Ξ December 11th, 2007 | → 2 Comments | ∇ A Day at a Time, Wine Bars |
Santa Cruz, Ca. is known for many things, from Travel and Leisure’s 10 Great Places to Spend Christmas, 2007, to Outside’s Best Towns, 2007. Yet something was missing. Though the epicenter of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA we have a distinctive shortage of wine bars. Into this gap has stepped Soif in downtown Santa Cruz.
Soif, French for thirst, opened August 6th, 2002, and the Santa Cruz community has been well served ever since. Their wine list is clearly international.
The problem of local Santa Cruz wine representation appears to be precisely Soif’s strength: here one may fine vintage Vilmart champagne, rare Burgundy, exotic, steely Chablis, limited productions Priorats, excellent Portuguese efforts, bright Rieslings. Though not the only local wine bar, it is certainly the best. And given the grim business practicalities of operating a shop of any kind here, I wish them the best!
[2008 Spring update forthcoming.]