I love wine. It’s my favourite drink in the world and so, when I first came to Placencia a year and a half ago, I was delighted to learn that there was at least one wine bar where I could indulge in this pleasure of pleasures.
In the last six months, another two wine bars have opened up in the village and of course we had to give them all a try.
The Little Wine Bar
The Little Wine Bar serves fine wines, meats and cheeses and faces the harbor near the Placencia Pier. Located on the second floor, it provides the perfect setting to sit on their balcony and experience the sunset over the water, people watch, or watch the boats come and go.
The indoor area is beautifully decorated with comfortable chairs and cushions where you can sip on a glass of your favourite wine and enjoy a variety of charcuterie boards in cool air conditioning.
They have a great selection of wines from all over the world and the owner and staff are very knowledgeable.
As an added bonus, you can un-wined and have some fun with the many props they have hanging in various places.
Wine Ova It
Wine Ova It is a small Belizean-owned business. It is located in the heart of Placencia Village next door to Tutti Frutti’s, the gelato shop – my other favourite thing in the world.
Wine Ova It is the dream of Jesus Mas who, from a very pre-teen age started working to support his family. It is a thought that has now become a reality.
Like The Little Wine Bar, Wine Ova It has a small, intimate setting but the decor is very different. Natural wood tables and chairs and a wine barrel made into a table
with a small outdoor area where you can people watch.
They have a good selection of wines from all over the world ranging in price from very affordable to very extravagant and everything in between.
They also serve charcuterie-type platters and a lovely selection of cheeses.
We left with a very affordable semi-sweet white from Mexico and a Chianti from Italy for Michael.
The Fine Taste
This higher-end wine bar opened just a few months ago and is situated on the main road in the Elysian building diagonally across the road from Strange Brew Bar & Grill.
Their decor is very luxurious with lots of brass, marble and plush bar stools. The store is divided into two rooms, both more or less the same with the wines along the walls and the seating in the middle.
They also have a very pleasant patio area.
Their selections of wines leans more toward the French and Italian
and if wine is not your thing (perish the thought!), they also sell spirits.
They serve charcuterie-style platters, good Italian coffee and cigars.