The Italian Government passed an EU Directive in 2009 that made it illegal to sell Prosecco on tap. Up until that point there had been a gradual decline in quality of Prosecco, with wineries mixing other grape varieties and still calling their product Prosecco. It was even being sold in cans! Similar to Champagne, the Prosecco Consorzio (a group made up of the big Prosecco producers) stipulated that Prosecco had to be grown in a certain region (an area near Venice), with fixed yields per hectare, using the Glera grape... Read More
About wine on tap
It’s been called the hottest, fastest growing trend in the wine industry, and now big name producers are queuing up to get on board while hip bars and high profile restaurants in the Capital are serving wine on tap. But this isn’t just a fad, draft wine could change the way we drink wine forever… Before we start, let’s be clear. This isn’t a new trend. Although wine on tap has old-world origins, and was first pioneered in Italy, this is a trend exported from the United States where New... Read More
It’s time for traditionalists to move over! Wine on tap is here to stay. Not only is it better for the environment, but it’s better for customers as it allows them to try more types of wine by the glass, and it’s better for the wine, as it stays fresher for longer. It’s also better for bars and restaurants, because it takes up less space, and is quicker and easier to serve. Here’s a handy infographic to guide you through the benefits of wine on tap.