Wineism – Opening Soon
After years curating award-winning wine lists at Aria Brisbane, followed by a role as head honcho of wine for Howard Smith Wharves, celebrated sommelier Ian Trinkle is finally gracing us with a venture of his own. Together with his wife Liz, Ian is currently working on a first-of-its-kind wine experience in the heart of Albion, Wineism. Situated in Albion Fine Trades, Wineism will be a glorified bottle shop – providing what Ian describes will be an “elevated shopping experience” – showcasing a hand-picked selection of local and international winemakers that Ian has grown to know and discover over his years as a sommelier. The retail offering is looking to feature more than 500 labels at time of opening (which will continue to grow), with Ian procuring everything from small artisanal producers through to big international names – Wineism will even be making its own blends with some Queensland winemakers. The store will double as the headquarters of Wineism’s wine ecommerce site, the stock of which will be housed in a custom-built temperature-and-humidity-controlled on-site wine warehouse. In addition to the retail store, Wineism will feature a small in-house bar, where you can sip your wine purchase (or a small rotating selection of wines by the glass), while snacking on bites such as cheese and charcuterie from Saison Salumi. As if this wasn’t enough, Wineism will also host a number of winemaker events and house a classroom to run internationally recognised courses from The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), which specialises in training budding sommeliers in wine, spirit and sake education. Wineism is due to open in November – we’ll have full details for you then!