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behind the counter | 2012 89 Tony Forest T ony Forest doesn’t make wine – but he does and across the price spectrum, too – so there’s make wine easy. something here for everyone. This spirited vintner takes the mystery out Tony says he fell in love with wine because it’s of choosing THE best bottle for any and such a fun beverage – a pleasure meant to be all occasions. Well aware that shopping for wine shared amidst family and friends. After 30 years intimidates many a potential wine lover, Tony and in the business, though, he’s hard pressed to name his staff at Carriage House Wines are committed a favorite because the choice changes according 196 W. Main Street to simplifying the process by answering questions, to what and where he’s eating: a quiet, romantic Spartanburg offering suggestions, even providing wine tastings dinner warrants one wine, for example, while 864.582.0123 and educational outreach in a relaxed, friendly a pastoral picnic calls for an entirely different www.carriagehousewines.com atmosphere. vintage. Monday-Friday 11am-7pm Located in an early 1900s building, Carriage House And that, Tony says, is the true beauty of wine Saturday 11am-4pm Wines adds ambiance to service and selection. – there’s a perfect bottle for every event, and he Wine Shop and Wine Bar The shop stocks wines from across the world – makes it easy for you to find it. Photograph by: Carri Bass