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Upon arriving at VINI CULTURE wine bar and café, I quickly realized this spot is not an average wine bar. The long narrow entry way leads Downtown Frederick walkers up into a wine and food excursion even the most green of wine drinkers can surely enjoy- which fit me perfectly! Walls decorated with modern art, seating areas with plush green and silver chairs, shelves of celebrated wine labels, and unique enomatic dispensing machines make this spot a haven for locals and visitors alike. Not only was I eager to try a taste from their vast selection of local and imported wines, but also my mouth began to water over the scrumptious flatbreads and stacked sandwiches on their affordable menu! I didn’t want to argue with my curiosity, however, so first thing was first- show me how to Enomatic!
For those of you unaware of the Enomatic process, let me explain to you just as it was explained to me. Enomatic refers to the modern glass chambers that hold a number of wines (red and white) and operates under a method capable of preserving wine for up to 4 weeks once the cork is popped. The apparatus dispenses the wine straight into your glass, ensuring the smoothest, purest experience. All we need to do as customers is grab a glass, pick our favorite grapes, and punch a few buttons. Not only was getting my wine simple, it was fun!
When you enter VINI CULTURE, just walk up to the front desk to purchase your enomatic card. Each card must contain a minimum of $20, but is re-loadable and never expires (can you say, “the perfect gift for the winos in your life!”) Then, browse the four dispensing machines that contain eight wines each, making for a total of 32 wines to sip on. Insert your enomatic card into the pay slot and choose your pour. VINI CULTURE makes it easy by allowing for a 1oz taste of any of their wines at a very small price. Then, once you are ready to declare the winner, a 2.5oz half glass or 5oz full glass may be purchased to allow for the greatest of gulps. Repeat process as often as desired and find your way to the bar to socialize with the knowledgeable sommeliers or choose a table and order off of their diverse menu of exciting entrees. It’s only a matter of time until you fall in love with the culture behind VINI CULTURE!
Still unsure about how to tackle the limited-self-service wine phenomenon? Check out our slide show to see how I learned the ropes with the help of VINI CULTURE’s Joshua Parker! And don’t miss out on all of the exciting events, all available to view on VINI CULTURE’s website and event page!