Inside H&F Bottle Shop in Atlanta.
It's not hard to figure out what Atlanta's H&F Bottle Shop
will be selling when it opens soon (as in, hopefully, February 21). The store will offer boutique wines and spirits that customers love at Holeman & Finch
and Restaurant Eugene
, but can’t find anywhere else—items like the house-blended Finch’s gin. Look for in-house wine concierge Ashley Hall, a Kermit Lynch alum, who can do anything from choosing a bottle for a dinner party to building a wine cellar. In the spirit of an apothecary, which the space evokes, the Bottle Shop
will also have old-time card catalogues holding wine information and favorite cocktail recipes—maybe chef Linton Hopkin
's DCV, a Sidecar like drink you'll also find in the upcoming F&W Cocktails 2011
. (You’ll also be able to buy the house-made brandied cherries that garnish the drink, as well as other condiments and H&F's amazing Bloody Mary mix.) And if you come prepared with a cocktail-inspired playlist, the staff might let you play with the albums and turntable in the back of the store.