The Bank of Wine & Spirits at Wingtip Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
17 December, 2015
San Francisco’s most stylish liquor & vinous purveyor marks one-year partnership with Wingtip, the sophisticated Financial District haberdashery and club
The Bank of Wine & Spirits at Wingtip, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, celebrates its one-year anniversary this month. As the one-stop shop for the modern imbiber, ‘The Bank’ as it’s known, has become the Bay Area’s grown-up, luxury candy store for imbibing adults.
The Bank opened to the public in December of 2014. Housed within the opulent former Bank of Italy building (circa 1908) at the intersection of Montgomery and Clay streets in the shadow of the iconic Transamerica Building, the national historic landmark is a fitting space for beverage maven and General Manager Kyle Nadeau’s studied selection of spirits, wine, and Champagne. The Carrara marble floors, gold leaf ceiling and glass-paneled hardwood cabinets are set aglow with bottles – everything from Kistler’s single vineyard Chardonnays to the rare Kilchoman Single Malt Scotch.
With whisk(e)y as the focal point, Nadeau and his team have in stock the deepest selection of Scotch, small batch Bourbon, Rye, and Japanese whiskies in San Francisco (450+ labels), along with other hundreds of other libations – barrel-aged gins, Cognac, mescal, calvados, Champagne, and, of course, wine – all that is ripe for discovery yet utterly essential for the more serious connoisseur of good hooch. Knowing the city’s reputation as cocktail central, that says something.
The Bank’s extensive roster of 350+ wines has earned recognition among the members of Wingtip’s private club, for supplying what has been justifiably called “the best by-the-glass wine list in all of San Francisco”. The famed Wingtip club, a members and guests elegant retreat, is located on the 10th and 11th floors above the public retail operation on the ground floor, has become known for its impressive Coravin™ wine program. Though the list changes daily depending on what The Bank team has in stock, the most recent Holiday Cellar Collection list had 37 by-the-glass options, including such rarities as a 1990 Cos d’Estournel St. Estephe Bordeaux, a 1998 Quintarelli Amarone, a 1995 Lopez de Heredia Viña Bosconia Rioja, and a 2005 Chateau Yquem Sauternes. All wines are available by the glass, or by 2oz tastes for those who wish to sample the extensive menu.
Appropriately coinciding with the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra (the original gentleman boozer – the famous crooner was literally buried with a bottle of Jack Daniels), The Bank will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a series of impromptu in-store tastings in addition to partnering with Wingtip for its themed Sinatra Century Party on December 12th.
About The Bank of Wine & Spirits at Wingtip
Housed within Wingtip, The Bank of Wine & Spirits opened in late 2014 and features over 1,000 highly curated wines and spirits. Whisk(e)y guru Kyle Nadeau oversees management and the sourcing of some of the world’s most sought after small-batch, craft bottlings, making ‘The Bank’ arguably the most authoritative addition to San Francisco’s exploding wine and spirits scene. ‘The Bank’ is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information visit www.wingtip.com.
The Bank of Wine and Spirits is the latest addition to Wingtip, the ultimate 21st century men’s finery store. Here, the polished haberdashery foregoes the harried men’s shopping offerings for a more intimate, tailored experience.
Open to the public, Wingtip is a "one-stop shop" for the modern gentleman and those who love them. Housed in 22,000 square feet in San Francisco's Financial District, the store features professional & casual clothing, a custom tailoring department, cufflinks, pens, leather goods, barware, a fly-fishing shop, a cigar shop, a barbershop, and shoe shine stand. And that's just the store. The members only club upstairs on the 10th floor has a parlor room, bar & lounge, golf simulator, wine cave, meeting rooms and dining options. Wingtip is located at 550 Montgomery Street in San Francisco.