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Free Flow Wines' Kegging and Logistics Services Now the Wine on Tap Standard at Restaurants Nationwide


Date: 03/24/14

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Napa, CA, March 18, 2014—Premium Wine on tap is now offered at more than 2,000 restaurants nationwide thanks to Free Flow Wines, the pioneer of wine on tap. Restaurants including Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, Front Burner Brands, Pebble Beach Resorts, PF Chang’s, Savor, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 at the MGM Grand, and TWO Urban Licks, have adopted wine on tap as a better way to serve wine by the glass. High-volume airport establishments like SF Uncork’d and Lark Creek Grill, both at San Francisco International Airport, have also adopted wine on tap in Free Flow kegs.

“At Pebble Beach Resorts, many guests are visiting us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s all the more reason to make sure our guests enjoy the best tasting, highest quality wines at our numerous dining locations,” Wendy Heilmann, director of wine and spirits, Pebble Beach Resorts. “Wine on tap guarantees that the wines we serve are fresh from the first glass to the last.”

“Our secret sauce is our Free Flow stainless steel kegs,” said Dan Donahoe, co-founder of Free Flow Wines. “Our kegs keep wine fresher longer and restaurants are adopting premium wine on tap because it’s a better way to serve wine by the glass.”

Free Flow Wines' kegging and logistics services have allowed more than 350 premium wines to be available on tap at more than 2,000 restaurants, hotels, airports, sports, and entertainment venues nationwide. The Free Flow Wines kegging equipment was custom built for placing fine wine safely into kegs and their state-of-the-art facility has been vetted by the wine industry’s most sophisticated quality control teams. Premium wine in Free Flow kegs never sees oxygen so it’s guaranteed fresh and there is never wasted wine or spoilage.

“Free Flow Wines allows us to offer great wines on tap so that our guests can experience them just as the winemaker intended,” said Mary Melton, beverage director at P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc.

“The growth of wine on tap has been exceptional over the past year,” said Jordan Kivelstadt, co-founder and CEO of Free Flow Wines. “In 2013 we saw a 300 percent increase in the number of wine taps and in the expansion at national chains and top restaurants. It not only allows restaurants to serve a better glass of wine, but it’s great for the environment as it enables them to eliminate their trash.”

Free Flow Wines uses 100 percent stainless steel kegs to allow the wine and hospitality industries to move away from bottles and disposable packages to a sustainable, environmentally friendly way of serving wine. In addition to the reduction in emissions, a Free Flow Wines keg holds the equivalent of 26 wine bottles and each keg that goes into distribution will save 2,340 lbs. of trash from the landfill over its lifetime.

About Free Flow Wines

Free Flow Wines is the pioneer of premium wine on tap and delivers the world’s wine brands to the taps of restaurants and venues nationwide. Free Flow Wines' kegging and logistics services have allowed the wine and hospitality industries to move away from bottles to a sustainable, environmentally friendly way of serving wine on tap, while maintaining wine integrity from the barrel to the tap. Free Flow Wines was founded in 2009 and has more than 350 large and small winery clients from Frog’s Leap in Napa Valley, to 10 Span Vineyards in Santa Barbara and Banfi’s Aviatto from Alto Adige. Their clients' wines are offered on tap to a variety of restaurants, premium hotels, sports and entertainment venues nationwide. The company is located in Napa, California and you can find them online at FreeFlowWines.com, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr @FreeFlowWine.

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