How it all started
What makes Wijn different
We believe that the main things that distinguish us is that through everything we do we aim to break down the barriers of wine and we aim to make wine more accessible. The layout of the space, the fact that you can taste, drink and buy all the wines on our menu, the time we spend on finding amazing and hard to find wines, that you can come to Wijn and find new wines on the menu every week and that you can meet and chat to winemakers about their wine, whilst learning something new - we believe all of this works together to deliver a truly unique experience. We are just wine lovers that wanted to create a space and community for other wine lovers!
The inspiration behind Wijn Bar's space
We wanted to create a trendy, yet homely space that breaks down the barriers of wine. We tried to break down the traditional barriers by doing 3 things. Firstly, we have an open wine counter (not a traditional bar counter) where you are served straight from the counter to your table or where you can get up, get your own glass and choose your own wine. The idea behind this was to remove the physical barrier of the bar counter and the traditional wine list (where you don't see the wine) but to rather feel that you are sitting in someone's home and drinking directly from their wine selection. Secondly, we created a wine wall above this counter where you can see the wine on the menu - one bottle of each wine. Wine shelves in a wine shop is so intimidating - I never know where to start and what to buy! We tried to change this with the wine wall by making it easy to take it all in with one glance. Thirdly, we took inspiration from the German Beer Halls with 3 long tables seating 8 - 10 people and we decided to do high seating. We wanted to do high seating because it's more informal and more social. We also loved the experience at German Beer Halls where strangers share a table and left at the end of the evening as friends - all because they shared a common love of beer! We wanted to create that type of experience around wine!
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