by Jeff Walton
Yes, I'm a beer lover, but I could not miss an opportunity to write about one of my new favorite ways to enjoy wine (Yes, wine). One thing I’ve found in the past few years of being more of a beer drinker than anything else is that there is still room for great wines. Believe me when I say beer goes great with everything from tailgates to steak, but sometimes life calls for some good juice. Enter wine.
There has been some great improvements in the ways wine can be served other than bottles such as box wines and keg wines. Wine on tap is one of the newer inovations andFree Flow Wines are leading the industry.
The unit looks a lot like a kegerator and can hold up to 4 1/6 barrels of red or white wine on the two tap version and each barrel holds about 26 bottles (750 ml) of wine. On the left side the white wine is kept at the ideal serving temperature of 47 degrees and the red wine is maintained at 57 degrees on the right hand side. It also retains the freshness of wine for months. I can attest to this since we have a system in our office and I sampled a Darcie Kent Pinot Noir that had been tapped about 3 months ago which tasted just as good as the first glass. The advantage to restaurants will be the ability to serve high quality, money making wines to customers without risking the wine oxidizing in the open bottles before they can be served. Money town, yes money town.