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Words by Simon Difford on 07-Feb-2014
37 Nes, (nr Dam Sq), Amsterdam, 1012 KC, Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 422 3318
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sat 3:30pm-midnight
Door: Open door
Style: Wine bar
Recommended for: Wine
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar snacks
We stumbled upon this little place close to Dam Square by accident. I say stumbled, although we were riding past on pushbikes as is normal when bar crawling in Amsterdam. Behind its narrow frontage lies a long, slender room outfitted in eighties retro brown and black, complete with velvet and bronzed mirrors.
As the name would suggest, the bar specialises in champagne and wine - fifty by the glass and over 500 by the bottle. High-tech nitrogen wine savers (Enomatic System) ensure opened bottles stay fresh and tasting flights are enthusiastically served with an explanation on each of the wines poured, followed by the punch line "have a good flight".
Bubbles & Wines is owned by a self-confessed oenophile and Robert is literally fulfilling his dream of making a living from his passion for wine. Tapas-style gourmet bites are served and while I recommend you follow Robert's wine matching suggestions, be sure to eat Bee Stings (slices of Parmigiano-Reggiano drizzled with truffle infused honey).