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Free Flow Wines Announces 22 Winners at the 2018 KEGGY Awards

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Wine on tap programs nationwide are recognized for collectively saving more than 17 million bottles from the landfill with the use of Free Flow’s reusable stainless steel kegs.

Napa, CA, October 12th, 2018 – Free Flow Wines announced 22 new winners at the 5th annual KEGGY Awards honoring wineries, distributors, equipment providers and restaurant operators for their exceptional and sustainable contributions to the wine on tap category. The award ceremony was hosted at Pine Ridge Vineyards in Napa on October 11th, 2018.

Photo by Bob McClenahan

To date, more than 17 million bottles, or approximately 25.8 million pounds of waste, have been diverted from the landfill through the use of Free Flow’s reusable stainless steel kegs. Each Free Flow keg holds the equivalent of 26 bottles of wine and will save 1,560 bottles from the landfill over its lifetime. Free Flow currently works with over 140 winery partners and 270 distribution partners serving over 5,000 wine on tap accounts nationwide.

“This year the KEGGY Awards celebrate an incredible accomplishment with the more than 25 million pounds of waste saved from the landfill,” said Jordan Kivelstadt, Founder & President. “We are excited to share our successes with our partners and continue to build upon what we have achieved together.”

Photo by Bob McClenahan

WINERY AWARD RECIPIENTS

Saved more than 1,000,000 bottles from the landfill

King Estate Winery

Saved more than 500,000 bottles from the landfill

Martin Ray & Angeline Winery

Saved more than 100,000 bottles from the landfill

3 Badge Beverage Group
A to Z Wineworks
Arcana
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Jackson Family Wines
Michael Pozzan Winery
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Trinchero Family Estates

DISTRIBUTOR AWARD RECIPIENTS

Saved more than 1,000,000 bottles from the landfill

Young’s Market Company of California

Saved more than 500,000 bottles from the landfill

Republic National Distributing Company of Florida
Wine Warehouse of California

Saved more than 100,000 bottles from the landfill

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania
Heritage Wine Cellars Ltd
Republic National Distributing Company of Virginia
Ruby Wines, Inc.
Vintage Wines, The Winebow Group, Illinois

AMBASSADOR AWARD RECIPIENTS

Wendy Heilmann – Director of Wine & Spirits, Pebble Beach Resorts
Daniel Hoffman – Director, Food & Beverage Programs, Marriott International

“PEOPLE’S CHOICE” AWARD RECIPIENT

Prost Wine Bar + Charcuterie of Frankenmuth, MI

About the KEGGY Awards

Free Flow Wines created the KEGGY Awards in 2014 to recognize winery partners for their commitment to sustainability by choosing reusable stainless steel kegs – a truly zero-waste package. Since then, the awards have been expanded to include distributors, restaurants and category ambassadors throughout the US who have helped reduce the carbon footprint of the wine industry.

About Free Flow Wines

As the pioneers of premium wine on tap, Free Flow Wines aims to deliver the freshest, best tasting, most sustainable glass of wine. Free Flow’s keg leasing, filling, logistics and canning services have allowed the wine and hospitality industries to move to a greener, fresher, better way to serve wine by the glass. Founded in 2009, Free Flow has more than 250 wine brands in keg, from wineries throughout North America, South America, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Premium wines in Free Flow kegs and cans are available at restaurants, hotels, retail stores, sports and entertainment venues across the US. Free Flow Wines currently has locations in Napa, California and Bayonne, New Jersey. You can find them online at FreeFlowWines.com, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr @FreeFlowWines.

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