This local wine bar is as unique in its atmosphere as its excellent wine selection. I found the clientele as well as the owners and servers; very hospitable and welcoming. It reminds me of the coffee clutch in "Friends" but with the added benefit of fine wine!
Really, really, really good coffee
I'm very fond of 3 Cups. They make wonderful coffee and espresso drinks without a lot of the flavor-caramel-sprinkles nonsense that's so prevalent els...
Fantastic Neighborhood Wine/Beer Store
I recently discovered Hope Valley Bottle Shop, and I am quickly becoming a regular. Broad selection of wines from well-known names to newly discovered gems, and a very nicely balanced global selection. They also have a really good beer section with tons of high octane microbrews. The best two things for me are the value and the service - the two owners are the only employees and they know their stuff! They've suggested a number of $7.99 and $8.99 bottles to me, and all have been delicious.
New & improved
Haven't been in to the store since the new owners have taken over, until today. The new tasting bar is beautiful and I enjoyed sampling the delicious...
Lots of Variety and Very Friendly
The clerks are always friendly and helpful. I'm 33 and get carded almost every time I go in, not that its good, but they are diligent. They always know where to find what you are looking for. My only complaint would be that stock seems to rotate a bit, so what you fell in love with last week, might not be in this week. =(