Wine-On-Tap Arrives in Victoria at Ca Va Bistro

Left to right: Patrick Allard (Restaurant Manager at Ça Va), Lee Wakely (Keg Tappers), Mark Wachtin (Storied Wine & Spirits), Fauna Martin (Chef/Owner Ça Va), Peter Ellmann (Muse Winery)

Left to right: Patrick Allard (Restaurant Manager at Ça Va), Lee Wakely (Keg Tappers), Mark Wachtin (Storied Wine & Spirits), Fauna Martin (Chef/Owner Ça Va), Peter Ellmann (Muse Winery)

Victoria, BC

Ça Va Bistro, located in Fernwood Village, has joined the wine-on-tap revolution and is the first to introduce the FreshTAP system to Victoria. Similar to draught beer, the wine is put into FreshTAP 19.5 liter stainless-steel kegs at the winery, kept under an inert gas (nitrogen) and then delivered to restaurants. No bottles, corks or labels. Less fuel is used to deliver the wine and the wine is always fresh (no more oxidized wines). With fewer costs, the savings can be passed on to restaurants and to consumers. It’s a win both eco-wise and cost-wise.

 

Wines-on-tap at Ça Va Bistro are available by the glass, half liter, and liter. Two BC red wines being featured: Saanich’s Muse Winery 2009 Cab/Merlot (made from grapes sourced from the Mitchell Heritage Farm in Osoyoos); and Similkameen’s Eau Vivre Winery, 2012 Pinot Noir (made from organic grapes sourced from Beaumont Family Vineyards in Kelowna in the Okanagan)

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Found at both fine and casual restaurants, the wine-on-tap trend is quickly spreading across North America. Next time you’re in Fernwood Village, stop by Ca Va for a glass. Consider it the next step in the evolution of wines by the glass.

 

Ça Va Bistro

1296 Gladstone Ave, Victoria BC

Reservations: 
250-590-7982

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Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ...

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