It's a wine shop/wine bar explosion!
In Adams Morgan, Cashion's chef and owner John Manolatos and general manager Justin Abad plan to open AM Wine Shoppe in the old Skynear space at 2122 18th St. NW, Prince of Petworth reports. According to the sign, the store will offer gourmet foods and wine, and the team hopes to open the shop before the holidays.
Meanwhile, a Metrocurean reader spotted a sign for Twisted Vines Bottleshop & Bistro at 2803 Columbia Pike in Arlington. According to the web site, owners Sybil and Josh Robinson plan to open in November.
The bistro will offer 20 wines by the glass, more than 100 bottles, and a menu of cheese, charcuterie, salads and small plates. The wines will be available at retail prices in the shop.
In case you're keeping track, these two new spots are part of a dominating trend in the DC area. Metrocurean told you about Screwtop, a combo retail/wine bar coming to Clarendon, as well as Cork Market from the owners of Cork Wine Bar and Cork and Fork, both on 14th Street NW.
Cheers to a region awash in vino.