Jan 11, 2024 - Food and Drink

New bottle shop opening in South End with 700+ wine and beer selections

Renderings courtesy of Wagner Murray Architects

Frenchy’s Sip and Shop is a new bottle shop and tasting room opening in South End this summer with more than 700 wine and beer selections to choose from.

  • Its tasting room will be the kind of place where you can sit down with friends and learn about the wine you’re tasting before you buy.

Why it matters: Owner Chris Sarette says he to make the wine shopping process approachable, both in price and the shopping experience.

  • “So far, 70% of the bottles that we’ve selected for our list are under $30,” he said.

What to expect: Frenchy’s will offer wine from six different continents, all from small-batch producers that “are making a couple hundred to several thousand cases a year,” Sarette says.

  • The 3,000-square-foot space seats about 90 people, local development writer Jason Thomas first reported.
  • In addition to wine, Frenchy’s will offer several hundred craft beers from Charlotte breweries and around the world.
  • They’ll also offer pre-packaged snacks and grab-and-go charcuterie.

What’s next: Sarette hopes to open Frenchy’s in June with free weekly wine-tasting events. 

The big picture: South End has a handful of wine-centered businesses, like The Coterie Concept wine bar, wine shops like Petit Philippe and Vin Master, and Sixty Vines, a Texas-based restaurant with 60 wines on tap.

Details: Frenchy’s Sip and Shop is located at 200 W. Tremont St., next to QC Pourhouse.

  • It’ll be open 12pm-9 or 10pm Sunday-Thursday and 12pm-midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

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Renderings courtesy of Wagner Murray Architects

Go deeper: The 22 most anticipated new restaurants and bars in Charlotte

Renderings courtesy of Wagner Murray Architects
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