On my recent trip to the Olympic winter games I managed to squeeze in a visit to a wine bar. It’s not the easiest place to find, but since I am familiar with Vancouver it was easy for me. It’s worth locating for those of you who want a serious wine experience. Why? Because they don’t do a whole bunch of other things. It’s wine with local meats and imported cheeses. They do wine flights, wines by the glass and by the bottle. There is a good selection of British Columbian wines. I liked the setting quite a bit. It’s a non descript entrance with just a stylized picture of a salt shaker above the entrance located in an alleyway. Inside it is warm and inviting. Old fashioned light bulbs hang from the ceiling, there are brick walls on both sides. At the far end is a chalk board wall with the menu. There is a long table with bench seating on one side and tables on the other. Quite simple, which allows you to just focus on the wine. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I asked for the best red wine they had from British Columbia and the waitress said it was only available by the bottle for about $75, but she would ask the manager if she could open up a bottle for me. I made no mention that I was a wine blogger, she just thought I was a regular customer. She came back and poured me a glass for only $15! I love it when wine by the glass is not any more expensive than by the bottle. With the wine I enjoyed a platter that the waitress picked out. A creamy soft brie, a hard bold parmesan, some hard peppered salami, some nuts, and mini pickles and a basket of assorted breads. Very yummy in the middle of a busy afternoon.
The video is short, I reviewed the wine I drank in a different post which you can see HERE cheers!