Wednesday, February 17, 2010
A new wine store called VinTabla Wine and Fine Spirits has opened in Suite 144 of Dove Mountain Center (12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd, Marana).
The store specializes in low-production boutique wines, fine spirits, esoteric beer, cigars and artisan cheeses and meats, said Lucas Gutierrez, the sommelier in charge of the store. There's also a tasting room where customers can sample wines prior to purchase.
"It is going to be the most unique and esoteric example of wine in the area," Gutierrez said. "You will not find a finer wine selection in the Tucson area."
Master sommelier Laura Williamson—who is part owner of the store—will also play a part in the business. Williamson is one of only a handful of female master sommeliers in all of North America.
The store is currently open, but not fully stocked. Gutierrez said he plans on holding a grand opening in about a week.
Hours: Noon to 9 p.m., daily. Call 382-1190 for more information.