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“Wine dinner served on plastic plates?”
Review of A Taste for Wine

A Taste for Wine
Ranked #440 of 902 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: International
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Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wine dinner served on plastic plates?”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

For a wine dinner priced at $50 per person, we expected our meal to be served on something nicer than plastic plates, and our water served in something nicer than small plastic cups. That seemed to "cheapen" the entire experience. The wine was very good. The people were very nice. The food was okay, but seemed like it was catered because the some of the dishes that were supposed to be "hot" really weren't. For example, we had a beef dish that was supposed to be hot but the beef was cool (I only took one bite because it made me nervous). The portions were very small (think Tapas-type servings). We were hungry later. The dessert was very good but wasn't served with anything other than water (no coffee or tea). We were disappointed. The wine dinners we attended in another state (before we moved here) were much nicer, served larger portions, and provided more detailed presentations on the wine. We'd have liked to hear more about the winery providing each wine, the owners, the history of the winery and family, etc. - things you can't easily find online. Just hearing about how they make a particular type of wine can usually be found using Google.

  • Visited July 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Nice and Relaxing”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Great place to have a nice glass of wine and relax. The balcony overlooking central is really nice. Our bartender was great and very friendly. Can be a little pricey IE $15 for a 6oz glass but it was delicious! Not a food place but the lite fair they have is really good and goes pretty good with the wine selections. Oh and it is not just wine, their beer selection happens to be pretty darn good as well!

  • Visited June 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Love This Place”
Reviewed 18 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Set up above the craziness that Central Avenue can be, A Taste For Wine has been a delicious oasis for us for years now. We held my wife's 40th birthday party there, and have had nothing but great times with great people there. Amazing wines, and even a solid beer list for those that prefer the craft brews.

Visited October 2013
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Grovetown, Georgia
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“For the Love of wine!”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Love love this spot....especially the balcony! Very nice atmosphere, the owner is awesome! The inside is very romantic & charming....will definitely come back!

  • Visited September 2013
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Humboldt
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“Another hidden gem”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

A Taste for Wine is kind of hidden, and upstairs. Don't let that make you miss out on this experience. I had the pinot gris; it was full-bodied and rich. My husband had the cabernet sauvignon, also a good choice.

We each had a truffle to go with it. The owner was friendly and knowledgeable. There was live jazz music downstairs. Overall, a great atmosphere, and we will be back!

  • Visited May 2013
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