This flavorful and fun wine adventure starts in the lobby of your hotel where you’ll meet your savvy local guide at about 4pm. Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer. This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you.
4.30pm Start your wine experience with Vinny bazar, the best city bar by Time Out Moscow. Eye up to its wooden decorated interiors of the cozy historic mansion and take a look at the shelves with wine bottles all around the hall. You’ll sample one of the best wines, either an “unformatted” example from a little known region, or some epic rarity.
Vinny bazar also boasts a wine friendly menu. You will have an included snack if you book Wine+Food tour, or else if you book just Wine Tour - choose food you like on spot. Snack on hard and semi-hard cheeses like Parmesan, Dor-blue, Gruyere and Brie with the glass of sparkling wine, satisfy your sweet tooth in pate of smoked fish with cream cheese or salmon mousse served with fresh bread or fish set with white wine or get a taste of éclair with liver pâté or meat set with red wine.
5.20pm Take a historic stroll along the Tverskoy Boulevard, the oldest of Moscow boulevards and one of the main thoroughfares in Moscow city center. Afterwards, venture to Khachapuri, an authentic restaurant with Georgian cuisine. Immerse yourself in the noisy but cozy atmosphere of Caucasus and try one of the best sorts of Georgian wine at your choice - Khvanchkara, Kindzmarauli, Saperavi or Mukuzani. Learn what makes Georgian wines still so beloved in today’s Russia (produced from special southern grape varieties in Russia, which you won’t find in Europe).
And, of course, do not miss a chance to try a famous khachapuri – a traditional Georgian cheesy cake. Taste one of the local favorites - penovani cheese puff pastry, lavash Georgian bread or choose from the great variety of khinkali with potato and cheese, mushrooms, chicken and smoked cheese, meat, lamb or with salmon. If you want your tour to start in the evening, you might be lucky and enjoy some live ehtnic music.
6pm Your tour will continue to Khleb i Vino.. Make yourself at home away from home in this stylish bar of prominent Russian writer and TV presenter Sergey Minaev. There’s no wine list here. Browse among the numerous shelves and take a pick of the wine to your taste: the trendy New World, high-quality Italy, classic France or modern Spain. Indulge in a freshly baked bread plate, or sample renowned bruschettas with different toppings: tomatoes and basil, Danish salmon Gravadlax, artichokes, marble roast beef, dried tomatoes and vitello tonato sauce or bruschetta with tuna and guacamole.Finish your wine tour at about 7pm at the famous Tverskaya Street and continue exploring Moscow on your own and make your way to the legendary Eliseevsky grocery or walk down to Red Square.