Quite simply, this is an awesome wine store at 16 Middle Street in the heart of Portland.
Just like a fine wine, Grippy Tannins is both approachable and sophisticated, showcasing a curated selection of vintages from notable growing regions in a setting that is perfectly chic and unpretentious. In addition to selling bottles through the retail store, Grippy Tannins offers glasses and half-glasses at the onsite tasting lounge, with cheese and charcuterie platters too. Any of the shop’s bottles can be enjoyed in the lounge, or you can request a custom flight (in advance) to sample a selection that suits your palate.
Grippy Tannins is open Monday to Saturday from 1 to 6 and after 6 by special reservation, so there’s plenty of opportunity to find your way in for a New Year treat. There are also frequent special events that explore the wines of distinct regions, so stay tuned to the shop’s calendar here for tasting announcements.