About: Oceano Wines and Grove Wood Gallery Set the Perfect Table
Join us on Wednesday, June 29th at 5:30, for "The Perfect Table" @MetroWines. Grovewood Gallery will bring artist designed place settings, and MetroWines will serve award winning Oceano Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with surprising but perfect finger foods, together with commentary from Oceano Owner and Vinter Rachel Martin! The evening is $20 and all wines and Spiegelau wine glasses are event priced.
Aging in place
On Feb. 15, MetroWines closed its flagship store on Charlotte Street to walk-in customers, as renovations were underway to restore the small building to its century-old bones. (The shop continued to accept online orders and offer curbside pickup throughout the process.) “We took off all the drywall to expose the original brick and removed the drop ceiling to reveal the original tin ceiling,” says store manager Zach Eidson. “That added about two feet of height and really brightened things up.”
When the store opened to the public again on April 22, customers saw not only the refurbished old but also some new additions, including flooring, racks and lighting.
What has not changed, assures Eidson, is the layout. “Regular customers walk in and are blown away by the look, but glad to see their favorite wines in the same places.”
On Saturday, May 14, 1-5 p.m., MetroWines will celebrate its official grand reopening with a tasting of DAOU Vineyards wines, paired with small bites by chef Sam Etheridge.