What To Know Before You Go:
This is NOT a place to eat a meal. It’s simply a casual place to socialize with wine before or after dinner. You only pay a small corkage fee of 7€ for the right to open the bottles. Like what you are drinking? Because it is a wine shop, you can take buy another bottle to take home with you minus the corkage fee.
What IS Natural Wine?
Most of the wines bottled post-industrial-era are filled with preservatives and chemicals to be able to mass-produce the wines and ship them all over the planet. Natural wines are pure juice and nothing else. Or as Journalist Alice Feiring says, “Wine without crap in it.”
How Does It Taste Different Than Conventional Wine?
For years conventional wines have been ordered somewhat generically by region or grape – but neither of these can help a bartender or sommelier get you the flavor of what you want to drink because the chemicals and preservatives have diluted the actual grape flavor. Unfortunately, this has created a standardization of wine tastes regardless of region, grape, or year. They taste exactly the same. For wines without additives, you can taste the pure flavor of the grape.
How to Order:
We order wines by the flavor we want. I love cherry and barn “flavors.” If you know, you know. If you don’t, the staff here LOVE helping you find yours, simply, and without any snobby wine splaining. They’ll ask you if you want bubbly, white, orange, rosé or red – then ask is you want mineral, floral, fruit, etc. and take it from there. Once you find what you love, then they’ll tell you which grapes and region you are drinking. It is so much easier this way even if it feels different at first.