The Wine Library, a European-inspired wine bar that opened July 2010 in Woollahra, is the latest hit from the trio Traci Trinder, James Hird and Todd Garratt—well known for Buzo, their Italian restaurant around the corner. Open seven days a week, it’s filled with industry folk but especially on Sundays, as Wine Library is one of the few wine bars open that day. They come here for good reason: awesome wine selections (from cult to eclectic to up-and-coming producers); great, well-priced food (favorites are the house-smoked salmon, meat balls, fish fingers); fun music and awesome people. Not a bad combination! It is hard to look at the wine list and not think about Terroir in NYC—it’s just as fun to read (gotta love the cheeky Jay-Z and Ron Burgundy references throughout the list). And they hold terrific events that explore the culture, food and wine of regions with unique and fun by-the-glass offerings. Recent events have been centered around Piedmont, Jura and Chablis.
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