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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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kegs, increasingly popular form of wine packaging. The combination of recyclable stainless-steel kegs with plastic tubing and inert gas keeps large volumes of wine fresh. Kegs have been adopted with enthusiasm in many American bars and restaurants as a much more effective deliverer of fresh wine by the glass than bottles. Large bag-in-box packages fitted with pumps are sometimes called kegs. Some retailers particularly concerned with sustainability encourage their customers to fill their own containers from kegs.