Proof calls it a “pop-up wine bar.” Less trendy drinkers might call it a visit from a sales rep. Either way, starting next week, the King Street bar is offering downsized samples of wine on Tuesday afternoons – and plans to keep pouring until the vino’s gone.
Unlike most pop-ups, the wine program won’t completely take over the venue: Proof’s standard cocktail menu will still be available.
According to organizer Kevin Kelley, who represents two wine distributors, 30 wines will be served in three-ounce and five-ounce portions from 4 p.m. onward; patrons can also purchase the featured wines by the bottle.
“The selection will rotate weekly and will feature wines that have never been offered in the Charleston market by the glass,” Kelley promises. “Various Charleston wine pros and sommeliers will be on hand to make recommendations.”
For the event’s debut on Oct. 15, Kelley’s showcasing wines from the Italian Piedmont and southwest France.
Proof is located at 437 King Street. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.