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Kegged Wine Storage for Bars & Restaurants

Kegged wine—it’s certainly not the norm compared to bottled or even boxed wine, but many wine experts agree that it may be the way of the future. Wine on tap is one of the hottest trends in the bar and restaurant industry, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

Not only is kegged wine more economical for winemakers, venues, and end consumers, it is also better for the environment. Swapping out glass wine bottles for kegs could save millions of bottles from landfills every year—not to mention corks, metal caps and labels.

But perhaps most importantly of all, kegged wine provides the guarantee of tasting exactly the way the winemaker intended it to, each time it is poured. No oxidizing, overheating, or cork contamination during transit! Considering that bars and restaurants earn a better profit margin selling wines by the glass rather than by the bottle, this quality assurance is essential.

Of course, this growing trend does present one major problem for operators: storage. Yes, keeping enough kegged wine on-hand to satisfy customer demands—both in terms of volume and diversity of varietals—may place a strain on your back-of-house storage area.

The Ultimate Wine Storage Solution: High-Density Mobile Shelving

How would you like to store double the amount of kegged wine in the same amount of space, without a costly expansion or renovation of your existing storage area? Consider what that could mean for your bottom line!

Believe it or not, this is completely possible with Spacesaver’s ActivRAC® heavy-duty mobile shelving. This system eliminates empty space in your cooler or storage area by mounting existing pallet racking or shelving on mobile carriages. 

These carriages have a load capacity of 7,000 to 30,000 pounds per carriage, making them plenty strong enough to accommodate many kegs of wine.

How to Implement This Wine Storage Solution

ActivRAC is an ideal wine storage solution for any bar, restaurant, or other venue that serves a large quantity of wine to customers. Compact existing racking within your walk-in cooler to eliminate the need for aisleways and open up significantly more space for wine kegs.

Because white wine and craft beer need to be stored at similar temperatures, you can use this additional cooler space for both white wine storage and beer storage. 

For red wine kegs, mobilize some of the racking in your non-temperature regulated storage area. This is also a solution for storing for slow-moving bottled wine products as well; with the push of a button, staff can access them when they’re requested…but they’re never in the way.

Kegged wine is only continuing to grow in popularity, and it is important for bar and restaurant owners to be prepared for this change. Set your operation up for success with heavy-duty mobile shelving designed with your wine storage needs in mind.

Contact Systems & Space today to learn more about how your business can store and move a greater variety of wine faster, in the same or less amount of space.

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