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Toronto gets first ever mobile wine bar

Posted by Derek Flack / September 11, 2013

Caravin Mobile Wine BarToronto 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.

Discussion

6 Comments

W. K. Lis / September 11, 2013 at 10:06 am
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Don't worry. One complaint and they'll be closed down.
mark blommers / September 11, 2013 at 02:23 pm
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SOMEONE needs a glass of wine, negative norman over here ^^
jb replying to a comment from W. K. Lis / September 11, 2013 at 07:57 pm
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LOL... Sad but true
Jamie / September 13, 2013 at 12:43 am
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Awesome. Great for the holiday parties... Backyard Catering. I like it!!
David Rabinovitch / September 14, 2013 at 06:00 pm
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I think that this is a great idea Dan. I wish you the best of luck with it. Lol David
Matt / September 14, 2013 at 07:27 pm
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I bet if he sets up at Liberty Bellwoods he'd make a fortune. poor sloshed and horny Sarah Ratchford would probably crawl over for sure.

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