Wine Bar in Mechelen

This congenial, unthreateningly inclusive wine bar makes oenology accessible to novices by listing its ever-changing by-the-glass menu as a short series of quality categories: Wednesday (fresh and simple), Surprise, Friends, Gourmet and Spectacular. Wine from €3.90 per glass.

You can also savour these fun discoveries on a sunny front terrace that stares up at the nearby cathedral's lofty tower, and in the leafy little rear garden. Until 10.30pm (9pm Sunday) you can order accompanying Mediterranean nibbles like empanadas, bruschettas, albondigas (meatballs in tomato) and baked camembert along with taster boards of cold cuts, cheeses and olives.