Some of that is a result of the store’s free wine and beer tastings, which are typically a weekly event. The store (7029 Wisconsin Ave.) is offering a free taste of wines from four different countries today from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“I’m an avid beer geek,” Birks said. “So the main thing I would say is the customer service aspect of it, meaning that when somebody comes in here I can give my customers honest feedback.
Carlos Ramirez and Francis Namin, the duo behind the similarly named Food, Wine and Co. (7272 Wisconsin Ave.), opened the beer and wine variation of the restaurant in August 2011.
Craft brewers and winemakers come in to let customers sample new products, usually on Thursday and Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons.
Tonight’s wine selection includes Argyros Assyriko from Greece, Fred Loimer “Lois” Gruner Veltliner from Austria, Falesco Assisi Rosso from Italy and Bodegas Renacer “Enamore” from Argentina.
The featured wines will be sold for 10 percent off during the tasting.