Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Packing House Wine Merchants Wine Shop, Bar, and Lounge in Claremont

Located in Claremont, CA at the Packing House where it is surrounded by restaurants and shops is Wine Merchants Wine Shop, Bar & Lounge. Earning the “Business of the Year” award for 2008, Wine Merchants opened in April of 2007 by Sal Medina, a former high school teacher at Monrovia High School formally greets and services each customer with a smile. This lovely establishment is every wine connoisseurs dream, stocked with every wine imaginable from all over the world. There is even a selection of wines from Claremont winemakers.

Don’t feel intimidated if you come in and feel you are out of touch with the wide selection of wines. Sal is down to earth and an open book to questions about wine. No question to him is a stupid question.

Care for an appetizer? Wine Merchants has a menu of special pairing dishes especially created for wine tasting. So, enjoy a single glass or tour several different wines with a tasty pairing treat.

At the bar, a chalk board with a list of weekly wines is selected by Sal himself to taste or purchase by the glass. Since there are so many good wines at Wine Merchants, the chalk board helps to narrow down the amount of choices within the overwhelming selection of wines from the store.

Have no idea how to taste or pair wine? Yes, wine can be complicated, even for an experienced wine drinker. Wine Merchants offers wine classes every other Monday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a reputable wine expert.

Wine Merchants also holds a wine tasting event usually every Friday and Saturday with a special selection of wines each week with weekly live music. Sit at the bar or on the custom couch in the lounge. There is plenty of room to bring a group of guests or enjoy alone and converse with others.

For more information, go to: Wine Merchants Wine Shop, Bar, & Lounge

1 comment:

Sal said...


I wanted to personally thank you for your article you wrote about us on your blog. I am glad you enjoyed our place and I thank you for saying we are a great place to hang out and enjoy wine with friends and loved ones My goal has always been to have an approachable wine shop and lounge where people of all ages and wine knowledge levels can enjoy. We are so pleased with your article we have placed a link on our Facebook page (see below). I like your blog for its personable approach and fun reviews of restaurants and bars. I am definitely going to have try some of the places you suggest! Please be my guest and bring your girlfriend for a drink on me.

Thanks again for the support.