"Taste" - new wine store/bar on Cesar Chavez @ Guadalupe?
As I was driving to work this morning I noticed a new sign in the ground floor window of the CSC building downtown at Cesar Chavez/Guadalupe that said TASTE, and some sort of indication that it is a wine establishment. Does anyone have any information about this place? Is it a wine bar or a store? Is it open yet? Thanks!
That shop is actually at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Colorado, two blocks over from Guadalupe. They're called Taste Select Wines. Here's their website: http://www.tasteselectwines.com/
I know only a little. From what I've been told, it's two couples from Houston who are opening that shop. It has a retail shop for wines, but they also serve food. Their website indicates that they'll host wine tastings and other events. I don't know if they are open yet, but they are supposed to open this month.
Hubby and I went to the wine bar in SanFran that has one of those tasting machines (discussed at length in the article). We thought it was a fabulous idea to allow us to taste a lot of different kinds of wine -- a wine tasting where you're not limited to just one wine or region. Plus, we tasted some really expensive stuff (where a 1oz pour was $10 or so). We'd never buy a bottle of something like that, so it was a lot of fun for us. I liked the idea so much that we toyed with the idea of opening a tasting room like that in Austin. From my research about the machines, some folks think that the argon gas makes the wine have a funny taste after a while. We didn't notice that in SanFran, but it may depend on how often the bottles are changed out. I'll be very curious to see how it is here.