I finally got to Artisan Wine Lounge on Bonanza Street a couple of weeks ago. I had been meaning to go after hearing about:
1) Its Enomatic wine pouring machine from Diablo magazine in its February "Ultra Premium, Single Barrel, Special Reserve, Extra Smooth Guide to Bars." With this machine, says Diablo, you just "pick a wine you want to try, insert your card, put your glass under the spigot, et voilà."
2) Artisan's Happy Hour deals Tuesday-Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. Glasses of beer, sangria, and red or white wine are $3-$4, and appetizers are $1-$2.
3) Artisan's support of local artists.
Speaking of this third attribute, Artisan makes an effort to display the works of local artists on its walls. I know there are other restaurants, cafes, and bars that do this, but they should be doing it more! Our community happens to be home to a fair number of artists with both talent and strong credentials.
Through June 19, Artisan will display the works of Concord painter and textile artist,