Vin Room – Calgary, AB


Vin Room
2310 4 St SW
Calgary, AB
(403) 457-5522

This is going back a short little while but I was in southern Alberta just as the Royals were visiting and the city was gearing up for the Stampede.  Hectic times to be sure and the weather was cooperating (although I’ve heard its become cooler since I was in town).  It made for a few social outings, including this visit to a seemingly popular wine spot/lounge/restaurant on busy 4th street called the Vin Room.  As it was already around 7pm by the time we arrived, and the 2nd floor patio was full of people aside from a row at the narrow counter directly facing the street until a booth opened up, that’s where our night began.  Here’s my view.

In hand was a glass of the 2009 Schug Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma, United States).  Whenever I drink wine or beer, I like to start things off light and this variety hit the spot with its bright and lively flavours.  I’m no oenophile  but I’m sure others would enjoy this refreshing wine as well.   The wines-by-the-glass service they had here must have included at least over sixty types, broken up in their listings by various taste profiles, perfect for easy selection.  The food menu was noted as being complementary of the wines as well, although by the time we had a few rounds, our minds began wandering elsewhere on this street to get our eat on, and we ended up not ordering a single food dish.

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