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Why Draft Wine?


Draft wine systems are designed for “house wines”, “high volume wines” or any wine served that is available in a keg. More and more wineries are offering kegs as it benefits the entire chain from the vineyard to the consumer. Your distributor can confirm availability of brands that offer kegs, and the list is growing daily due to the popularity of draft wine. 

Unlike traditional by-the-glass bottle service kegged wine is not “on the clock” once opened. Three of the contributing factors causing restaurants and bars to raise the retail price to cover their risk opening a bottle is virtually eliminated with draft wine. Draft wine is kept at a constant temperature and always ready to pour without pesky corks.  The low upfront investment also provides a quick ROI and huge profits for years to come.

An important aspect of choosing draft wine is the increased profit margins which can even be achieved with a lower retail price.  Example:

Sixtel (keg) ounces: 661

Keg cost: $250

5-ounce pours:132

Cost per serving: $1.89

Retail: $8

Revenue: $1,056

Gross Profit: $806

No need to factor lost profit in your retail price due to:

  • Consistency - Every glass poured is the same. Traditional influences that alter the taste serving by the bottle is eliminated. This improves the guest experience and increases volume.

  • Increase selection- Without the risk of wasting product and saving space, we can increase your selection of wines served.

  • Oxidation- you do not have to keep track when each bottle was opened, bottles last 2-3 days once opened. General rule of thumb is the first glass covers the cost of the bottle. The most common risk is to open a bottle without a guarantee to sell more than one glass.

  • Cork taint- 10% of all corked wines has cork taint. Save the embarrassment from customers and the accounting/inventory nightmare associated with refunds and credits from the distributors.

  • UV light- Kegs are constructed out of stainless steel and do not allow UV light to penetrate the wine, this is not the case with glass.

  • Broken glass- How many bottles have you lost to breakage? 

  • Theft- usually happens within.  Employees cannot stuff a keg in their pocket.

  • Buying in bulk- Saves money and time.

  • Reduce carbon footprint- Decrease waste by eliminating glass bottles, wood corks, and cardboard boxes going into the dumpster.

  • Managing inventory - Forget about ordering cases, storage, breakage, theft, prep, and monitor flow with real time volume (requires additional equipment and subscription).

  • Quicker serve times - keeps operations smooth without slowing down to uncork bottles.

  • We can usually use your existing gas setup for your beer depending on the setup. We will verify fitment for free.

  • No cost/obligation for an estimate to install a system to meet your needs.

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