The Tasting Room

Wine enthusiasts in Houston rejoiced and danced a jig when this establishment first opened up in 2003. The Tasting Room is THE place for veteran wine lovers and newbies. You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of Napa Valley the minute you walk in the door (minus the rolling hills, vineyards, and 65 degree weather, of course).

The Tasting Room is a full service wine experience. You can taste wine, savor wine, or buy wine to take home. You can have drinks with friends, host clients, events, parties, or, yes, even weddings. You can eat, taste, and linger. They even have wine education classes!

The “lingering” is the best this about The Tasting Room if you ask me. It’s an upscale environment with out the pressure of a sit-down restaurant. You can literally drop in and have a glass of wine just as you might stop for coffee at Starbucks. It’s perfect for a casual date, get-together with friends, or quick meeting with clients. Wine also makes a great gift.

A trip to The Tasting Room feels more like an event than just a meal. You feel like you’re “doing something” instead of resorting to the fool-proof out-to-dinner trick. It’s a place to learn about wine and discover what you like if you don’t already know and a place to develop your passion if you do know a thing or two about wine. Believe me, their Wine Wall has so much more than your basic Kendall Jackson chardonnay. The Tasting Room is the real deal.

There are two The Tasting Room locations inside the loop, Uptown Park and River Oaks. You can find directions here. Add this spot to your list of things to do and places to eat and drink. You’ll be a regular in no time.

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