This is a sommelier after our soul. ‘With wine and hope anything is possible,’ Sean tells us. Go with it. He's made it his mission to bring interesting bottles of wine to our lips at affordable prices. They start at a pretty unheard of $6 a jar - everything comes in jars here, kinda novel.
It's located at the less twee end of Leslieville, though still firmly in yummy mummy district. Amidst the artisan ice-cream shops and shortbread specialist, above a pet store, this isn't where you would expect to find somewhere nailing the speakeasy entrance.
But go through the unmarked door leading up a dark stairway and find yourself in what feels like someone's front room, especially when BarChick stumbled in and there was a private baby shower in full swing (sorry girls). In fact it used to be a tiny one-bedroom apartment before it turned classy booze spot.
This is prime date-impressing material. It feels kinda secret thanks to the entrance, the decor is arty - reclaimed furniture, framed artworks, patterned wallpaper - and it's quirky. The food all comes in those same jars because there is no kitchen on the premises. So while sampling a glass from some small local wine producer, you can nibble on duck rilettes or pickled quail's egg, something we didn’t even know we wanted to do before.