So, in my other articles I’ve touted myself as a non-shopper. It’s not strictly true…when it comes to quality food and wine I’m as much of a spendthrift as a banker on bonus day. Luckily, you don’t need a banker’s salary to find yourself a dangerously drinkable bottle here. You don’t even need to pretend to know anything about wine because the owner, Ms. Buehler, is a walking encyclopaedia. Not only that, she’s enthusiastic as a puppy when it comes to chatting about food and wine. My favourite thing she said during our almost hour-long chat was:
“This wine is produced by young winemakers in France. I love to see young people get involved in artisanry so I support them when I can”.
My favourite thing she has on offer is her boxes of wine. By which I mean boxed wine, as in, wine in vacuum packs encased in boxes. Yes, the stuff we used to associate with the kind of wine you’d only serve your dog on its deathbed. The world is changing, though, and decent wine has started to make a home of these boxes – something I, as a single wine-loving person, am thrilled to participate in. Sometimes you just want one glass or sometimes you have guests and the thought of lugging 10 bottles home and then to the recycling collection points makes you wish you were abstinent.
Oh, and Ms. Buehler also does wine tastings. You can count on seeing me at one soon.