Foxcroft Wine Company

Foxcroft Wine Company has been around since 2004. With 12 years under their belt, they grew into a second location in 2015.

The original location is off of Fairview Road not far from where I grew up. I remember visiting Foxcroft Shopping Center for Ben & Jerry's icecream every Sunday with my father, and on birthdays, and on whichever day I just had to have a scoop.

Their second is in a sweet corner spot off of East Blvd, drive by and you'll see the string lighting on their patio.

I don't consider myself a wine drinker, mainly because I don't know a lot about wine. That doesn't mean I can't enjoy a glass or two of a red, white or some bubbly.

I always envision myself as that woman you see in a murder-mystery TV show. She comes home after a long day at work to her uptown condo, takes off her heels, puts on some music and pours herself a glass of wine. I have done this maybe twice in my life, but not in my uptown condo. If I had an uptown condo I feel I would do this more often.

When I feel like being fancy, or when my friends invite me, I will come along and sip some wine at a wine bar. It doesn't happen often, but I always enjoy myself.

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Wine Bar & Retail Shop

A temperature-controlled preservation system allows you to try wine without committing to an entire bottle (yet). Super neat to see wine taps where you'd normally see beer taps. Guess I go to too many breweries to know that this is actually normal for winos? Did I use that word (or even spell that) right? I'm stepping outside my comfort zone here folks, just go with it.

They try to offer as many styles of wine that they can fit into their bar and retail space. In case you were curious, yes, there is a craft beer selection.

Oh and there is also bubbly on tap too! How can I get this installed in my fridge like this girl here? The most legit life-hack ever.

Small Plates

Their menu of small plates feature daily specials as well as some usual favorites you would see in a tapas style restaurant. Made from scratch every day you can be sure the quality and freshness is always present.

I was lucky enough to have the Chef's Selection Bruschetta of the day last time I visited. It was a flavorful blend of carrots, olive oil and spices. It was something I had never had before and I was intrigued. I have eaten the traditional tomato bruschetta mostly and is usually what I expect when I ordered. To my surprise, there were no tomatoes and no basil. It inspired me to think outside the box on what bruschetta is meant to be. I'm curious to see what other unique styles they come up with.

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You can also find flat breads on the menu as well as the ever so popular truffle fries. It seems almost every restaurant in Charlotte (or any big city around the world) has their own version of these two menu items. I am certainly not complaining, there is no such saying as "all truffle fries are the same". I would recommend trying theirs :)

Be ready for some House Smoked nuts, Chef's Selection Charcuterie boards, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts, Donuts & even Chocolates! Even though they are considered small plates,  you can definitely have a balanced meal here, and it will even include dessert.

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