Let’s Wine About It
You already know that your Houston condo at the Arabella will be near the luxury shopping district known as the River Oaks District. You also might know that Houston is very close to tons of great vineyards like Messina Hof Winery and Resort and Bernhardt Winery. What you might not know is that you are also near some of the best places for wine connoisseurs in the city.
Temperature and Taste
Crafting a truly elegant and classic merlot or chardonnay is a delicate process, but so is storing and serving the wine. 13 Celsius, one of the premier wine bars in the entire city, prides itself on emulating famously lauded wine bars across Europe. The name “13 Celsius” is even a reference to the perfect temperature to store this storied beverage (also known as 55 degrees fahrenheit). For a slightly less “buttoned up” experience, look no further from your Houston condo than across 610 at The Tasting Room in Uptown Park. Touting “Houston’s Best Happy Hour”, you can enjoy oven fresh pizzas, live music, and private events at this highly rated wine bar.
Food & Wine
If you’re away from your Houston condo at the Arabella, you might find yourself in Rice Village. There, you can stop by the small bites and wine cafe Salento. You could also make your way to Coppa Osteria, a Clark Cooper Concept restaurant. This upscale locale boasts an array of inventive beverage options and delectable menu offerings. Prego is another local favorite with wine choices from all over the world (and Italian cocktails and coffees, too). Pro-tip: ask about the flour less chocolate cake. Of course, you could also stop by the up-and-coming destination Plate and Bottle. Tucked away on Morningside Drive, this rustic, but homey space offers exclusive tastings all week and on Saturdays. While they do offer a selection of craft beers, the focus is on the wine (as it should be).
The best option might just be steps away from your Houston condo at Seasons 52! Indulge in sophisticated upscale dishes like the caramelized bosc pear and burrata board or the Nantucket Bay scallops entree. You could pair your meal with your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon or you could choose one of six wines specifically chosen by the in-house sommelier. Like it says on the website: “Drink them before they’re famous!”