New owners take over A Taste For Wine next year

Beloved St. Pete wine bar A Taste For Wine will get new ownership after 19 years with its current.

click to enlarge Drinkers may order A Taste For Wine's beverages by the glass, bottle or case. - A Taste For Wine via Facebook
A Taste For Wine via Facebook
Drinkers may order A Taste For Wine's beverages by the glass, bottle or case.


A Taste For Wine owners Rochelle Smith and Erin Shim will transition their downtown St. Pete wine bar to new owners after the holidays, "as it is time for new pursuits," according to a newsletter sent to patrons Tuesday.

Housed in a charming upstairs space, with a balcony that overlooks Central Avenue, A Taste For Wine has been owned by Smith and Shim since 1995.

"We thank you for 19 years of wonderful times, tasting wine, great conversations, friendships and learning from so many of you," the email continued.

The bar will maintain its cozy atmosphere and vast wine list, but will also incorporate "new ideas and enhancements" for the future, the email said. A meet-and-greet with the spot's new owners will be held next month.

Although A Taste For Wine will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, it'll reopen Saturday.

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