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Wine on tap soon to be offered at West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault


Ever have wine on tap?  Wine on tap offers the wine lover and consumer fresh, vibrant wine at a perfect temperature at a very reasonable price.  So, why don’t we have premium, upscale wine on tap in Florida?  If you have visited wine country, you may have experienced this.  Wine on tap is everywhere. It represents the future of wine consumption, including premium wine consumption.  But here in Palm Beach County and South Florida, wine on tap is not nearly as popular.  So, what’s so great about the wine industry’s latest phenom ? What’s so interesting about wine lovers’ fascination with getting a glass of a Napa Cab or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from a spigot, and not from a 750 ml bottle?  Here’s what you need to know about wine on tap,  and why the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault is THE place to try a wide variety of upscale, limited production premium wines, including wine on tap. 

  • Wine on Tap in Wine Country: why not Palm Beach?   If you have ever traveled to wine country in Napa, Sonoma, Sta Rita Hills or Walla Walla, Washington, you know that there are often many small lot offerings of wine.  Wines that you just won’t get back home.  Why?  Local winemakers, artisans, and even medium-sized wineries will often make small batches of wines which they, or their wine club, really love.  You know, a wine maker or winery owner LOVES a particular varietal that may not be “done” right by others, or planted in abundance.  Think Mourvedre or Cabernet Franc.  Or, a winery owner may absolutely love a particular vineyard.  Think 5 star winemaker Ken Brown http://www.kenbrownwines.com/  and how many amazing Pinot Noirs he has crafted over the years from the super premium Pinot Noir vineyard Rita’s Crown in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara.  Great wine.  Small lots. Hard to get.   OK: got it.  
  • Limited Production Wines.   And while these great wines are often bottled and sold in very limited quantities, think 25-150 cases, they sell out fast.  With wine on tap programs, winemakers and small wineries can now expand their fan base by distributing, in an “easy” and effective manner, to restaurants and bars which might otherwise pass on their wine, not know about it, or not have access to it at all.  Think of the amazing variety of delicious wines from the Santa Barbara region which are on tap at super popular Industrial Eats, http://www.industrialeats.com/   .  This popular wine country restaurant, across the street from Ken Brown’s winery on Industrial Way in Buelton, California, is just east of the Sta Rita Hills.  What do they have on tap?  Amazing local, craft beer AND local wine.  On tap.  They have: great wine that you probably never saw before.  Often, small quantities.  Great Grenaches, vibrant Rose’s, super Syrah and tantalizing Pinot.  And a rotating line of wines.  This variety, and rotating wine on tap program, permits various wines and varietals to reach consumers: and can keep them coming back for more.  
  • What is Wine on Tap. So, the owner of the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault is bringing wine on tap to his tap room and his wine bar, called The Vault.         “We are going to make wine history in Palm Beach and in the Florida brewery world” said John Pankauski, who, by the way, was a wine lover before he opened the most popular craft brewery in Palm Beach and South Florida.  “Starting in late October, 2018, we will offer high quality, premium wine on tap in our tap room at the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault.”   And, Pankauski wants to be politely clear:  “The quality will be outstanding.  Just because it’s not in a bottle does not mean it’s not unique, well made or great.  To the contrary.  We will be offering premium wine from select vineyards and AVAs which will turn your head, please your palate, and make you wonder where wine on tap has been all your life !”
  • Wine at a Brewery?  Yes, this brewery has the best wine program in Florida. Period.  The West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault offers over 30 select wines, vineyard direct from great vineyards in a variety of styles and offerings.  Everything from single vineyard, upscale Pinot Noirs to amazing blends and unapologetic big Napa Cabernet Sauvignons.  So, this wine on tap program, which the brewery is rolling out, is in line with their dedication to quality and variety.   Craft beer. Craft food.  https://www.westpalmbeer.com/our-food/   Artisan wine.  Now: craft wine on tap.   And, the wine consumer benefits, too. “We don’t have to pay for bottles, corks, and labels. With kegs of wine, our shipping and distribution costs are lower, so we can pass those savings on to you, our fans and patrons” says Pankauski, who is expecting 25 kegs of 2017 California premium Rose’ wine any day now.  That will be the first wine on tap, and look for a tap party for that wine.  “Friend”  @wpbrewery on Facebook to catch all their events and receive notices of upcoming releases and tap parties for both wine and craft beer.  Pankauski also revealed that he will have two other wines coming on tap: a 2017 Pinot Noir from the new Fort Ross-Seaview AVA, on the rugged Sonoma Coast, and a big, super rich Cabernet blend from the 2015 vintage in Napa.   The wine is kegged in small kegs, referred to as 1/6 barrels, which hold 5.16 gallons of wine, or about 2 cases.  Tap to your heart’s content!


Oct 11, 2018