The Best Place to Buy Wine in Beyoglu, Istanbul

Kaan Çağlar
19 March, 2015

You should definitely check out Sensus Wine, which is located right next to the Galata Tower. They carry only Turkish wines. I guess they have more than 500 kinds in store. It's also a cheese boutique, where you can have a bottle/glass served while you enjoy different kind of cheese selection they offer. I recently bought a cab (Buyulubag - 2007) and it was probably the best I've ever had. And, it was around 35TL, which is not a lot when you consider Napa prices for the same quality. 

This place would also be a great spot for a date. Location


Another new wine bar is Solera on Yeni Carsi, just off Istiklal by Galatasaray high school. The wine prices are very reasonable (starting at 8 TL/glass), and even cheaper for takeaway. I just got a great bottle of a Cappadocia wine for 16.50 TL! The food is also surprisingly good (try the kofte plate) and it's a cozy spot.

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