Winetopia in Houston, Texas: A Short Review of a Real Wine Bar

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Winetopia is a wine bar, so when you walk in that is mainly what you will see bottles of wine on each side along the walls and in front a small bar which remains open. The venue’s décor resembles a wine cellar with Spanish and Italian country accents, which make it a cozy little place, because it is quite small in size but worth to go and try it out.

Winetopia is located at 6363 San Felipe at the corner of Winrock and it can be easily missed because it is hidden by the gas station and its hours of operations are from Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and it stays closed on Sunday.

The venue offers also different events such as a jazz and wine night, or a free wine tasting, a room for art galleries from local artists and jewelry showcase or even wine classes, so you always have an extra reason to attend.

Being a wine bar, the list of wine is extensive and if you are not a wine connoisseur, the owner turned barman is very helpful and usually picks the right one for your taste, and he is friendly and fast even if the place gets filled up. The service thanks to him (but even the other staff is quite friendly and helpful, just not as fast) gets an A+.  They have wines from all over the world such as the Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2008 from France, or Greece’s Atlantis, or the Tozai Blossoms of Peace Plum Wine from Japan to Italy’s Prosecco, you can order a glass or a bottle; the bottle is more convenient if its three or four people if everyone agrees on the same wine, or you can order beer too.

For food, they do not have much but small plates that balance out the wine, such as the cheese and cold cut platter for $15, or the cheese and fruit plate for $10, or even the large hummus and pita chips for $6.00. However if the choices are not enough and one is really hungry, Winetopia has a bring your own food policy, so you can order a pizza from across the street.

The wine is excellent and the food is not so bad either, as the cheese and fruit plate comes with fresh berries such as blackberries, blueberries and strawberries, therefore the venue gets an overall A.

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