New Wine Bar And Bottle Shop Opening Soon In Albion


Wine lovers in Albion will soon have a new place to go for their usual libation or to try something new, as Wineism prepares to open with a boutique selection of over 400 brands to choose from.

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Wineism, the boutique liquor store set to occupy one of the spaces at the Albion Fine Trades starting November 2021, will feature over 400 brands of both old and new world wines — from sauvignon blanc and chardonnay varieties to burgundies and Barolos.

Photo credit: Albion Fine Trades

The bottle shop will be mostly retail, but it will have a small bar area where guests can sip their purchases whilst nibbling on charcuterie, cheese boards, and rotating small bites.

At the helm will be wine guru Ian Trinkle, who was the head sommelier at ARIA Brisbane and Howard Smith Wharves before finally deciding to set up his own bottle shop. Wineism will also hold classes for those who would like to become qualified sommeliers. 

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Wine connoisseurs will also be given a chance to join The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) for wine, spirit and sake education courses. Trinkle, as an educator for WSET, will be  taking charge of the masterclasses in the store.

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Ian Trinkle (Photo credit: Howard Smith Wharves/Facebook)

Besides Trinkle’s hand-picked selection of local and international wine brands he discovered through the years, the shop will also include his personal collection, such as Joshua Cooper Wines, one of the most prestigious wine brands in Victoria, and a small range of vermouth.

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The wines will be housed in a 200-sqm space in Albion Fine Trades, currently home to some of Brisbane’s most recognised tastemakers and creators such as Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters, Jocelyn’s Provisions, and The Cheeseboard.

Stay tuned to Albion Fine Trades’ Facebook page for more updates on Wineism’s opening.