1. Vino Bellissimo, Lima
Location: 743 B Shawnee Road, Lima
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Moving to a new location has allowed Vino Bellissimo to expand their wine selection. With bottles originating from all corners of the globe, including Turkey, Chile and New Zealand, there is sure to be something for every palate. The staff pride themselves on educating their customers and finding the best wine that best suits each customer. With a wide range of prices, starting at just $4, there is something for everyone.
2. Wine Sellers, Lima
Location: 3333 W. Elm St., Lima
Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Locally owned and operated, Wine Sellers has a full array of wines and alcohol. They pride themselves on their staff being able to find the perfect wine for any occasion. If they don’t have it and the staff can locate it, they will procure it for the customer. One of the most popular wines is the Cupcake moscato d’aste which is a sweet wine with a bit of bubble like a champagne. To try out some of their latest wines, stop by from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays for their weekly wine tasting.
3. The Met, Lima
Location: 306 N. Main St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Highlights: Located downtown, The Met calls itself a wine bar and offers not just wine but also beer and other spirits. Not sure what to order? No problem! The servers are very knowledgeable and can help you select just the right one. If you would like to try out a few different wines, they offer a flight of wine which is three 2-ounce servings of wines that change each month. You can also order a custom flight and try three wines of a specific type, such as three dry white wines. To learn more, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. there is a wine tasting which offers four different wines for $10 and is more informational.
Honorable Mentions: Meijer, Lima; Chief, Lima; Mara’s Gourmet, Lima