Sip, sip, hooray! 5 of the coolest wine bars to check out in Birmingham

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Classic Wine Co. is a Birmingham classic. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

There are obvious circle-worthy holidays on the calendar: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. But, only a few days deserve a double circle. February, 18th—AKA National Wine Day—is one of them. If you also feel the irresistible urge to celebrate, this guide is for you. Here are five of the coolest wine bars in Birmingham to check out.

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9 local spots to get wine + charcuterie for your Galentine’s celebrations in Birmingham

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It’s *almost* too beautiful to eat. Photo via Petal & Platter

You may not be able to gather with your gals this Galentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean the festivities are off. A good bottle of wine and a carefully crafted charcuterie board are a must for the occasion, no matter how you’re celebrating. Here are 9 local spots to get yours.

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Discover wines from an exclusive vineyard during Taste with the Master, Nov. 5

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Todd Edmondson from Red or White holding bottle of wine for Taste with the Master

If the most glamorous place you’ve been in the last few months is within a mile of home, you’ll be thrilled to hear about the chance to be transported to Paso Robles, California. Discover what life tastes like at Dauo Vineyards when you purchase tickets to Red or White wine shop’s Taste with the Master event on Thursday, November 5.

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Exciting new openings + reopenings happening in Birmingham

Shoppe’s new pop-up store at The Summit. Photo via Shoppe’s Facebook

This past week in Birmingham has been a busy one. Between brand new restaurants and seeing some of our fave spots getting back into the groove of things, here are a few reopenings and new openings that you’ll want to have on your radar.

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Meet Downtown Birmingham’s newest wine bar, Aviné

Say hello to Bham’s newest wine bar. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Sip, sip hooray! There’s nothing to wine about here because Birmingham is about to welcome its newest wine bar, Aviné. Let’s take a look at the anticipated addition to 2nd Avenue North and when to expect their grand opening.

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Treat yo’ self at these Birmingham wine bars with patios

Grab your friends and mask! Unwind with some wine on the patio. Photo via The Pizitz’s Facebook

Restaurants are moving more seating outside and I’m kind of getting European vibes. If you’re looking for a chic way to unwind and enjoy patio weather, grab your mask and check out these local wine bars. I even made sure that they have outdoor seating so it’s easier to social distance.

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Virtual wine tastings + 6 local spots to pick up your next bottle curbside

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Raise your hand if you could use a bottle that big right now…just kidding…but actually? Photo via Classic Wine Co. on Facebook.

You know that tired joke that’s like, “I only drink on days that end in —y?” That’s my life now. But hey, at least I’m keeping it classy by supporting local business and checking out these virtual wine tastings around Birmingham. Don’t forget to snag a bottle curbside at the local bars and wineries.

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3 vineyards near Birmingham, AL that are nothing to wine about

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Looks like our kind of hangout. Photo via Corbin Farms on Facebook

Birmingham, AL has no shortage of delicious food, stunning natural scenery, and unique cocktail bars. However, something I never knew was thriving in the Magic City is the wine scene!

Fantastic blends that are bottled in Birmingham are enjoyed all over Alabama and beyond—and you can get an inside look.

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Calling all wine lovers! Crush Wine and Food Festival is happening Sept. 25-29. Use code Bhamnow for $10 off!

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Nothing to wine about here! Photo via Homegrown Huntsville

A weekend getaway with live music and access to over 150 wines from all over the world? Well, I’m sold. Don’t miss out on this and a lot more at Crush Wine and Food Festival, happening in Huntsville Sept. 25-29. Use code “Bhamnow” at checkout for $10 off all tickets and packages!

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Uncorked! On the Green Returns – Sat., October 8th, 2016

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Free craft beer and fine wine tasting festival in Birmingham? Count. Us. In.

Have you ever walked down the beverage aisle of your local grocery store and wondered just what IS a Little Sumpin Sumpin, Dale’s Pale Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Vanillaphant or Bearded Lady? Here’s a chance to indulge your curiosity and sample over 50 craft beers from around the world along with many fine wines for FREE!

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3 Places to find the Wine that got away

The Wine that got away. Or something like that. We’ve all had an amazing glass of wine that we just couldn’t seem to find in our local Piggly Wiggly or even Publix. Don’t worry, Bham has great places to widen your search. Here are three places to start you off.

The Vintage Wine Shoppe

With a huge selection of reds and whites, this place will get you started in the right direction. The staff knows their wine without making you feel like a wine novice. They also offer frequent, FREE tastings with up to 20 wines. Be sure to look for their discounts and you won’t go wrong.

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