Eye Street Cellars is now open at 425 Eye Street NW. The store is large and spacious. It is possible all 3 of Tunnel Liquors, Capital City Wine & Spirits and Schneiders might be able to fit inside this store. Eye Street Cellars is still under soft open and while the selection is presently ample it will fill out with more options soon.
I spoke briefly with wine director Michel Dumas. Wines will be sorted on the shelves by varietal and secondarily by price rather than by country. I learned from Michel of their facebook page and their planned upcoming free wine tastings. The first event takes place Wednesday April 30th from
5pm to 7:30pm 5:30-7:00PM as guest Donald Moffat will offer tastings of Italian wines from Vinifera Imports.
In the future tastings are likely to occur on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays once the program gains momentum. The upcoming slate is as follows:
Fri, May 2. 5 pm – 730 pm: Oscar Voila French Wines
Sat, May 3. 2 pm – 730 pm: 2 Rose’s, 1 Sparkling, and the Duckhorn