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Bar review: Wine by the Glass, Larnaca

By Andreas Vou

The recently opened wine bar in the heart of Larnaca adds a unique variation to the existing options for an evening tipple.

Wine by the Glass only opened in December but the Katodritis family’s association with wines spans back to the early 1960s, distributing fine local wines to other stores across the island. Their knowledge and expertise led them to opening their own cava in 2004, which now operates in conjunction with the newly opened bar.

There are 500 different wines to choose from at the cava which you can request to be opened at the bar; these include around 60 local wines, all hand-picked from small producers – not one can be found at a supermarket. The rest of the wines come from over a dozen nations from as near as Greece and Italy to as far as Chile and New Zealand. It is also home to one of the largest collections of Bordeaux wines on the island, with over 100 in store while a number of wines also come in magnum form.

Wine by the Glass has dispensers unique to Larnaca that preserve the particular product at the precise temperature required, this in turn allows an expensive fine wine to be charged at a reasonable price due to the fact that not all the contents need to be consumed over the course of one night.

In order to complement your favourite drink, a wide selection of platters are available which consist of a fine range of cheeses and other appetizers. Soft, semi-soft and hard cheeses are all on the menu which each suit a particular type of wine.

The establishment is a fairly compact space which creates a mellow vibe, with soft lounge music further adding to the relaxed atmosphere. Despite the small seating area, there is plenty of space to host a healthy crowd, in order to avoid disappointment, reservations can be made in advance.

Wine by the Glass
Where: G Drousiotis street, Larnaca
When: 18:00 – 00:00 every day except Monday
Contact: 24 815044, www.cypruswinesonline.com
Price (wine and snack): €10-€12

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