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Cute Place, Bad Service - Review by Stacy P | D'vine Wine

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Cute Place, Bad Service 10/5/2006

While we were in Grapevine, Texas seeing the sights, we checked out a couple of wineries – including D’Vine Wine. It was a cute little store with wine racks all along one wall with merchandise interspersed among the wine. There was a small bar (sat only 4-5 people) on the opposite side of the narrow room and bar height tables scattered around the room. The place was quite busy while we were there. There was one “server” and many full tables of customers. I decided to try a wine tasting of 3 wines while my husband ordered a “wine-a-rita” (a Margarita made with Margarita mix and Wine). I made the mistake of telling the “server” that I liked white wines that are a bit sweeter (rather than dry) – so she served me their sweetest fruit wines (I don’t think any of them were even made with grapes). One was a Strawberry wine, one was a Peach wine, and I can’t remember the other. They tasted more like wine coolers than like wine. The service was not great. There was one woman who was basically a server. She provided little or no information about the wines they sold. And as soon as she poured a glass – she disappeared for quite a while. I would sit with an empty glass for quite while between tasting each wine. If I go to a winery, I like a little more personal time learning about the wines. This was more like a bar type atmosphere. Even after I told her I was done and we wanted the bill, it took her quite a while (15 or 20 minutes) to get back to us. There was also another individual behind the bar counter that appeared to be enjoying a bit too much wine while working and another person (who they seemed to treat like the top boss) who came in already appearing intoxicated. The place did seem to offer a cool private event option to be able to make your own wine, but I didn’t get much info about it since we were from out of town anyway. Looking back, I wish I would have checked out a different local winery and skipped past D’Vine Wine. more
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