Interior of Coco-luxe; photo by Rebecca Kinney. © tablehopper.com.
Coco-luxe in the Upper Haight will soon be a coffee bar by day and an urban tasting bar by night called ~COCO-VINE~. Starting at 5:30pm, you can taste wines at their newly expanded bar along with chocolates created especially for each wine. They will also serve small snacks such as Cowgirl Creamery cheeses and Creminelli Fine Meats. Coco-vine will open a retail wine store in the back where you can purchase books, openers, and other merchandise.
The wines are from Markris Wine Group (aka Mark Bright and Kristopher Esqueda), and will all be available by the glass ($7 to $16). You will be able to purchase set flights (five tastes for $12), or create your own from three different wines. They will also offer a chocolate and wine flight (three wines plus three chocolates). They expect to open by December 9th. Hours for now are Sun-Wed 9am-10pm, and Thu-Sat 9am-12am. 1673 Haight St. at Cole, 415-367-4012.