Perrine Prieur, the former sommelier from Joel, is set to open her eponymous Wine By Perrine Wine Shop in the not to distant future. As it stands, the boutique is slated to open in the White Provision complex on the Westside. For those familiar with the area, Wine By Perrine will be sandwiched between the newly opened Yeah! Burger and the fresh smelling Matthew Klyn Garden. Word around the campfire is that July 15th will be the day; however, we all know how these things go … so don’t be alarmed if that doesn’t happen.
As for the credentials, Prieur has already established quite a reputation, as evident by her impressively impressive wine list at Joel. She has hand selected (and personally tasted) the roughly 200 wines that make up the initial inventory. The stock will consist of wines from all over the globe with a focus on limited production items from smaller vineyards. Perhaps my favorite feature is the Wine Club. It’s a monthly gig that will fit a theme and come with pairing suggestions, recipes, and a whole slew of other goodies. Count me in!
Though a wine shop from someone this respected might sound intimidating, there are a number of reasonably priced items, so don’t be intimidated.