Caravin Mobile Wine Bar

Toronto gets first ever mobile wine bar

Toronto may be in the midst of a food truck revolution, but as is always the case, it's important to remember the wine. And somebody has. Dan Rabinovitch has created what just might be the world's first mobile wine bar, aptly named the Caravin. Fashioned out of an old Boler trailer, the travelling wine bar is fully equipped with a kitchen, stemware, and staffed by wine experts eager to chat about the various bottles being served on a given day.

The mobile wine bar has made appearances at events around Ontario this summer — most recently at Fort York in mid August — and plans to tour around chefs in the near future so as to highlight novel pairings of food and wine. In addition to public events, the Caravin folks also service private parties, working with hosts to stock the bar with wines that will complement the food on offer or in a standalone capacity. Because it's tied to the rules set by the AGCO, special permits are required for the trailer to serve wine at a given event, but these are relatively easy to come by.

One suspects that the demand for a mobile wine bar will drop in lockstep with the temperature, but the concept is pretty much brand new, so this summer has been something of a trial run. Look for the Caravin to be on the road more frequently in 2014.

For more info, check out their website.


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