Wines shop eyes beer strategy

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Vino Carta in Little Italy combines sipping and shopping

During the last five years, Bottlecraft has become a mainstay of San Diego beer culture. The bottle shop’s model combines partaking with perusing to satiate the needs of thirsty patrons at locations in North Park, Little Italy and Liberty Station.

Sommelier Evan Vallée pouring at Vino Carta Photo by Jeremy Collins

Sommelier Evan Vallée pouring at Vino Carta
Photo by Jeremy Collins

Now, owner Brian Jensen has taken that same idea and applied it to wine with the opening of Vino Carta, located in the original Bottlecraft location in Little Italy.

Just like its predecessor, Vino Carta stocks its shelves with a variety of beverages, many from small producers. The store’s inventory is divided into new and old world. In the new world you’ll find California standbys, including local wines. From the old world, there’s a large amount of Italian and French wines along with some from Germany and beyond.

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