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Since its creation four months ago, online-based LOC Bottle Shop has satisfied the lo-fi wine needs of people across the country.
Now, the South Australian business is preparing to call Hindmarsh Square its home as of next month, as it opens a flagship store, LOC Bottle Bar.
LOC’s founder Olivia Moore says LOC Bottle Bar will give wine enthusiasts the chance to discover otherwise overlooked lo-fi wines.
“I always wanted to create a physical store selling kind of organically farmed, or sustainably cultured and minimal intervention wines,” Olivia says.
“There’s going to be a lot of wines that people may not be familiar with, but it’s not meant to be intimidating.
“The bar is an avenue to show the wine because if they are unfamiliar to people it’s good to be able to pull it out and have a chat about it.
“It’s about serving wines which I think people should have a go at trying.”
The wine bar will stock a selection of wines from producers who work their vineyards organically, ethically and make their vino with minimal intervention, proving to both do good and taste good.
Olivia says her passion for sustainably farmed and minimal intervention wines is what inspired her to launch LOC.
“[Lo-fi wines are] something that I’ve enjoyed drinking for a few years now,” Olivia says.
“There are many wines which are mass-produced across the world that have a lot of tampering and taste manipulation to create a more commercially viable product.
“But the wines that I enjoy drinking and sharing, have kind of a little bit more honesty and more truth to their original form.”
LOC Bottle Bar will also offer guests the opportunity to pair their favourite drop with nibbles.
Harnessing the European vibes which often come with drinking wine, Olivia says the bar will also permit guests to enjoy a glass outside overlooking the greenery of Hindmarsh Square.
“It’s such a petite bar itself, but the space outside is really quite generous,” Olivia says.
“I’m hoping it’ll be a really nice busy city vibe but just kind of tucked away.”
LOC Bottle Bar will open its doors at 6 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide on Saturday, 24 October.