There is a reason ancient Greeks took to saying “in vino veritas” (in wine there is truth). So, I won’t even try to lie. We’re big fans of fermented grapes!
You can buy wine at a lot of places around Frisco and many of them offer a great selection. But, two things I always look for when I’m wine shopping is a knowledgeable staff, an unpretentious sommelier, and a chance to taste! Fortunately for Frisco, the Wine Cellar at Starwood has them all.
The Wine Cellar carries an array of wines, so it’s become a favorite place to go to find something new. It’s good to have regular stand-by’s on hand, but sometimes it’s also nice to find something different or unique. If you’re into exploring wine, not just drinking it, then the Wine Cellar is a must.
There isn’t much to say about prices, since wine tends to be all over the map, and every wallet has a different tolerance and everyone a different taste. If your taste runs a little more upscale, you’ll find wines to suit you as will those looking to spend a little less. I almost always get out of the Wine Cellar spending less than expected, and I have found some fantastic bottles of wine for around $20 or less which leaves me feeling like I just discovered a well-kept secret. But as an Amarone fan, I’ve also spent much more.
One of the highlights of the Wine Cellar is their free weekly wine tastings. If you’ve followed Lifestyle Frisco for any amount of time, you will have noticed that we promote them every week, and for good reason. They advertise the wines they’ll be tasting each week in their newsletter (sign up in the store), so you can see if there is anything that interests you. It’s also a great way to try four different wines side-by-side before deciding what to buy. The first wine tasting we went to was on June 27th where we discovered the 2009 Hannah Nicole Zinfandel. It was one of four excellent wines, but by the time we had tasted them all it was the one that best suited my wife and I.
The shop is relatively small but has a nice open layout and a tasting room in the back that is also ideal for small events or gatherings.
The staff has is friendly, knowledgeable, and always there to help. So if you have questions, just ask. They won’t make you feel like a wine noob.
The next time you’re in the market for a bottle of wine, stop by Wine Cellar at Starwood, and tell Owner/Sommelier David we said hello… and that we’ll see him soon!
6959 Lebanon Road #122
Frisco, Texas 75034
Mon – Sat 11am – 8pm