Why It’s Cool to Drink Wine-On-Tap!

Any Wine Enthusiast loves the thought of going out for an evening on the town and enjoying multiple glasses of wine with your besties. I, for one, always end up ordering a bottle of wine over glasses for 2 reasons, 1-we all save money, 2-it’s way cooler than ordering by the glass. Making that decision usually means at some point all or many of those are compromising on what they would want to drink. When it comes to ordering a bottle you have to decide red or white and so on and so forth. Odds are you and your girlfriends finally decide on a bottle but usually someone isn’t drinking what they want for the night. I recently had an evening like that and began to think about solutions to this matter (as any woman who wants to change the world would do!). I realized that if we had ordered a liter of each wine (white and red) it really would have been much easier and we all would have drank exactly what we each wanted all night long.

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Now don’t get me wrong we all had a fun time, but when it comes to drinking wine (and life in general), no one should ever settle because there is usually always a solution. Recently, I’ve had the ability to learn about a new phenomenon in the world of wine, quality wine-on-tap. FreshTAP is a system recently brought to Ontario and is a revolution in the world of wine. Quality wine-on-tap has been very successful in the USA and also in British Columbia and now it’s catching on here in Ontario. Restaurants all over North America are popping up and serving wine a “new” way. You can now sit down in a restaurant and have a wine experience that’s similar to that of beer. You can watch your wine get poured from a draft and sip it confidently that it’s been stored correctly, it’s the perfect temperature and it tastes the way the winemaker intended it to – which usually never happens when you buy wine by the glass. When you buy wine by the glass, the temperature is usually never exactly right, you have no idea how long the bottle has been open and servers usually never pour the glass in front of you or so you can see losing all the romance. However, Like in any industry there are the good and the bad players of wine-on-tap, there’s quality and there are the cheap imitators. But quality and premium wine-on-tap has surfaced and is making it’s way around the globe, which makes wine enthusiasts like me, very very happy. Thank God for FreshTAP!

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In Ontario, we’ve recently seen wine-on-tap coming to hipster places like The Drake 150, located in the heart of downtown, Rock Lobster on Queen Street West, Barque on Ronci and Roux restaurant in the Junction. I should also mention that many of you may associate wine-on-tap with cheap wine, and while like any association there is some truth to it from past experiences, the truth is that times are changing. In fact, it is only in the last few years when the standards for wine-on-tap have reached a premium. In many cases wine-on-tap can come from a bag inside of a keg, and who wants to drink wine that’s been in a plastic bag. There is a reason the LCBO doesn’t have much wine in plastic bottles and a reason it never does well when they launch something like that. And there is also a reason that wine comes in glass not plastic bottles (quality, standards, freshness and I could go on). FreshTAP certified taps mean that the wine that’s coming out of the tap is premium and ensures quality in every part of the process, from the keg all the way to the tap . There are no plastic bags, meaning that the wine stays fresh in a stainless steel keg, exactly the way it is in the winery for upwards of a year. Every freshTAP keg holds 26 bottles of wine, so there are no glass bottles needed, no labels, and no corks making premium wine-on-tap (freshTAP) the #Smarter #Fresher #Friendlier choice when it comes to ordering wine by the glass, with friends or by the liter. FreshTAP equipment is also designed to be higher quality without any sacrifice of part of the wine process – in fact FreshTAP taps ensure you’re getting quality wine, from quality taps – so really why would you trust anything else?

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So here’s the final verdict. FreshTAP taps certify that your wine is premium, fresh and delicious. It also confirms that the restaurant you’re spending your hard earn cash in believes in making a #smarter #fresher and #friendlier wine by the glass choice contributing to an almost zero waster wine program! Here in Toronto it also means those restaurants and the people working at them support local quality Ontario wine. Next time you’re out, ask for wine-on-tap, and make sure that freshTAP has certified those taps, if they don’t help spread the word about quality wine-on-tap. Need some more knowledge on the subject? Check out this great video and you’ll be a changed wine drinker!

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For more information visit freshTAP.com

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Angela Aiello

Angela Aiello

Making wine awesome since 2006 Writer, Educator, Host, and Founder of The Wine Club iYellow Angela Aiello has-been Involved in the world of wine & food for over fifteen years. From TV to Radio to Internationational magazines, she's got the world of food and drink at her finger tips.
Angela Aiello