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A Taste for Wine

241 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 337001
(727) 895-1623
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Ranked #88 of 711 restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: International
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Set up above the craziness that Central Avenue can be, A Taste For Wine has been a delicious oasis for us for years now. We held my wife's 40th birthday party there, and have had nothing but great times with great people there. Amazing wines, and even a solid beer list for those that prefer the craft brews.

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Grovetown, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

💗 Love love this spot....especially the balcony! Very nice atmosphere, the owner is awesome! The inside is very romantic & charming....will definitely come back!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

A Taste for Wine is kind of hidden, and upstairs. Don't let that make you miss out on this experience. I had the pinot gris; it was full-bodied and rich. My husband had the cabernet sauvignon, also a good choice. We each had a truffle to go with it. The owner was friendly and knowledgeable. There was live jazz music... More

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Clayton, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

For a wine bar that is in the middle of the action, this one had a nice atmosphere and a good selection. It had a lot of character, and the proprietor was very knowledgeable and accommodating.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

What a cute wine bar in the middle of Downtown St. Petersburg. The city is alive and vibrant on the weekends as the bars fill up each night. This can make it tough to have a quiet intimate glass of wine and quiet conversation. A Taste for Wine gives you the best of both worlds. The bar is located on... More

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Tampa, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

This is an establishment that really cares about the customer. Great service, great choices,. Highly recommend.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

This little place is up a flight of stairs from street level, sort of a hideaway that's exceptionally comfy (try the leather chairs) with art on the wall for sale (or just to view). If it's not too hot, sit on the veranda overlooking Central Avenue and watch the people go by. Depending on the time of day and what's... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The people who run this wine bar really know their stuff. There's always a wine for every taste (and champagne, too). And the menu keeps shifting - adding great new wines!

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New York City
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89 reviews 89 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We were lucky to find our way to this convivial wine bar on our first trip to St. Petersburg. Owner Rochelle couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming. The wines/beers were well-chosen and reasonably priced, and the light snacks were lovingly prepared. We both agreed that relaxing on the outdoor verandah overlooking Central Avenue was priceless. We enjoyed this charming... More

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Saint Petersburg , Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

What can I say but, BRAVO!!! Super friendly owner serving GREAT wine paired with GREAT cheese. Chocolate cake will make you weak at the knees. Rachelle is very attentive without hovering, she treats you more like a guest in her house, the a client. Comfy chairs provide great place to linger, soft music sets relaxing tone for your time there.... More

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