Wine bars are gaining more and more ground in the Bucharest landscape. Although still very few, they’re a testimony to an increasing number of wine enthusiasts. Even though I’m not a wine specialist, I enjoy trying new types of wine and discovering the stories behind them when I go out with friends. Abel’s Wine Bar is my latest favorite place for this purpose.
Located in the Old Town (but luckily away from the crowded streets), Abel’s has recently opened and offers a wide selection of Romanian, French, Argentinian and South-African wines and the list is growing. It’s quite small and cozy and decorated with a familiar touch, which makes it the perfect setting for meaningful conversations around such “magic potions”.
The staff are very friendly and always attentive when your glass is empty. What I love about Abel’s (in addition to the wines, of course) is the feeling of going to a place that feels like home. Somehow, the hustle and bustle of the old town is almost invisible – and, to me, this is bliss.
I know it may sound a bit subjective, but come over and try the Romanian wines – you will not regret it. I’d be happy to recommend some local brands for you – see you in Bucharest!