These cute shops combine atmosphere with amazing selections of wine and spirits from all over the world.
Is there anything better than a local wine shop? With their cozy interiors and carefully curated selections, it makes shopping for your Friday night feel even more special.
These wine shops are not only filled with high-quality goods, but with a community of people who share an enthusiasm for the art of wine. The next time you want to spice up your wine cabinet, consider a trip to any of these wine shops only in D.C.
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Grand Cata, Latin Wine Shop
This wine shop opened its doors in 2016, but the vision of a Latin-American hub developed by co-founders Julio Robledo and Pedro Rodriguez goes all the way back to 2011. Their vibrant selection of sustainable wines hails from Latin America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. In addition to wine, they also carry a wide variety of craft beers, spirits, and cupboard staples like sauces and spices. Swing by their shop for one of their daily tastings or catas (from the Spanish verb catar, or to taste) and you may find yourself bringing a bottle home.
For wine enthusiasts wanting an educational component, the shop provides two wine classes offering different experiences. One is a "sip n' mingle" where guests can move about while they taste the wines. The other has a more formal, sit-down approach. Whichever you choose, you'll gain more appreciation for the wines you're tasting, and the part of the world they come from. If you like what you taste, sign up for their wine membership to receive two wines a month, access to release parties, and exclusive deals. Click here for more information.
Address: Jefferson Marketplace, 1550 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
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Cork Wine Bar & Market
If you're already buying wine from the store, you're probably going to pick up some food to go with it. In that case, Cork Wine Bar & Market is your friend. Not only do they have a full-fledged wine shop carrying 300 sustainably crafted wines, but they also have a sit-down restaurant! At the wine bar, enjoy wine by the glass from a selection of 50 bottles in a cozily elegant setting. Then pair your drink with any of their small plates and snacks – you can't go wrong with a charcuterie board! Their aptly named "Flight Club" membership includes all kinds of perks, like three bottles of wine a month and 15-percent-off wine cases. Take a look at their offerings here.
Address: 1805 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
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Peter Weygandt is something of a superstar in the wine world, having been featured in renowned publications like The New York Times and Food & Wine Magazine. His wine shop specializes in a carefully-curated selection of the finest wines ranging from Germany and Austria to Italy and Spain. Sample some of their finest selections at their weekly tastings held each Saturday. Allow their knowledgable staff to share what they know and recommend solid pairings for your next dinner party. Their events also include tastings for beer, spirits, and even cheese! You can look at their current schedule here. Peter Weygandt drops by the shop frequently, so who knows – you might just get tips from the man himself!
Address: 3519 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20008
So what wine stores have you been visiting lately? Have any favorite shops or wines in particular? Share them with us in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!