Rethink Your wine bottle habit
N2 wine or “wine on tap” is a simple and practical way of dispensing wine from a faucet in a restaurant or wine bar, rather than pouring from a bottle. N2 wine is packaged in bulk format, usually in reusable stainless steel barrels and is an efficient way to serve wine by the glass or carafe in a high volume food service setting. In addition to the time and cost efficiencies of buying and serving wine in bulk format, N2 wine is never exposed to air, and therefore will not oxidize or deteriorate in flavor the way that wines poured from a bottle are prone to do.
N2 wine is pushed through a tap system similar to draft beer, by an inert nitrogen (N2) based gas blend. This practical method for serving wine is gaining popularity around the world, and is considered by many to be the best way to serve wine-by-the-glass in rastaurants and wine bars.
Wines packed in stainless steel barrels and dispensed by inert gas pressure have many advantages over traditional bottled wines.
- Fresh wine from the time the barrel is tapped to the very last glass served - inert gas protects the wine in the barrel from oxidation and spoilage.
- By eliminating the costs of glass, labels, corks, and spoilage, savings can be significant for the restaurant operator, as well as the clientelle.
- The barrels are reusable and help reduce environmental impact.
N2 Wines Company is a production winery, importer, custom packaging facility, and wine dispensing resource for the wine on tap category based in Napa Valley, California, USA.