Pavement Whispers: Press'd Wine Co., a gin and wine bar serving charcuterie and luxe toasties, is opening soon in Milton

Pavement Whispers: Press’d Wine Co., a gin and wine bar serving charcuterie and luxe toasties, is opening soon in Milton

A prime position on Park Road will soon be home to a brand-new tipple spot dispensing effervescent gin-laced cocktails and globe-trotting selection of vino. In addition to drink, Press’d Wine Co. will also be serving ultra-luxe toasties and customisable charcuterie boards. Best of all, it’s opening very soon – here’s what we know …

With its abundance of froth makers (both big and small) and suds-soaked bars, Milton has long been regarded as a bastion of beery endeavour. While it’s not likely to lose this reputation any time soon, a few new players could tip the scales between beer and wine closer to equilibrium.

In the next week or so, Press’d Wine Co. will open on Park Road in the space previously home to Peruvian-influenced craft-beer bar, Mongrel. Operated by a seasoned hospitality veteran, Press’d will look to give Milton locals a new haunt to while away a sun-dappled afternoon with a glass in hand and a stacked charcuterie board at your elbow.

The Press’d team is currently in the final stages of a refit of the space, with Mongrel’s grungy aesthetic swapped for one that is light and airy. The style, a crisp Hamptons-meets-Mediterranean look, will see the space’s VJ walls and polished concrete floors accented with timber furnishings, plenty of greenery and artwork. What’s more, a brand-new turntable – wired to the venue’s speakers – will play an eclectic mix of vinyl records, with everything from Creedence and Bowie to contemporary artists expected to get a spin.

At Press’d, wine and gin will be a primary focus of the bar. Once open, guests will be able to select from between 15-20 gins, with a range of spritz-like cocktails using specific tonic and garnish pairings to match botanicals of each spirit. Press’d will also offer a 50-bin wine list showcasing drops sourced from their traditional growing regions. The selection will be broad, showcasing heralded varieties (pinot grigio and malbec) as well as once-popular styles now re-emerging into the limelight (lambrusco). Press’d isn’t forsaking beer – a tight range of tinnies will be available for hop heads to enjoy.

On the food front, Press’d will boast a fully stocked cheese and meat fridge, which (alongside a range of gourmet provisions sourced from Fino Foods) will be used to design a range of charcuterie boards, though guests will also be able to customise their own. The Press’d kitchen will also draw upon this larder to create a rotating menu of gourmet toasties, with options including a smoked wagyu brisket Reuben, Thai-inspired tuna melts, an option stuffed with truffle mushrooms and a lobster bisque toastie. Each sandwich will come with its own dipping sauce, for an extra flavour punch.

Press’d Wine Co. is expected to open in the coming weeks – stay tuned for a close-up look inside soon.

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