It’s the perfect evening for a family outing to the wine bar.
Win, and a few bites to go, and then it’s time to enjoy some of the finer things in Winnipeg.
(Adrian Wyld/CBC)Wines can cost anywhere from $15 to $200, depending on the quality, but Winnipeg has some of its priciest wines on the market.
It’s not just a matter of finding a nice bottle.
It also comes down to what you want to drink.
“I think it’s more about what you’re looking for, where you’re at in the day and where you want the wine to go,” said Winnipeg resident and wine bar owner Kim Crawford.
“It’s a little bit more about taste than it is about price.”
Crawford said the best thing to do in Winnipeg is to go to a great restaurant.
“For us, it’s the best way to spend the evening is to have a good dinner with friends, go to an exclusive restaurant or a nice wine bar,” she said.
“We don’t really need to have the fancy wine, we can just go to any bar that has good wines, and enjoy it.”
“I’ve got a really big family here and my husband works in finance, so I can’t go to the big city and go for the fancy things, but I think if you want a really good wine, go out to a really nice restaurant or get a wine bar in your neighbourhood,” said Crawford, who also runs her own wine bar at the Corner bar and distillery.
Crawfall said the city is known for its wine and liquor culture.
“Wineries are a lot of fun, you can have a nice, quiet evening,” she explained.
“But I think that it’s important to know where you are in the city, what’s going on with the business and what’s happening with your local wine and beer scene.”
The Winnipeg Wine and Beer Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the corner of Main and South streets.
The event, which is being held at the same location as the Corner, will be a fun and relaxed time for all.
Wineries in Winnipeg are usually open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the festival will be open from 10 a.mi. to 6 p.l.
Mixed drinks will also be served at the event, including the popular Goose Island Whiskey.
“There’s a lot to choose from.
It can be great to go down to a nice bar and drink a wine and enjoy the atmosphere and go home with some delicious beer and a couple of great appetizers,” said Jennifer Reimer, the general manager at Goose Island.
Reimer said the event will be family-friendly, and she’s hoping to draw in a few more families.
“With the amount of people coming out here to celebrate the Winnipeg winery, it will be really good to have some family-focused stuff happening, and we think the event is going to be a great opportunity for people to come and just hang out and enjoy some great food,” she added.
“People are going to want to come to the corner and get a taste of some great wineries and enjoy that atmosphere,” said Reimer.
Reimer said the festival has received positive feedback from attendees, who have been sharing their opinions on the food and beer options.
“Some people have said they really enjoyed the event and wanted to go back, but others were really happy with what they tasted and really enjoyed it and want to go for more,” she noted.
For more information on the Winnipeg Wine & Beer Festival, visit their website.