Saturday, February 6, 2010
Both the 'locapour' and wine on tap concepts have been trending hot lately.
That makes sense ,as they go hand in hand. I have written about both locapours and wines on tap in the past.
So I was pleased to hear about Free Flow Wines, a company focused on high quality local wines on tap. I was told about Free Flow Wines by Kevin Kelley, the multi-tasking winemaker at Salinia Winery, Lioco, NPA and now Spot-On Winery as well.
Before Free Flow, the wines on tap concept was a free for all, with each restaurant and winery fending for themselves in regards to organizing kegs and wine available in bulk.
I was wondering when some enterprising wine entrepreneur would step in and supply a solution. Looks like Jordan Kivelstadt is that guy. Also, looks like he is offering some very cool wines as part of the wine keg program. This is not commercial, grocery store juice but artisanal wines made affordable.
Of course, the kegs are very eco-friendly, as they cut down on glass bottles, packaging, trucking poundage, etc. But it is gratifying that the wines are of a like-mind, some are made with organic grapes as well as native yeasts.
Posted by Amy Atwood at 5:54 PM