Tastings, in the Conrad Hotel of Indianapolis downtown, offers a unique wine tasting experience to Indianapolis vino lovers. From Shiraz to Malbec to Cabernet to Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and more, Tastings has every shape of grape for you to sample. The expert staff at Tastings strives to create a wonderful and unique “wine experience” for guests. Bring your taste buds and plenty of questions as you embark on a quest for the best wine in Indianapolis.
The founders of Tastings are, simply put, friends, neighbors and wine enthusiasts who happened upon a remarkable wine bar in Italy. They were amazed at the progressive wine-sampling technology employed at this uniquely Italian wine bar. They had to bring it back to the United States. Thus began Tastings: A Wine Experience. After years of careful research and hard work, not to mention a lot of wine “sampling, they opened their first Tastings franchise here in Indianapolis.
Every visit to Tastings is different, because their stock of delectable wine is always changing. The selection of menu wines involves careful collaboration between both this Indianapolis restaurant and wine retail industries. Each selection meets a strict criteria of exceptional representational of it’s varietal and has distinct qualities separating it from the norm.
Expect no bias in the selection process. Tastings doesn’t care if their wines come from large, prominent vineyards or from the best kept secrets of the wine world in remote areas of wine regions. Many of the wines offered at Tastings are rated by both “Wine Spectator” and “Wine Enthusiasts.” Visitors to Tastings can also expect to find rarely heard of gems created by small producers year after year. Wines are kept in rotation for between two and three months before being replaced with a new label.
Part of the Tastings experience is directly linked to how its served. To enjoy a fabulous wine, it must be tasted at its prime. Most bottles go bad or oxidize within a few days of opening. But innovative tasting machines help preserve the condition of the wine for a much longer time. These machines give customers the chance to sample a $10 award winning bottle of wine or a $150 bottle of wine, helping you to refine your palate.
In addition to an extensive menu of wines, Tastings also offers gourmet snacks to pair with your wine sampling experience. Order artisanal cheese and charcuterie plates, flatbread pizzas, gourmet sandwiches and salads, bistro and tapas plats and delicious desserts. Each made with locally sourced ingredients, the menu items range from $5 to $25.
Head to this downtown Indianapolis bar for a unique wine tasting experience. Tastings is the perfect place to find a new adventure.
One of two bars at Tastings
Some of the amazing wines available for sampling at Tastings
The second of two bars at Tastings
Lounge space at Tastings
Tastings: A Wine Experience
at the Conrad Hotel
50 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204