So how would you like your Pinot Noir — out of a bottle or on tap?
By CINDY HOEDEL
The Kansas City Star
Brad Harsha of Overland Park left a corporate job a few years ago to start a Missouri wine distributorship. In May 2012 he started Primo Tap, a wine-on-tap system that could revolutionize the way wine by the glass is served.
Harsha’s system works much like beer lines. Wine is pushed out of a cask through tubes and dispensed through a tap. As the wine level drops in the cask, nitrogen gas fills the space to prevent the wine from coming into contact with oxygen, so the last glass tastes the same as the first.
There are environmental as well as economic benefits to the wine-on-tap system — less glass to recycle, less spoiled wine and no corks.
You can knock back a glass of wine on draft at Amigoni Urban Winery’s tasting room, Anton’s Taproom and Affäre.