Sometimes, you just need a glass of wine on a hot day. On on this hot day, we went to the Marketplace Wine Bar – for a glass of wine and a cool place to sit. The original catalyst for visiting the Marketplace Wine Bar was to use an expired Groupon. The original deal was for two glasses of wine and a cheese plate, but instead we opted for two glasses of wine and to purchase a bottle for later.
The Marketplace Wine Bar serves exclusively BridgePress Cellars and Emvy Cellars wine, and offers a few snacks. On that hot day, I opted for a glass of their BridgePress Rosé. The Rosé has a wonderful, light and fruity scent, and had a slight sweetness on the palette. It was a very refreshing glass of wine – something I would call a “porch wine”. I could see myself easily drinking a glass while sitting on the porch or the dock, just enjoying the moment.
My brother had a glass of the BridgePress 600 (600 denotes the fact that they are the State’s 600th winery – go team!). This red was robust and made a [good] statement. It was definitely the opposite of my Rose and would do well with a grilled steak.
The staff at the Marketplace Wine Bar was very helpful and very patient. And the wine bar is connected to Spokane’s farmers market. So after enjoying our glass of wine, we wandered through the booths. It made for a very nice Saturday afternoon, and possibly a nice new habit.