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BinWise Is the Beverage Technology Software Used by Award Winning Sommeliers

October 21, 2013

BinWise, Inc., the leading cloud-based software company for managing restaurant beverage programs, is pleased to announce that the top award winning restaurants and sommeliers across the U.S. use its solution to manage their wine, beer and liquor.

Each year the editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine honor the individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements in the wine world; including an award for the Top Sommelier of the Year.

Four out of the five nominees for the 2013 Sommelier of the Year named below use BinWise to manage their beverage programs.

Laura Maniec 
One of just 19 female Master Sommeliers in the world, Maniec is behind the popular Corkbuzz in Manhattan's Union Square. Through her wide-ranging educational offerings and eclectic menu, Maniec aims to create a new community of informed wine lovers.

Daniel McCullough  
Wine Director at Napa Valley's Oenotri, McCullough attended the Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York before turning to wine. Over time at Oenotri, he has crafted a 650-bottle wine list dominated by wines from Italy and California and rounded out by Old World classics from Burgundy and Champagne.

John Ragan 
Wine Director for Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, John Ragan works with all beverage directors to ensure consistency and excellence at each restaurant. He has earned four New York Times stars and a Wine Spectator Grand Award.  He is also only one of three people in the world to earn both a James Beard Award for "Outstanding Wine Service" and be named a Master Sommelier.

Dustin Wilson  
Currently Wine Director of three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park, Wilson is also a Master Sommelier. He was featured in last year's popular documentary SOMM, where viewers watched him study for and pass the rigorous Court of Master Sommeliers exam in 2011.

The winners will be announced in the special December 31 Wine Star Award issue, and the honorees will be presented their Wine Star Award trophies at a gala black-tie dinner in New York City on January 27th, 2014.

In addition, BinWise was a sponsor of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants Award Winners for 2013. Of the Top 100 list, 24 of those award-winning restaurants are BinWise clients and include such notable restaurants as Marea (New York), Plume at the Jefferson Hotel (DC), Nomad (New York), Quince (San Francisco) and A16 (San Francisco).

BinWise and the Wine Enthusiast also have a strategic partnership that is aimed to increase awareness of technology available to the restaurant industry. In addition to several other industry leading projects, the companies will be cohosting various wine and food related events at BinWise restaurant accounts across the U.S. in 2014.

"We are very pleased to see that the Top Sommeliers at the top restaurants in the country use BinWise to manage their beverage programs. We are in very good company," said Doug Hickey, CEO of BinWise.  

The current list of BinWise clients are customer profile pages.

About BinWise, Inc.
BinWise is the only way to smoothly run a successful beverage program in a single application.  The company's first product, RealWineLists, was created by wine professionals for wine professionals. The cloud-based software links purchasing, barcode inventory management, point of sales and real-time wine lists, available on pdf, html or iPad, on one platform.

BinWise provides transparency to restaurant beverage management and is being used by restaurants, hotels, and corner bistros. Restaurant groups currently using RealWineLists are the Union Square Hospitality Group, Mozza Group, Alta Marea Group, Rosewood Hotels, CorkBuzz and A16. Clients use BinWise to manage not only wine, but also beer, spirits, cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, cigars, food and glassware.

BinWise was funded in March 2012 by ACP, a private equity firm based in New York and is based out of the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco.  

About Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Enthusiast Magazine educates and entertains readers about wine and the wine lifestyle in an accessible and user-friendly way. Published 12 times per year, along with the Italian Bookazine and the California Bookazine, the magazine's readership is more than 800,000. The magazine and its Buying Guide with more than 130,000 ratings and reviews are available online. The magazine hosts signature Wine Enthusiast events for both consumer and trade.

Andrew Salentine