Just over a year ago, we took another wine exploration trip- but this time we bundled up and headed to Germany and Switzerland....in November. Honestly, its hard to believe the four of us used to survive Chicago winters, but here we were back in the true winter spirit, but this time with plenty of great wine to keep us all warm.
Whether it was popping into a wine bar to warm up over a bottle of Riesling shining with minerality, or grabbing a steaming cup of the ever-so-popular glühwein on the corner of a small cobblestone square, we made the best of our re-introduction to winter.
Below you'll find the Wine Mouth starter-pack to natural wine spots (but we can't wait to find more!) in Munich and Zurich!
Grapes Weinbar - great wine bar, perfect space to warm up over a bottle and flatbread - @grapesmunich
NineoFive Pizza - great pizza and killer wine list to pair with your personal pizzas! -@nineofive_munich
Origine Kiosque - fantastic wine shop with provisions and snacks -@origine.kiosque
Walter and Benjamin - wonderful selection of wines - lots of offerings from Germany and Austria and a solid natural selection - @walterundbenjamin_wine
The Bottle Shop - small but mighty bottle shop that has tastings regularly - @thebottleshop_
169 West - Coffee shop by day, wine bar by night. Have natural wines by the glass and bottle as great snacks to match! - @169_west
Metzg - A butcher-cum-restaurant with a strong by-the-bottle selection to have with dinner or take home with your cuts for home-cooking. - @metzg_zuerich
Spitz Restaurant- Right by the main station, this high-end spot has a great lunch menu, solid winelist, and a hefty spirits selection as well. We recommend lunch at the bar. - @restaurantspitz