By-the-Glass Wines and Scotch in North Carolina

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Open to the Public and Located on the Hotel’s 15th Floor, Urban Sip Will Offer Charlotte’s Largest and Most Prestigious Selection of Wines by the Glass, Single Malt Scotches and Artisanal Cheeses

CHARLOTTE, NC. November 29, 2010 – Presenting more than 90 wines and 35 single malt Scotches by the glass, Urban Sip at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is scheduled to open on December 29 as the Southeast’s most comprehensive fine beverage experience.

Presenting an unmatched by-the-glass list of Cabernet wines and the city’s most noteworthy selection of California vintages by the bottle and by the glass, Urban Sip also will be the only hotel wine bar in the Carolinas to make available single glasses of Far Niente Chardonnay, Cakebread Chardonnay and Dom Perignon Champagne, all accessible in a single experience, and all presented in a contemporary setting offering spectacular urban views.  Additionally, Urban Sip will offer the highly-demanded Opus One and Quintessa by the glass, along with ten specially-designed flights of three wines each, presented in Riedel stemware. The wine bar also offers an East Coast flight, featuring wines from Virginia, North Carolina, and New York.

For guests wishing to savor fine and rare Scotch whiskeys, Urban Sip will pour single-malts from six different regions of Scotland, including Highland, Lowland, Islay, Isle of Skye, Isle of Jura and Orkney Islands. Featured labels are set to include Macallan 25 Year, Glenlivet 25 Year and Johnny Walker Blue Label Scotch, complemented by fine cognacs such as Hennessey Paradis and Remy Martin Louis XIII, and by several renowned whiskeys including Crown Royal Reserve and Blanton’s Single Barrel.


“Urban Sip has been designed to revolutionize the wine and Scotch experience for this region, and many of the wines we have selected have never been poured by the glass in Charlotte,” said David Rothwell, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. “With fine beverage tasting a growing trend, and wines-by-the-glass increasingly demanded among wine aficionados and newcomers alike, we are excited to introduce this transformative new tasting experience to guests and the public.”


Urban Sip will complement its wine and Scotch menus with a premium array of 21 cult and artisanal cheeses from seven different categories, including such blues as Ba Ba Blue, several premium French mountain cheeses, hard cheeses such as Utah’s Sea Hive, which is hand-rubbed with local wildflower honey and Redmond Real Salt, and a selection of North Carolina cheeses to include Bloomin’ Sweet Ash from Hillsborough, Carolina Moon from Chapel Hill, and Silk Hope from Siler City.

Urban Sip is scheduled to begin operations on December 29, 2010 and will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 5 to 11 p.m. Located on the 15th floor of the AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, Urban Sip offers the new lounging and tasting environment, blending wine, food and style in a contemporary but comfortable and relaxed urban setting. By-the-glass wine prices will range from $9 to $39.They will also offer complimentary valet parking.

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is located at 201 East Trade Street in the heart of the city’s most popular business, sports, dining and sightseeing district, at the intersection of College and Trade Streets in uptown Charlotte.

For more information visit or call 704.547.2244.


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