Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I spent the first weekend of December enjoying the town of St. Augustine and the British Night Watch weekend. The town celebrates the Nights of Lights during December and the whole town glows with thousands of white lights. It is very pretty and perfect for celebrating the holidays.

There are many wine bars and wine stores in the old town area of St. Augustine. I will list the different spots with pictures below.

The Gifted Cork www.thegiftedcork.com
This is a cute wine shop with all kinds of different wines and wine gifts for the wine connoisseur in your life. For $5 you can wine taste in the store.

J.P. Henley's www.jphenleys.com
This is a cool pub like restaurant with wine, beer and food. They also have TV's so you can watch all your favorite games.

This is a wine bar with a sophisticated chic atmosphere. The menus even light up when you open them. (nice touch)
The night we went to this bar it was packed with live music. I enjoyed their flatbread.

I also had to give credit to this bar located inside the Casablanca Inn. They have great martinis and pretty good wine as well. The bar is very small but there is an adjoining porch that overlooks the bay and fort. The bar also has jazz music on the weekend.

Sangria's Tapas and Piano Bar
This is another Wine Bar with tapas and live entertainment. It is located on the second story of a building overlooking the main pedestrian street in town. I had a great malbec from Argentina at this place.

Tasting Room St. Augustine www.tastetapas.com

This wine bar has an extensive wine list with great wines from many different countries. They also have many tapas plates and even paella. The Tasting Room has live music every night.

The Monk's Vineyard www.monksvineyard.com

This wine store has been in operation for three decades. I remember this store as a child because it has the coolest grape lights. Make sure to stop in here and check the store out.

OLD 17th Century Pub
Near the spanish quarter there is a pub that serves up history. They have sangria and spanish hot chocolate. They also have beers on tap! The backyard is a quiet place to stop and play a old game like Shut The Box.

I think I picked up most of the wine places but I might have missed a few. St. Augustine is a fun little town with a lot of places to go. Make sure to visit.

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