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Having a clear point of view on their curation is key for me, while making sure that the bar has styles that can make just about anyone happy at the same time. If clients can learn something or get exposure to a new and interesting bottle or producer along the way, all the better.
Dustin Wilson, co-founder of Verve Wine and Après Cru
A killer wine list needn't be super long, but must be well-curated and have a point of view. Show me the hip new producers, but also the OGs!
Victoria James, partner and executive director of beverage for Gracious Hospitality Management
Ambiance and service play into the overall experience of visiting a wine bar. Curating culture and creating an atmosphere that allows people to experience and immerse themselves in something unique is a must. A well-designed space and good music also contribute to this.
Femi Oyediran, co-founder of Graft