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“Wine in a little hidden place”
Review of A Taste for Wine

A Taste for Wine
Ranked #451 of 899 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Wine Bar, International
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wine in a little hidden place”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

If you just want to explore and have a nice glass of wine climb the staircase in this little
hidden out cove in St.Pete and relax

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Clearwater, Florida
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem on Central Ave”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We went to this place solely based on Trip Advisor reviews (and from another site which shall remain nameless). Stopped in on a Saturday night before dinner. What a find! Small, cozy, very friendly! Nice chatting with the bartender Renee and the owner whose name we did not get. Excellent selection of wine which varies based on recent tastings. Several selections from various regions in Europe. Nicely done!

Visited August 2014
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Lakeland, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I like to wander around St. Pete at least once a week. We love to support unique local businesses and found this place by accident! We saw a sign for wine and a tiny little alley way and we were sold! On a small adventure up the staircase to the front door, we found a massive skylight covered with gorgeous stained glass. The temperature inside was perfect but Im not one to stay inside very long. We just had to sit on the balcony. The selection was great and ultimately i got the hard root beer. Its easily my new favorite thing. And A Taste For Wine is easily our new favorite stop. Swing by and say hey to Rochelle! Shes been there forever and certainly loves her customers!

  • Visited July 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Bill M
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