When we visited Viniferous: World Wines and Craft Beers, at 227 N. Market Street, it had only been open for 11 weeks. Even so, owner Bob Kannor had a very nice selection. The shop is beautifully set up, with lighted shelves to showcase the wines and artwork on the exposed brick walls. A very nice addition to downtown Frederick.
After traveling at home and abroad, relocating to Frederick with Bechtel, and retiring in our beloved city, Bob decided he couldn’t get good wine affordably, so he opened his own shop. Downtown folks are happy to see him.
Bob Kannor is passionate about good wine, and stocks his shelves with what he loves. Yes, he has tried every bottle in the store. Impressive!
I was pleased to find he’s also a foodie, and is full of ideas to help you choose a wine to compliment your menu. I was happy to take advantage of his knowledge in that department. My husband grills a fantastic steak, and Bob’s suggestion of a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon was the perfect accompaniment. Thanks Bob!
I also appreciate the fact that Bob is NOT a wine snob. He speaks perfectly good English like the rest of us, so you don’t have to be worried about being intimidated by fancy terms like, Tannins, and Malolactic fermentation. (Yes, I had to look these terms up, and I found that knowing what Tannins are still didn’t make my wine taste better or worse 🙂
If you’re downtown, be sure to check out a great wine store and a passionate wine lover. Don’t be shy about getting his suggestions, either.
My next trip in will be to check out the Craft Beers! Become a fan of Viniferous: World Wines and Craft Beers on Facebook. Phone: 301-378-0772