Wine enthusiasts rejoice! You no longer have to spend $500 to try a bottle of fine French wine in Vancouver. The Wine Bar (TWB), is now open and ready to start serving guests fantastic wines by the bottle, by the glass, and by the ounce.
A wine preservation system allows TWB to offer a special wine selection to guests. Guests can choose anything off the reserve list and order it by the glass for 20 percent of the bottle price. Once the bottle is opened, the selection is available to everyone in quantities as little as one ounce. Wine connoisseurs can try amazing wines from around the world and have a different wine flight experience every visit to TWB, without having to invest in a full bottle of expensive wine. A special wine system keeps the wine preserves the precious liquid over a short period of time.
“The wine program is meant to be approachable while offering guests a range of products and prices to suit every taste and budget,” said TWB’s Sommelier, Rachelle Goudreau. “By-the-glass offerings start at $7 and bottles start at $30. To accommodate guests looking for something special and to utilize current inventory, a reserve list is available featuring a selection of wines, many of which are hard to find labels and rare vintages.”
In addition to the wine preservation system, wine is poured from the bottle and through a tap system. The on-tap wine is stored in special wine cannisters. Wine is carefully placed into the canister, sealed, and then pumped through to the tap, similar to a beer keg system.
“I am very excited to offer Montelvini Prosecco on tap,” says Ms. Goudreau. “Two of my local favourites, also on tap, are Joie’s Noble Blend and Road 13’s Honest John Red. For French there’s Louis Latour Chardonnay (Coteaux de lÀrdeche) and Les Brottiers Cotes du Rhone Rouge.”
While wine is the primary focus at the 30 seat TWB, they have also rolled out a complementary food menu to compliment the entire experience. Chef Quaglia’s Mediterranean and French inspired dishes pair well with the selection of over 50 wines.
“The Wine Bar is meant to be very casual,” says Chef Quaglia. “I have created a wine-friendly Bites Menu especially for The Wine Bar.”
Menu options range from $5 small bites to $18 big bites that can be shared. Specials will also be posted daily on their Facebook and Twitter feeds.
The interior is beautifully decorated with aqua blue glass tiles behind the wine bar, has comfortable bar and table seating, wonderful wine-glass inspired chandeliers, and picture-perfect views of False Creek.
TWB, next door to Provence Marinaside, is located at 1167 Marinaside Crescent along the False Creek Seawall and is open daily from 3:00pm to midnight.