Salt Tasting Room

Wine Bar

in Gastown & Chinatown

Tucked along a cobbled back alley reputedly named after the area's former butchers, this atmospheric little brick-lined wine bar offers dozens of interesting tipples, mostly available by the glass. From your communal table, peruse the large blackboard of house-cured meats and regional cheeses, then go for a $16 tasting plate of three, served with piquant condiments including Brit-style piccalilli.

You can also extend the tasting approach to your libations: three-glass tasting flights of wine, mead or sherry are $15.