Review: Vino 100
Part of a nation-wide chain, Vino 100 offers 100 wines for $25 or less, as well as wine paraphernalia including glasses, gadgets and gifts. Each Saturday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. the store features “Sippin’ Saturdays” which lets guests sample themed wines. Owner Natalie Buster has had a passion for wine for 25 years before opening her store. “We are about searching out the perfect wine for our customers,” she says. “We try to provide a non-pretentious atmosphere in a beautiful setting.” To facilitate the wine interaction, Vino 100 offers a variety of other tasting opportunities that are updated on the calendar on their website. Their most popular annual event occurs in July when they follow the 21-stops on the route of the Tour de France to showcase wines from the various regions in France. “We do a lot of cross marketing,” says Buster of their teaming with local artists, restaurants and even a doggy bakery. “We want this to be a very, very easy experience.”
A number of local restaurants have partnered with Vino 100, waiving their corkage fee for wine brought in from Vino 100.
VINO 100 WINE FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
The following restaurants have agreed to partner with Vino 100’s loyal customers. These restaurants will waive the corkage fee when you bring 1 or 2 bottles of wine from Vino 100 into their establishment.
How does this work? Stop by Vino 100 and purchase a bottle of wine and show the restaurant the Gold Foil Label. They will uncork your wine at NO CHARGE.
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