How WineBar Reviews The Best Wine Bars
Our reviewers have several things they consider when reviewing a wine bar, and before giving them our thumbs up with a 1 – 5 🍷 rating.
How Good The Wine List Is
First off the wine list should never be boring, it should challenge the drinkers as well as allowing access to long-time favourites. The menu should represent the country’s wine and introduce wines from around the world. You cannot just throw any wines together and think your wine bar will be successful. A wine menu needs careful curation to suit the customers, so a wine menu in wine bars New York will be different from wine bars in Stockholm or Dublin. Our Winebar reviewers want to see familiar labels as well as vintage wines and new discoveries.
Wine Tasting Experiences
For a wine bar to be successful, its customers need to know something about what they are drinking and paying for. Holding frequent wine tasting events that highlight the wines you have on your wine menu is the way to go—especially if you can get a wine-maker to the event. Having him share his enthusiasm and knowledge for his wines is a big bonus for your wine bar and your customers.
A welcoming atmosphere is the main thing; somewhere people feel comfortable and relaxed. The styles can change, the decor can move from warm wood to cool Nordic styles, but the ethos of a wine bar is to provide a wine bar where one person, a couple or a group can enjoy time enjoying their wine. Passionate staff, including at least one if not two sommeliers are essential to creating the right atmosphere.