The dream of Kristina and Mark Bachman is now open. V-NO (905 S. Ann St., next to Bonaparte Breads, 410-342-8466) offers bottles from $10-30, which are stacked into sections like bubbly, crisp, big, and juicy, as well as by the glass ($6-10) at the intimate bar and tables. "We want to make it as easy as possible," says Kristina, a former nurse recruiter and mother of a 2 1/2 year old. There is also a beer selection and a "cellar" with pricier options. You can also take out your package goods.
She and Mark have dedicated the shop to women by focusing on wine, a cheese sampler with French bread and kalamata olives ($12), and sweets, like the chocolate-truffle platter ($6). The sleek, cozy interior is reminiscent of a European café. There is also outdoor seating with umbrellas. "We love food and we love wine," says Kristina, explaining why she and her husband opened the wine bar. "And it’s on the water." Always a plus in our book.
Hours are 11:30 a.m. to closing, which will vary from 9 p.m. to midnight depending on visitors, Tuesday through Saturday.