Wine battle brewing at liquor store
An application for a wine bar at Bottles and Barrels liquor store in Geelong West has attracted more than 30 objections. Owner Matt Baird said yesterday that all he had in mind was a small boutique bar, but the licence he required comes with the term “tavern”. “The small boutique bar I have (in mind) is certainly not geared or planned to be used to in anyway resemble a pub, booze barn or late night venue,” he said. Mr Baird said the bar would close at 10pm during the week and on Saturdays, and would close at 7pm on Sundays. He said his vision was to be able to offer greater wine appreciation to customers, reports the Geelong Advertiser.