7 Restaurants with Wine on Tap
Lower oxidation levels and good value are just two reasons why tapped wine is a must-try.
Ceili’s has three whites and three reds on tap for you to choose from.
Photo courtesy of Ceili’s
Oenophiles may insist on traditional wine bottles being served at the dinner table, but many bars and restaurants are discovering that serving wine from the tap for by-the-glass pours is less expensive and better for the environment, since it’s cheaper to “bottle” and transport small kegs of wine than bottles. It also reduces the likelihood of wine oxidizing in the bottle, which can happen if wine sits for too long once opened. Here are seven places in Calgary where you can try a glass of wine straight from the tap.
At Bar C, $9 will get you a light, fresh pinot gris from the Okanagan poured straight from the tap.
(340 17 Ave. S.W., 403-984-3667, bar-c.ca)
Opt for either a red cabernet/merlot blend or a white chardonnay/malvasia blend, both $8 for a five-ounce pour.
(918 12 Ave. S.W., 403-265-6200, blindmonk.ca)
Brooklyn Pizza offers Jim Neal’s California red and white blended wines on tap, with five-ounces going for $8 and a half-litre for $21.50.
(412, 8888 Country Hills Blvd., 403-547-6220, brooklynpizza.ca)
Three reds and three whites make up the tapped offerings at this Irish-style watering hole. It features N2 white and red blends from California, as well as sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio and two malbec blends. Prices range from $9 to $13 for six ounces and $13 to $19.50 for nine ounces.
(351 4 Ave. S.W., 403-262-0080, ceilis.com)
Cheekily named wine blends “Blondes Have More Fun” and “Big Red” are a pinot gris and pinot noir blend, respectively. During Craft Beer Market’s happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. daily, six ounces of either goes for $5. Otherwise it’s $12 for the red and $9 for the white.
(345 10 Ave. S.W., 403-514-2337, craftbeermarket.ca)
Merchants Restaurant has 16 types of wine on tap, eight red and eight white, including sangiovese, zinfadel and malbec. They are all within the $9 to $12 range for a six-ounce pouring.
(2118 33 Ave. S.W., 403-452-4001, merchantsyyc.com)
You’ll find sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, malbec and cabernet sauvignon at this 17th Avenue S.W. location, all priced at $8.50 for 6.5-ounce glass.
(1428 17 Ave. S.W., 403-384-9777, thepint.ca)