Best Wine Store - 2011
St. Louis Wine Market & Tasting Room
Edison Ave. & Baxter Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Even if you live in Chesterfield, you might need a little help finding the St. Louis Wine Market & Tasting Room, which is located at the far end of a small new strip mall tucked to one side of the Boone's Crossing megalopolis. It's worth seeking out, however, no matter where you call home. The 4,000-square-foot space is actually two venues in one: To one side is the retail store, an attractive space that gives each wine its due with a clear display and tasting notes. The selection is especially strong in Old World and American wines, with bottles for most budgets. The staff is more than happy to help you pick out that special bottle (or six). On the other side of the store is the tasting room, a bar with two dozen or so wines by the glass available. There is no food, but the staff invites you to bring your own from home or even from a nearby restaurant. Together, the two halves of the St. Louis Wine Market feel less like a store or a bar than the perfect hangout for people who love to talk about and, of course, drink wine.