Summertime and wine a couple of my favorite things. When it comes to traveling and trying out new places especially wine bar's, I thought it would be fun to put a little list of 5 things to look for in a wine bar. I hope this list will give you an idea of how to pick a good one at your destination! I like to search online before I leave home in the area I'm headed, that way I have a better idea of what's there so the last minute decision is easier to make.
5 Things to Look for in Wine Bar – Wine Wednesday
Enjoying wine on a patio in the summer with a few appetizers is perfect when surrounded by friends. Aside from enjoying a good bottle of wine, here are some other things that you should consider:
1. Check the wine list
The best wine bar does not only offer the different varieties of wine, but you should also make sure that they have the best kinds and the ones you like. Be sure to check the prices too because some places are pricey when they sell good wine.
2. Check the wine quality
Even if the place has the best brands and best types of wine, make sure its quality is supreme. Some wines get dull if it's stored too long so be sure that you get the best bottle that they have. Some wines also crystallize so make sure that your wine bar knows all about these aspects. Certain types of wine also require ‘breathing' to get their best taste.
3. Check the menu
A good wine bar must always have a menu that compliments their wine list. If not, that means you won't be able to enjoy yourself. There are specific types of wines that are best partnered with different meals. So make sure that the bar's menu gives you some of the best partners for your favorite wines.
4. Check the ambiance
Most people become regular customers because of a bar's ambiance. Always evaluate the ambiance of the bar before deciding to come back. It's better if there is good music that you can enjoy while chatting, and it's important if you can also identify with the crowd.
5. Check the service
Make sure that service is excellent. Enjoying your bottle of wine will be best if you are entertained by good waiters. Most bars usually have a wine expert so make sure to have a little chat with them when you order your glass or bottle to learn something new. Be kind enough to leave a tip if you enjoy their service, you can be sure that they will serve you better when you return.
Whether you are drinking for your enjoyment or with friends, remember this checklist. Enjoying a delicious wine will be so much better in a bar if you take note of these tips.
What's your favorite thing about a wine bar?