottle neck fit issue yet have not worked for us. We have identified two bottles that fit and are keeping those in reserve for future need if a bottle doesn't fit.Read more ›
I had very high hopes when I ordered this unit two months ago, of course at this price, who wouldn't. On arrival and set up I was very impressed by the packaging and apparent quality of the unit. It is, for the most part, attractive and well constructed. I followed the setup instructions and then, before using it, filled 3 750ml wine bottles with water to purge/clean and test the system. Given the ambient air temperature in my house (76 degrees Fahrenheit), I set the temperature of the coolers for 58. After 24 hours, the water had cooled to 56 (measured using a lab-calibrated non-contact IR thermometer), but the cooling unit continues to run all three fans at 100%. I'm not especially sensitive to noise but, I, my wife, my children, several friends all found the fan noise to be very distracting and unpleasant. I assumed there might be something wrong with my setup, so I contacted SkyBar customer support, here is their response:
"For optimum cooling, thermoelectric products like the SkyBar Wine System should be in an environment with a room temperature of less than 70 F (21 C). A higher room temperature will result in a slightly warmer internal chamber temperature."
Now, I don't know about you, but the idea of air conditioning my home to 70 F during the summer is ridiculous. Most utilities and HVAC manufacturers recommend a summer setting of 78 F. Cooling my home to 70 F would exponentially increase the cost of operating the SkyBar and make it completely impractical.
In addition to the fan and temperature problems, within a month, two of the clear plastic spouts have broken loose due to minor bumps from wine glasses.