04Jan
2016

Avini: Wine, Bar, and Shop - Now Open in Antwerp!

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Expanding from their two current locations in London, Avini has opened in Antwerp with their newest location in ‘het Zuid’. Right next to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the wine bar and store is cosy and intimate on the ground floor with seating for just over 30 people and finished downstairs for private events or tastings for up to 14 people.

Previously known as Negozio Classica, Avini promises to be better than ever. Collaborating with Avignonesi Winery to sell favorites such as Desiderio, Vino Nobile of Montepulciano and the world-renowned 50&50, the wine bar also plans to feature a rotating selection of about 30 Italian red and white wines by the glass and bottle.

To ensure an outstanding experience with every sip, all wines are hand selected, with a focus on artisanal, genuine and terroir-driven wines before being added to the portfolio. Co-owners, Eline Aloy and Thomas de Decker, are excited to bring the concept to Antwerp, “We want to offer a cosy environment for guests to enjoy a glass of wine with friends and feel at home. To help customers feel more comfortable when choosing a wine and to truly showcase and discover what Italy has to offer.”

What is also unique about this wine bar is that unlike other locations where you just buy a bottle of wine to consume at home, or only have a glass on premise, here you can choose your wine directly from the shelf, and for a small corkage fee, enjoy it in-store with a delicious plate of bruschetta, carpaccio or other Italian goodies.

If you're having trouble deciding on a wine, the knowledgeable staff members are trained to help you find exactly what you are looking for based on your preferences and tastes. Avini even offers a tool on their website that can be used in the bar or at home before you arrive, where you can find the perfect wine for you. With the app, you can play around with different wine characteristics such as fruit, body, spice, tannin, minerality or sweetness, to discover which wine best reflects your own, personal taste. No more guessing or random selection and hoping you find what you like, now you are guaranteed.

Avini Antwerp is just the first of many locations that Avignonesi plans to open around the world. Come and visit the newest location and see for yourself what is soon to be a worldwide phenomenon.

Name: Avini Wine Bar

Address: Karel Rogierstraat 40, 2000 Antwerp, in ‘het Zuid’

Contact: antwerp@aviniwines.com

Hours of Operation: Tue - Sat : 12:00 - 23:00 / Sun 14:00 - 20:00

Website: http://aviniwines.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aviniantwerp

Other Locations: (Soon to be renamed, Avini)

Negozio Classica Notting Hill

283 Westbourne Grove, corner of Portobello Rd.

W11 2QA

Tel. +44 (0)20 7034 0005

Negozio Classica Primrose Hill

154 Regents Park Road

NW1 8XN

Tel. +44 (0)2° 74834492