Stocking high-quality wines on tap is a great way to draw social trendsetters to your fine restaurant or sophisticated bar today, and it seems poised to become increasingly popular in the future. If you are considering serving wine on tap in your bar or restaurant dining room and are curious to learn about the advantages of doing so, simply read on.
Wine in kegs? At first thought, this may not seem classy. Upon reflection on any winery visits you have made, however, you may change your mind. Wine is always aged in a barrel or tank, as you may have observed at vineyards in Sonoma or any other wine capitals you have been to. Instead of being transplanted to bottles before being sold for consumption, wine on tap is simply dispensed directly from the barrel. Whenever wine is summoned from the tap, the emptied chamber space in the keg fills with argon, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, or a combination of these gases. This keeps the wine from oxidizing, a process that compromises the richness of a wine’s flavors.
Dual-zone kegerators available from select suppliers enable restaurants and bars to keep up to four kegs of wine chilled at one time. Red and white wines can be chilled simultaneously, and dispensed to the customer at their ideal temperatures.
Several hundred million bottles of wine pass through the restaurant industry’s hands each year. After use, virtually all of these bottles end up crushed in a landfill. Wine kegs can hold 26 bottles’ worth of wine, and they can be reused again and again. It may not be practical for private residents to drink wine from the tap, but this eco-friendly option makes a lot of sense for restaurants and bars.
If you have decided to capitalize on the opportunity to serve wine on tap before most other San Diego establishments, why not make a real splash by investing in some new bar stools as well? Casual Dining & Bar Stools carries the most expansive selection of dining room and bar furniture in San Diego County. Our slogan is “What You Want is What You Get” and our number is (858) 578-5881.