What type of music do they play at wine bars?
Hey I'm curious on what they call the type of music they usually play at wine bars. Its like a techno kinda relaxing beat but is there a specific genre it relates to?
yah its not really jazz it has a chill beat with sometimes quiet singing.
It was a wine bar ranging from around 25-up
Question answered by brixity
Depends on the wine bar. I have been in some where it is light music, to some that play jazz to one that played Alternative. It depends where it is, and what age of a crowd they are catering too.
Do you know a good lesbian wine bar?
I work for a magzine that is writing a story on lesbian-owned or lesbian-popular wine bars across the U.S. Can you offer any suggestions? We already have NYC and SF covered.
Question answered by roscoedeadbeat
Palms in West Hollywood
Why do wine bars charge a corkage fee for bottles of wine purchased and consumed on their premises?
I was recently at a popular wine bar in San Francisco and they charge a $15 corkage fee for wines bought from their shelves that are not on the actual menu. It makes no sense to me that they can charge a corkage fee for something purchased and consumed on their premises. Is this common practice? Does anyone know the logic/reasoning behind this?
Question answered by Journal Entry
They need cover the cost of the glasses, cleaning the glasses, wages of person pouring the wine, rent, utilities, upkeep...
$15 is not to high as I have paid much higher in restaurants.
What are the start up costs of opening a wine bar?
hello I am attempting to open a wine bar in Stratford, East London (or anywhere around the Olympic area). I have already done extensive research on my target clientele as well as average costs of utilities, stock, insurance, employee wages, loans, etc.
And although I am not aiming for an overly large establishment, I am still clueless of the overall start-up costs....at the very least for the first year.
Question answered by Lily B Talus
Contact the Licensed Victuallers association, you can google them...they should have all the information.
What things should I add to differentiate for a wine bar/restaurant?
I am creating a wine bar/restaurant concept and I have some ideas but I wanted to know what things I can add or do to differentiate it with other places.
The bar is mainly focus on offering a wide variety of wine (good quality) with some dishes complementing the different wines offered. Its going to try have a wine cellar ambience and stuff.
Question answered by plumdumplings
Have a good selection of wines that are always on the menu so people can come back for their favorites, but have special wines each night/week.
Have a special dish each night that comes perfectly paired with a wine (consider making it a bargain).
Have as many of the wines available by the glass as possible.
Offer half glasses of wine on the menu. Do not overprice them - shoot for $1 over half the full glass price.
If you really want a cellar atmosphere - have the bottles of wine out in racks or shelves where people can get up and browse them.
Not sure about the legalities (may be a different liquor license), but if possible offer the bottles of wine for retail sale so if someone likes something, they can buy and take a bottle home.
Offer tasting flights. Maybe a permanent menu item with a white flight and a red flight, but specials with different themes: wines of Italy, sparklers, Napa 2005, unusual varietals, best bargain wines, Robert Parker 90 pointers, etc.
Instruct the staff to ask people if they would like to taste a wine before they order it (not for wine that is only by the bottle - obviously) and to offer tastes of wine they think is really great or goes well with the food the diner ordered - particularly to customers who are very interested in wine.
Have at least one dessert wine on the menu!
Have good glassware.
EDIT: here's an idea I've never seen - how about wine "trading cards" -- small, wallet size cards that would have the name of the wine, the label (if it would fit), some info about the region/varietal/whatever seems important, tasting notes or reviews, and room to write your own notes. Lots of stuff to cram on a card, but it sounds like a fun idea to me. I know I hate all the full pages of paper I have on wine tasting info/notes, but I'd love to have cards I could toss into my desk drawer and pull out when I'm going to go buy wine.
What kind of licenses or permits do I need to open a Wine Bar in California?
What kind of licenses or permits do I need to open a Wine Bar in California? And how much are these permits and licenses?
Thanks in advance.
Question answered by Jeff A
You need to get a permit from ABC (that's who I got a 1-day permit from, but they may have changed the name since). They can be pretty expensive and you aren't guaranteed to get one.
I'm trying to recreate a wine bar atmosphere. What colors should I paint my Recreation room?
I want my recreation room to resemble the cozy and sociable atmosphere of a wine bar/ French or Italian cafe. What colors do you suggest?
Question answered by CherryCheri
Red faux effect..
Paint in pure red
Go over with a dry brush with a darker red..light brush strokes..takes forever, but great look.
Are there any decent wine bars in the DFW metroplex?
Are there any decent wine bars in the metroplex where I can sit and enjoy a wine flight with appetizers and not break the bank? Or are there restaurants that offer affordable wine flights?
Question answered by thegirlwholovedbrains
Best Wine Bars Dallas 2007 according to Citysearch: http://dallas.citysearch.com/bestof/winners/wine_bar
Best Wine Bars Dallas/Ft Worth according to AOL CityGuide: http://cityguide.aol.com/dallas/bestwinebars
I like Cru: http://www.cruawinebar.com/
I usually do a wine flight of some sort and a cheese flight ($14) that pairs well with it. The Cheese Flights come with 4 cheeses, apples, pears, grapes, olives and bread.
Does anyone know where I can find unique restaurant check presenters for my wine bar?
My boss saw one in California that looked like a hardcover book on the outside, and on the inside it looked like a library book. It had the little envelopes where you would place the check and credit card. I'm supposed to find out where we can buy them for our wine bar and have had no luck!
A check presenter is what a server puts your bill in before bringing it to the table at the end of your meal...in other words, it is used to present your check.
Question answered by chefgrille
I'm not going to be a ton of help (since I can't remember where I bought my generic ones), but from my google searching, many sites offer customizing, you just have to call and talk to a rep and give them your idea. The best one I've found so far is www.menu-depot.com. Could you talk to your wine rep and see what they think are the best companies for customizable covers? Or do you have a local restaurant supply place you could talk to? I know the place I used to deal with had zillions of catalogs from every company and would look stuff up for me. Just some ideas.
What does it take to start a wine bar?
A friend of mine and I wants to open a wine bar.Can anyone provide any insight or information to reach this goal?
Question answered by Kathryn D
In most countries -- a liquor license. While you are waiting for that (can take a long, long time), you will have to have a business plan. How much money do you have up front for rent, equipment, employees, and bar stock? What do you know about wine? You will need to find distributors to buy from and customers to sell to. It is about the same amount of knowledge you would need to open a restaurant.