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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Wine Bars

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

Weekend wine tastings at CataVinos are fantastic. Along with your 6 tastes (amazingly priced at just $10.00!!!) you get gourmet cheese as well as palette cleansers. Yvonne also has a really nice assortment of reasonably priced cheeses, meats, and crackers for purchase to accompany your wine. After your tasting you can purchase a glass of your choice for just $5.00. Each week the wine list is built around a clever theme so you can go every weekend and be sure to taste completely different wines. I've gone there on a whim on my own, planned with friends, and had many personal parties there and I always bring out of town guests there. The atmosphere is lovely both inside the shop and outside on the patio. This is one of the best spots for Tucson fun and a great way to support local business!

Posted by Rebecca C on 02/27/2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

Always a joy to stop in at Cata Vinos. Yvonne and the staff are always so helpful in helping find the right wine for my tastes. So many wonderful wine to choose from, and it isn't necessary to bust my budget on pricey wines. Highly recommended.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pete V. on 09/18/2015 at 6:22 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

Great wines, great prices, and best of all the staff and shoppe are animal friendly! Cuvee the dog and Vino the cat are wonderful additions to this lovely shoppe. Wines from around the world, fabulous bargains for Wine Club members, with an option to donate a small monthly amount to local charities. Do us all a favor and skip the Big Box Wine stores!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by sjmillerAZ on 07/18/2015 at 4:41 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

Fabulous neighborhood find! Friendly owner, great staff, and wonderful tastings, all for reasonable prices, and then there's the shoppe dog, Cuvee, who greets everyone with a full wag. The price for the wine tasting is very reasonable, and palate cleansers are included - then there's the best deal, buy a bottle of wine from the tasting and you get $2.00 off your tasting; buy a case and your tasting is free - what could be better. Yvonne makes sure everyone gets questions answered, educates you in an easy manner, and is always available during shoppe hours to help you select the best choice for your tastes. Please visit CataVinos so it can continue to stay open.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by lynne brant on 07/03/2015 at 6:27 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

A wonderful place, Tucson is lucky to have it. Before you go to a big box wine store, stop here and you'll keep coming back. The owner is very full of wine knowledge and has never let us down with a recommendation. Go there!!!!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by tacowitz on 03/31/2011 at 7:10 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

Have you ever wanted to learn about wine without appearing ignorant around wine snobs? Well, I found Cata Vinos was just the place. Imagine relaxing in a comfortable atmosphere, sampling a variety of tasty wines. You will find the staff knowledgable & helpful, the patrons friendly, and the well stocked shop has something for everyone.....all under $15! Wonderful fun to go with a party of friends, although I'm just as comfortable going alone. Very welcoming.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by miche on 06/24/2010 at 11:00 AM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

A very well-kept secret! What a jewel. Most unique place for wine and wine tastings. Nice to know you are getting a good value (everything is under $15, but has to "pass mustard" to be in the shop) - even without the wine tastings! Highly recommend CataVinos!!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by KanDo on 03/18/2010 at 7:03 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

Tucson's greatest little niche for wine! Great place to find affordable wines that you like (and not just the labels) ... and meet new friends, bonding over palates! Great place to take those out-of-town guests too, always a great theme tasting each week.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by thebon on 02/09/2010 at 4:36 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

A great place to shop for delicious and affordable wine. Yvonne and her staff search the marketplace for those rare and up-and-coming wines to stock in the store and keep things fresh and interesting. Cata Vinos is out in front of the pack while the big box stores still lag behind the Tucson wine scene. Plus the wines are less than $15.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tuli on 02/09/2010 at 1:25 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

My partner and I love to start our weekends off at Cata Vinos for the Thrusday or Friday night wine tasting. Yvonne (owner) always has great wines selected for the tastings and we usually pick up a bottle or six from the tasting to take home and enjoy. It's a warm, friendly place were we can get together at the end of the week and relax or meet friends and catch up over delicious, very reasonably priced wines. Even though we live in Vail, we just have to get our regular Cata Vinos fix...it's definitely worth the trip.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sue D on 02/09/2010 at 12:42 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

I HIGHLY recommend Catavinos and its owner Yvonne Foucher. Catavinos is a nice little bodega on the East side of town. It has a wonderful variety of foreign and domestic wines and a ceiling price, in the store, of $15.99. Catavinos offers a fine atomosphere for shopping, tasting, and learning about wines. Yvonne is a VERY knowledgeable and friendly proprietor who always has a smile and a tip on the latest tasty addition to her bodega. We live more than 20 miles from Catavinos, don't get there as often as we'd like, but still stop in to stock up whenever we're in the neighborhood. Despite not seeing us as often as her regulars, Yvonne remembers us, our tastes in wine, and greets us warmly. Don't take my word for it. I urge you to try Catavinos for yourself and note why it is a delightful difference on the landscape of Tucson wine stores!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mingus'dad on 02/05/2010 at 11:59 AM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

At the top of my list for a place to get together with friends and get to meet others. The price is right at under $15 per bottle.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by gerb on 01/30/2010 at 3:12 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

I regularly get together with friends for wine tasting at Cata Vinos... Our form of happy hour. You can't beat the comfortable setting nor the prices for a great wine selection!

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by danimarieb on 01/21/2010 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Elle Wine Bistro

Okay but the food was underwhelming. When we went the waitstaff seemed to lack training. Lighting and table location was odd.

Posted by driverphil on 03/31/2011 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Armitage Wine Lounge and Cafe

Overpriced wine and the worst hummus I've ever eaten! The brie appetizer is okay, but I wouldn't eat anything here unless it's happy hour, the food just isn't that good. I guess I should just say that it's plain bad.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Frieda Whine on 12/11/2010 at 6:46 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

I stopped in from Alaska while visiting a friend in Tucson. Turned into a wonderful evening. Yvonne made me feel like I was one of the family. Great experience and I am going to miss the tastings until I can get back there again. It's on my list when I return.

Posted by Rex Wright on 03/26/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

This is a wonderful wine shop with a variety of wines that are budget-friendly. Cuvee, the greeting dog, is super friendly as is Vino the cat. What could be better than tasting wine while petting a cat or dog? The personal attention Yvonne Foucher gives to each customer cannot be matched by any of the "big box" stores. Definitely earns every star possible!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DJD on 09/18/2015 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Armitage Wine Lounge and Cafe

This is one of the best Happy Hours in Tucson....reasonably priced good wines and a nice selection of appetizers that are all good sized and delicious! Get here!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robert M Duffy on 12/15/2012 at 5:26 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

This place is wonderful. The atmosphere is warm and the staff are inviting (not pretentious). And you can't beat a wine-tasting for $10.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by tthompson7 on 03/18/2010 at 1:11 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

I enjoy visiting Cata Vinos but find it too expensive. $20 a couple adds up so I don't visit as often as I would like. Beverage House has tasting for $2 and they throw in cheese and crackers, too. The selection is great and Yvonne is very welcoming, however, I wish she would drop her tasting price.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Gina on 02/09/2010 at 6:23 PM

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