WINE BOTTLES SHOULD BE ORIENTED WITH THE CLOSURE POINTING DOWN SO THE NECK OF THE BOTTLE IS RESTING IN THE SEALING CUP.
REMOVE ANY WAX BEFORE PUTTING IN PLUM. WAX MAY CLOG NEEDLES.
Take the bottle by the neck, and lay each bottle on the bottle tray with the label fully facing up so the cameras can capture an image of the label. Slide the bottle down until the top of the bottle rests flush against the sealing cup.
For very long bottles (longer than 12.5”), you need to push the neck of the bottle past the edge of the sealing cup, and then rest the top of the bottle in the sealing cup as normal.
The very first time you add a bottle to Plum, you may notice a tiny amount of water on the first pour. Your Plum is cleaned and then rinsed with purified water after assembly for safety. This will not affect your wine.
Note: Plum uses a special 55-degree angle for bottle storage. This angle serves several purposes. First, it allows sediment in unfiltered or un-fined wines to collect in the shoulder of the bottle rather than in your glass. Second, it keeps a liquid barrier on the cork until the very last glass, which improves preservation. Finally, wine bottles cool faster on their side due to an interesting (and complex) law of thermodynamics. So there you go!