On-trade

Wine on tap

Already an important part of the on-trade wine offering in bars and restaurants across the United States, serving wine on tap is a rapidly growing trend in a number of other markets across the world, including the UK. The wines being served in this way bear no resemblance to the bag-in-box format seen in the past - this is a high quality way to serve high quality wine and many top wineries have already embraced wine in keg.

This innovative approach has numerous benefits for the consumer, the bar/restaurant, the distributor, the supplier and the environment, and it is considered by many leading authorities to be a trend that will change the way wine is served across the service industry.

Wine on tap benefits

  • Fresh, consistent, delicious wine for customers

    Inert gas and storage at a constant temperature retain freshness so there is no deterioration between the first and last pours. With lower dry goods costs and cheaper distribution, the wine makes up a much higher proportion of the price of each glass, meaning better wine for less money.

  • Easy to use with less waste for on-trade businesses

    Our Petainer kegs use standard industry fittings and are simple to use, change and dispose of. Once tapped they can be kept for many months - eliminating the need to throw wine away at the end of a shift. One keg holds 20 litres, the equivalent of nearly 27 bottles of wine in a third of the space, and creates a tiny fraction of the physical waste.

  • A simple way to deliver quality for producers

    Filling kegs is simple and takes a matter of minutes, with almost no risk of an error that will affect the condition of the wine. Wine on tap delivers a consistent product at an easily regulated serving temperature, so it reaches the customer in exactly the condition intended by the winemaker.

For more information see our FAQs

"The enemies of wine are exposure to light, exposure to oxygen and termperature changes. We don't have any of those operational issues with wine on tap."

Nick Chambers, Rex & Mariano

Roberson Wine's full portfolio of products in keg stretches to over 50 wines, many of which are in stock now and available immediately. Prices start at c. £130 per 20 litre keg for house pours, up to £350+ for small production wines from artisanal producers. The range is always expanding, as increasing numbers of wineries understand the opportunity that wine in keg presents.

For more information download our Wine on Tap brochure.

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