Nine years ago, Bassam Al-Kahouaji entered 1635 Wisconsin Ave. with his real estate agent to inspect the recently abandoned property. The previous tenants were the last in a series of disreputable shopkeepers and they left the odd space in shambles. Bassam had intended to open an antiques store, but the space was not appropriate for that purpose. Instead he saw the space as the wine cellar that it is, and thus Bacchus Wine Cellar was born.
To celebrate, last Thursday Bassam held a small but lively party fueled by fine champagne, caviar, and surprisingly ripe strawberries.
Bacchus Wine Cellar is the finest pure wine shop in Georgetown. It carries a wide selection of top quality wines from across the globe. But don’t take GM’s word for it, stop by their weekly wine tastings Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and see for yourself. You’ll probably end up chatting with a regular, and who knows you might end the night a new regular yourself.