There are some men and women who wish they could bring a little glitz and glam to what they believe to be fairly mundane lives. They accessorize a bit with their wardrobe, add small touches of color and texture to their home décor, and they try to socialize in stylish places like wine bars.
If you happen to have heard a scratched record sound just now, you would not be alone in being inquisitive. In fact, it might not make any sense to you because the juxtaposition of wine at a pub setting just seems a bit too extreme. Yet, it might surprise you to know that wine bars have been a thing for quite some time.
As with most things that are a bit different, the idea was born out of a way to wed things that people love into one, cohesive unit. Everyone loves the facet of a bar, but they’re also looking to keep matters little more refined. Sipping on wine is about as trendy and elegant as it gets for lots of people. It was only a matter of time before the notion of a wine bar became popular.
But why are there so many? As with most things, there can be too much of a good thing, but wine bar proprietors have found the perfect mix by doing so:
Defined Sophistication with A Laid-Back Feel – Though most think of wine as being only for the super-rich or first-class elites, it really is an everyman elixir. It’s refined in terms of the process of making it & enjoying it, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be a social centerpiece.
Combined Rustic with Chic – Wine is an “old-world” product that fits beautifully with in any setting. Wine bars happily combine elements of chic & rustic decorations to create a nod to wine and its social & historical merit.
Made A Learning Experience Of It All – Patrons are genuinely interested in learning about wine, and this pertains to how to drink it, store it, and pair it with food. Wine bars are more than happy to bring this knowledge to the people.
Invited A Group Atmosphere – Too many places trying to find a first-class model are quick to keep numbers from becoming too big. Wine bars know that business model excludes too many people, and that means less profit.
Major Players in Helping Support Local Businesses Grow Audience – Lots of local wineries and artisan food producers haven’t scored significant distribution in larger venues. Fortunately, many wine bars are quick to want to talk about local wines and fine foods with their customers because it really hammers home the idea of keeping things local & supporting local business all of the way around.
Where many might have written off the idea of earning wine seem readily available to the “Regular Joe” in us all too lowbrow, these settings know that they want to encourage the masses to know more about wine and why there is such a worldwide appreciation for it.