Chaz uses latest technology to launch reserve wine exploration initiative

February 7, 2014 – Kansas City, MO – Chaz on the Plaza is using a new technology developed by a medical apparatus inventor to launch a new Wine Exploration Initiative that will open a new world to wine aficionados. Chaz’s new Coravin Wine Access System allows enthusiasts to experience top tier reserve wines without having to purchase an entire bottle. The new system allows wine to be extracted from a bottle without breaking the seal or allowing oxidation of the wine. Beginning February 6, guests may order wines from a new Coravin Wine List at prices from $12 - $26 per two-ounce pour. “We are very excited about this new technology and what it means to Kansas City wine enthusiasts,” says Deanna Brazil, Chaz food and beverage. “The world of wine exploration is expanded when you can experience an exemplary wine like a Dominus, 2009 without spending $300 for an entire bottle.” Through February participants in The Wine Exploration Initiative receive an appropriately paired cheese plate with a minimum four-ounce purchase by presenting a coupon available at raphaelkc.com.

About The Coravin Wine Access System: The Coravin system is the most advanced wine preservation system to date. It was conceived by Greg Lambrecht, an MIT educated nuclear engineer best known as inventor and patent-holder of medical apparatuses. The Coravin System allows wine to be transferred from the bottle to glass without a cork ever being removed. It works by a surgical procedure in which a thin, hollow needle is plunged down through the cork, keeping the seal functionally intact. As wine is transferred into the glass, it is replaced with Argon gas that prevents the wine from interacting with oxygen. The wine can be preserved and consumed over a period of months or more. The system only works with real cork due to cork’s physical property of expandability, thereby allowing it to reseal itself.

About Chaz on the Plaza: Chaz on the Plaza is the signature restaurant of the historic Raphael Hotel located at 325 Ward Parkway in Kansas City, MO. It is a destination restaurant that embodies its city’s unique culture, history and spirit. Chaz is a 2013 recipient of Forbes Travel Guide Recommended award, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Ingram’s Most Romantic Restaurant Silver. Signature items include a hand-cut, wet-aged prime beef tenderloin with brie stuffed potato croquette and grilled asparagus, locally sourced lamb chops and fried green tomatoes. Chaz Lounge presents live music nightly and from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays during Weekend Jazz Brunch. Happy Hour drink specials and half-price appetizers are offered from 4 – 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information, menus, wine lists, and reservations are available online or by calling 816.802.2152.

Rick Hughey Hughey and Associates, L.L.C. 13140 Birch Overland Park, KS 66209 Ph. 913-681-6806 rhughey@kc.rr.com

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