Business Profile

Lisa Katic and Wine Gallery 108

By Lani Gering Lisa Katic and Wine Gallery 108 We had the pleasure of meeting the “Chief Wine Taster” from Wine Gallery 108 located here in Old Town Alexandria at a wine tasting event at Society Fair last month. We were on the hunt for some subject material for the January Business Profile and she just fell right into place.   Wine Gallery 108 is a rebranding of the former Altura Wine and Gourmet that was in this space and the subject matter of a previous profile in the OTC. Katic purchased the business in mid-2018 after deciding to “follow her dream”. She has definitely put her mark on the shop. She is not only the Chief Wine Taster, she’s an accomplished artist as well. This shop has a very distinct personality and is a lot bigger inside than one would think. “I take wine seriously but I don’t take myself too seriously,” Lisa says with a grin. You get a feel for what is inside by what is in the front window. Pay close attention to the sign in the display in the exterior photo that is accompanying this column. Wine Gallery 108 is a boutique market in Old Town Alexandria offering fine wines, craft beer, artisanal foods, local art and handcrafted gifts. The items that she has chosen to accompany and compliment the wine she sells are very unique. It is worth the stop even if you aren’t on the hunt for vino. The art that was on display when I did the interview included many of Katic’s originals as well as the work of other local artists. The whole theme blends together seamlessly. This is a very interactive place with Friday night Happy Hour from 5-7 pm and Saturday Tastings from 2-5 pm. They also host seasonal…

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