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WHIRED = White + Red
A unique wine bar experience in downtown Sacramento.
A great place for wine newbies and wine-geeks and anyone in between! WHIRED has two locations on L Street, the wine bar located at 410 L Street across from the Golden 1 arena and the Wine Window located at 1121 L Street, across from the California State Capitol in the Senator Building.
With an Italian theme and beautiful portico as a backdrop, WHIRED fits perfectly into the midtown Sacramento scene. Easy to walk to and a great place to relax outside, the wine window was designed to appeal to anyone in search of great ambience, tasty small plates and fabulous wine. In addition to its extensive wine-by-the-glass and bottle offerings, WHIRED also serves beer and sangria.
“Sacramento is a miniature California—a diverse culture and a little bit of everything,” owner John Marco says.
He hopes his business will reflect that, offering an eclectic and casual place for guests to relax during lunch, happy hour and before or after local events.
WHIRED Wine Window
A homage to the Buchette del Vino Italy, a unique and historical way of enjoying a glass of wine passed to you through a window on the portico, surrounded by the beautiful Renaissance architecture of The Senator Hotel building in Sacramento.
The Buchette del Vino all started as a way for wine merchants to continue serving wine during the Bubonic plague in Florence, Italy. These Buchette del Vino, or wine windows, were the best way to safely enjoy wine during a precarious time. These small wine windows, sometimes just a hole in the side of a building, were a way to ensure drinks were delivered in a socially distanced way. With the onset of COVID-19 and a need for the safe sale of wine, these windows became en vogue again in Florence, and store and restaurants owners began passing wine back through these historic structures.