It seems places are tapping into the wine tap trend, with Marylebone restaurant Galvin Bistrot de Luxe one of the first restaurants in the world to serve Beaujolais Nouveau on tap.
Partnering with OW Loeb and Le Grappin winemakers, the restaurant will celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day today.
In France the day is the third Thursday in November, with the wine being released, under French law, at 12:01am. This year marks a first for the wine, being served from the Loeb tap system, and supposedly tasting as fresh and flavourful as when it left the vineyard.
Made from Côte-de-Brouilly grapes, just 240 litres of this wine has been made, with each restaurant on the day allocated approximately 200 glasses, which will only be available until the keg runs out.
'We have carried out a number of blind tastings for the tap system, and every time the wine poured from this method has come out on top,' said Chris Galvin on serving wines on tap. 'The sealed cartridge ensures there is no oxidation so the quality is remarkably consistent. Sustainability is an issue close to our hearts, and this method is extremely effective at reducing waste.
'Beaujolais Nouveau Day is the perfect opportunity to show off how the Loeb tap works and for our guests to try the fantastic wine produced by Andrew and Emma at Le Grappin.'
The wine will be served alongside a specially-created four-course tasting menu to pair with the vintage, only available until Friday, and will be served alongside a 250ml carafe of the wine.