Ian Bailey

Wine 🍷
Carpe Vinum

Golfing, traveling, taking in the NBA drama, hitting wineries, skiing, talking about the legs of a glass of red

Ian's Top Spots

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What you need to know:

One of the most unique wine bars in Philly, Jet pulls wine from some super exotic areas all around the world. The owner used to be an Archaeologist so she brings in wines influenced by her travels (hence the Jet themed atmosphere). They do wine flights which is awesome! Grab a flight and sit facing South Street when they open up the front. Oh, and they open at 11am everyday so…

What you need to know:

Although craft beers and breweries dominate Fishtown, this spot is lobbying for Fishtown to be a hot spot for wine connoisseurs. Although I lean towards Reds vs. white wine, they have a huge selection whether you’re looking for a nice Cab or a sweet Riesling.

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What you need to know:

Right off Rittenhouse Square, this place is always packed with wine lovers. They focus on importers which gives the small producers a fighting chance. Expect to see a lot of natural wine from new school American Pinot noir to cru Beaujolais. Fair warning, this place can be a little boujee so it’s best for if you are looking for an upscale experience.

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What you need to know:

When I think of places that exist solely for the wine aficionados, Jamonera is the first to come to mind. They devote all their energy into discovering, selecting, and presenting a killer wine selection that has something for everyone. Whether you’re a self-proclaimed Sommelier or the casual wine drinker, Jamonera is the spot.

What you need to know:

On the same street as Jamonera and a spin-off of Zavino – wine crawl anyone? – Tredici has a modern and open atmosphere. It has a large wine selection that can get pretty intimidating, but they show their shit so just ask.

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