The New Face of Wine
Dewz Wine Shop
If you have a taste for vino, downtown Modesto has no shortage of places eager to indulge you. But since April, the new Dewz Wine Shop has been revolutionizing the way wine is served in the market with the introduction of its fantastic new Enomatic system.
According to Dewz owner Judy Aspesi, a retail wine addition has long been in the plan for this iconic downtown eatery, but she and her son, co-owner Scott Aspesi, could never find the right location. But when the owner of RC David retired last year, Aspesi said that it was clear they’d finally found the place they’d been looking for.
“Scott first fell in love with the Enomatic equipment in San Francisco and decided to buy it even though we didn’t have the right space yet,” said Judy. “We’ve had it in storage for seven years.”
The Enomatic wine delivery system brings wine tasting into the 21st century by allowing the dispensation of wines directly from the bottle using inert gas preservation. This preservation system extends the life of the flavors and characteristics of an opened bottle of wine for more than three weeks, as opposed to just a few hours. This new system means that Dewz Wine Shop is able to keep a rotating stable of more than 50 wines open and available for tasting by customers.
Another advancement of the system is that customers are now able to pay for individual 2 oz. tasting portions of any of the open wines with a prepaid Dewz Wine Shop card. This ensures customers unprecedented freedom to sample, explore and build their individual taste preferences with any of Dewz’ fine wines. “Even if you don’t have a lot of wine knowledge and you are afraid or embarrassed to ask questions, you can come down here and taste 55 different wines and go by what your taste is. You can taste very different regions, different wines, different price ranges and make your own mind up what you like,” said Aspesi. The shop offers everything from traditional chardonnays and merlots to local wines and even less common imported varietals.
“It’s perfect,” added Wine Shop Manager Marissa Faggioli. “A lot of people will go to the store and see a $50 bottle of wine and not want to take a chance on it. Now they can taste it for themselves.”
In addition to the available wines, customers can enjoy a selection of light appetizers like salami and cheeses at the bar or in one of a couple of comfortable booths.