By Julie Huss
---- — DERRY — Broadway is now home to a new wine and beer business, offering intimate space for food, conversation, and meetings with friends and family.
Cask and Vine at 1 1/2 East Broadway opened last week. It offers 400 types of beer and more than 170 wines for customers to enjoy.
In addition to a long list of drinks, people can also enjoy a menu of salads, appetizers and smaller portions.
Owners are Andy Day and Alana Wentworth, who have operated The Drinkery in the lower level of the Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry since 2011.
Day said Cask and Vine will be a perfect fit for downtown Derry.
“It will be a memorable place to go,” he said. “We liked the (Broadway) business scene and how there are businesses up and down the street. It will be a hopping place to go.”
The interior of Cask and Vine shows off some of the owners’ interests, including cork artwork on the walls, tables made from large barrels with glass tops, and a shiny new bar as a focal point.
Day said he and Wentworth are very passionate about learning as much about wine and beer as they can to help their new business prosper.
“We don’t watch television,” he said. “We sit and try wine and talk to each other.”
That’s the premise for Cask and Vine as well, he said, offering a spot for people to gather after work or for a special occasion, and enjoy a glass of wine or beer and some good food.
Day is proud of the menu, which offers light fare to accompany the wine and beer menu like sandwiches, salads, fruit plates and cheeses.
“We’re not trying to put a 10-pound plate of food in front of people,” he said.
And patrons may be pleased to find a place where there is no loud music to contend with.
“There are no other places around here where you can go out and do that,” Day said. “It’s a place where you can chill out and have a conversation with someone.”
The Drinkery continues to be successful in Londonderry, he said.
“It’s been great,” Day said.
He said being able to tie in with the success of the Tupelo Music Hall and its schedule of performances adds to the uniqueness of the business.
Cask and Vine hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 1 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and closed Monday and Tuesday.
Call for information at 965-3454 or visit Cask and Vine on Facebook or at caskandvine.com.