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Barrel Wine on Tap (Storylines Sustainability)

Posted by B.C. Hunter on Apr 22, 2022 11:52:48 AM

“Wine on tap is not a fad. It is not a trend. It is part of the broader mandate of sustainability that defines the age in which we live.”  ~Kareen Massoud, winemaker, Paumanok Vineyards

Barrels of wine on tap

In honor of Earth Day, we would like to highlight one of Storylines’ sustainability initiatives this week: wine on tap in our ship's bars and restaurants. As part of our intentional pursuit to eliminate waste, tens of thousands of glass bottles, corks, foil, crates, labels, tape and packaging will be saved from landfills with this initiative. A barrel of wine contains 60 gallons (228 liters), saving material resources from 25 cases and 300 glass bottles per barrel. Utilizing reusable wine storage containers guarantees zero waste to landfills; there is nothing to recycle or throw away. 



Wine Flight

  • Many people find it more convenient to sample wine by doing wine tastings to find one they like rather than ordering off a list and getting a whole bottle they might not enjoy (or might not finish). 

  • Wine on tap can be served by the glass, quarter carafe, half carafe, full carafe and bottle.

  • Wine on tap stays fresh for a long time whereas an open bottle of wine only lasts a few days before it needs to be dumped.


Quality & Selection


Wine On TapStorylines features an excellent selection of top quality wine on tap from wineries throughout North America, South America, New Zealand, Australia and Europe to appeal to the majority of residents. Some of the more premium brands currently available on tap include Darioush (Napa Cabernet), Daou (Central Coast Cabernet), Round Pond Kith & Kin (Napa Cabernet), and Duckhorn (Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Rose). These generally range from $20-$35 per glass, although the wine selection on tap is inclusive on MV Narrative. There are now hundreds of wineries offering their wine selections on tap and there will be no shortage of options...we can work with any winery from around the world to have their wine tapped. Bubbly, too!



A sommelier in front of different wine variations.

The Wine Cellar and the Champagne Bar also have a selection of fine aged wine of limited vintages in bottles available for purchase. Residents are welcome to bring a bottle of wine from their own personal wine collection to any of our bars and restaurants, or order a bottle from the Wine Cellar or Champagne Bar.



Refillable Wine Bottles

Photo Credit Sixty Vines


In the market, bottles of wine can be purchased to take home to your residence by pouring a full (reusable glass) bottle from the taps in the bulk liquids area. There are also ample opportunities for purchasing wine on shore which helps support local economies. 


Every choice matters. Happy Earth Day and we look forward to seeing you on board!

Topics: Principles, Vessel, Sustainability

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