Court finds solution for restaurant’s wine challenge


Williams has supplied a series of wine towers to one of London’s newest bistros in a project delivered by Court Catering Equipment.

The refrigeration firm’s equipment was installed as part of a large kitchen scheme at The Sign of The Don, near Bank, which boasts a wine list of more than 400 wines and champagnes.

Five of the company’s Wine Towers have been fitted at the restaurant, each storing up to 150 bottles.

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Located on the site of the original Sandeman port and sherry cellar, The Sign of The Don has a main bar restaurant, where the first of the wine towers is located, then a downstairs area and a wine tasting room, each housing two towers.

As the restaurant’s audience is very wine-savvy, the owners needed a storage solution that would guarantee optimum temperatures but which was also stylish enough to position front-of-house.

Nick Howe, managing director of Court, said it specified Williams after viewing the kit close-up at the end of last year. He said the temperatures of each tower can be adjusted from 5°C to 16°C.

“We saw the Williams Wine Towers at the Host Show in Milan and were very impressed by the build quality,” he commented. “When this project came up they were a natural fit.”

Each tower measures 3m high by 1.5m wide. Two have glass sides all round and three have stainless steel backs, to go against the wall. Four are connected to remote refrigeration, whilst the fifth uses its integral system.

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