Exclusivity is the name of the enology video game at this reservation-only spot on East Seventh Street, where visitors can reserve one-hour assisted tastings and even acquire VIP club subscriptions. Rarely seen indie labels– especially from domestic West Coast manufacturers– are the focus of sommelier Malon Lemoins’ education-driven method operandi.
Cape Bottle Room
There’s a likelihood your only encounter with South African vino has actually been a polarizing encounter with pinotage. But Cory and Danya Declusin are identified to reveal another side to the nation’s budding market. At this all-South African wine bar and store on the East Side, customers can get a taste of uncommon manufacturers like Alheit Vineyards, which represent the area’s capacity for social and ecological sustainability.
Summer Revival Wine Co
Husband- and-wife group Ian and Becky Atkins are native Texans who invested the last years finding out the ins and outs of wine making in thePacific Northwest Now, they have actually returned with a new Dripping Springs tasting room to display both their Texas and Oregon labels. Pair a bottle with their “picnic fare” menu sourced from Abby Jane Bakeshop and other regional purveyors.
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Travis Tober (Old Pal) continues his terrific Lockhart growth with this new project headed by sommelierKaye Askins In addition to offering a broad selection of beverage-related books, Askins concentrates on woman- and minority-owned wineries in its 150-plus choices, readily available for retail and on-site satisfaction. Bonus: Their rescue pet dog, Chicken, is generally there to welcome consumers.
When their tasks ended throughout the pandemic, Momofuku alum Richard Hargreave and his partner, Claudia Lee, chose to make that now-familiar leap from LA to Austin to open an area of their own. Opening quickly in the Bouldin Creek area, Underdog will mainly serve biodynamic red wines to match umami-forward meals like Korean fried chicken and a cooled yuba salad.