By Quini Team August 17, 2018 Comments Off
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VANCOUVER, BC – August 17, 2018 – Quini® (, the leader in wine tasting data and technology solutions today announced that its wine tasting event platform, QUINI SOMM™, will power the consumer wine tasting and rating experience at Cabfest 2018 (

The event, held annually, is San Francisco’s premier wine festival celebrating Cabernet Sauvignon. The festival will welcome more than 400 wine enthusiasts daily this year, at the Westfield San Francisco Centre in California, Under the Dome space, on August 18 and 19.

Event attendees will be able to review and rate the wines poured at the fest, using Quini on their smartphones, by going to the Cabfest website at Without having to download any apps from the app store. Attendees will also be able to access the wine list directly, by scanning an event QR Code that will be featured throughout the event.

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Users’ tasting history and taste profiles will be stored on their phones to help them recall their show favourites. Tasters will also be able to share their wine tasting notes on social media, as they go about their tasting journey.

“We are excited to partner with Cabfest and to see Quini chosen yet again to power the wine tasting experience at a major wine consumer event in the United States,” said Roger Noujeim, Quini’s CEO.

“Cabfest has been known to offer to the wine consumer a unique environment where they can enjoy some of the very best U.S. Cabernet products and brands,” said Carlo Niboli, Cabfest’s founder and event director. “The addition of Quini will make the experience this year more memorable, educational and beneficial for everyone involved. Tasters will learn how to approach wine tasting more methodically, and they’ll have an easy and fun way to remember their show favourites. The wineries will also get a unique opportunity to access real market feedback, after the festival.”

Added Noujeim: “Within our stringent privacy policy, the deep, rich data that wine consumers will share, become a true goldmine that can greatly benefit the wineries and the consumer. As a data solutions company, we pride ourselves on helping wine producers and retailers to capture and analyze unique consumer sensory and behavior data in near real-time. An effort that otherwise costs tens of thousands of dollars, and weeks or months, using traditional research methods such as focus groups and surveys.”

Participating wineries this year include, in no particular order:

Barlow Vineyards
Ballentine Vineyards
Justin Vineyards & Winery
Eberle Winery
Conn Creek Winery
Bellacosa Wine Co.
Joseph Carr
Raymond Vineyards
Calcareous Vineyard
Las Positas
Jack Winery
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Rock Wall Wine Company
Epps Estate
Booker Vineyard
Cass Winery
Deerfield Ranch Winery
Oakville East Wine Company
Ancient Peaks Winery
Broken Earth Winery
Aldina Vineyards
Beaucanon Winery
Longwood Estates
Wine Fornia
Peju Province Winery
St. Anne’s Crossing Winery
Corley Family Napa Valley
Yao Family Wines


CABFEST is San Francisco’s premier wine festival celebrating Cabernet Sauvignon. The primary event will feature wineries at the stunning Westfield Under the Dome space, one of San Francisco’s most pursued and chic venues. Supporting events will emphasize the glamour and prestige that surrounds the grape, featuring wine dinners at esteemed San Francisco restaurants and the exclusive after-party at The Speakeasy SF.


Quini is the leader in real-time wine tasting data and technology solutions. Privately held, Quini is headquartered in Vancouver, BC. The Quini project is co-funded by CMF (Canada Media Fund).

Quini Team

Quini Team

We’re folks who love tasting and reviewing wine. We want to engage people in thought-provoking dialogue about wine tasting, and empower the wine and hospitality industries with data and tools that directly impact their bottom line.

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