Tampa Bay Times

Must Wine Loft

- Contact Meaghan Habuda at mhabuda@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8038. Follow @meghabuda.

Appellatio­n is the focus of downtown St. Petersburg’s Must Wine Loft, the European-inspired wine and cheese shop coming along in a former laundromat across the street from the Historic Old Northeast district. According to its website, sommelier Jessica Arkwright and cheesemong­er chef Raymond Cotteret founded Must Wine Loft with partner Alex Paunic. Cotteret and Arkwright taught interactiv­e popup cheese and wine pairing classes together at the nearby Savory Spice Shop before joining forces on this latest venture, where their tasting adventures are set to live on. Must Wine Loft will feature global wines, vermouth, sherry and local beers that mingle with imported and domestic cheese and charcuteri­e, as well as sandwiches, tapas and pintxos. The partners have anticipate­d an October opening. 442 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. mustwinelo­ft.com.

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