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Wine in kegs is an idea barreling into more restaurants
Wine in kegs is an idea barreling into more restaurants

Part of the ritual of wine drinking is opening the bottle, teasing the cork from the bottle and pouring that wine into a crystal glass. That's no longer the default, though. First, they came out with fake corks, then screw cap bottles — and, sacre bleu, now some serious restaurants are dispensing wines from kegs. And we're not talking about jug wine. A growing number of boutique wineries are putting their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rhone-style reds in kegs. Wineries like Lioco, Brewer-Clifton, Matthiasson, Tablas Creek, Melville, Au Bon Climat, Copain and even Scholium Project. Why? Putting wine in kegs saves the winery the costs of bottling and labeling — and...

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