It’s a common experience: Customers fall in love with a wine at their favorite restaurant but can’t locate a place to buy that same bottle to drink at home.
But some wine-savvy restaurants, recognizing that customer loyalty is sometimes built drink by drink, are providing wines they feature on their menus for retail purchase.
It’s not always easy. State laws may prohibit or make very difficult dual retail-restaurant licensing. Also, many winemakers prefer to build cachet by