Introducing Joséphine Wine Bar

Betsey Geier

On Tuesday, August 14, Joséphine Wine Bar opened its doors to the public. This quaint wine bar sits just a few blocks from King St. on the corner of Spring St. and Coming St.

Owner Jill Cohen envisions a place where people can come and get a good glass of wine any day of the week. The wine list, designed by Wine Director and Advanced Sommelier Ashley Broshious, features a rotating selection of more than 20 wines by the glass and 120 bottle offerings. The list is designed for people to pop in after work to grab a quick drink with friends or to linger over a bottle and celebrate a special occasion.

If you’re hungry, Joséphine offers a selection of small plates to be shared. Chef Shaun Connolly brings together modern cuisine sourced from local ingredients and inspired by global flavors.

Perfect for a girls night, birthdays, anniversaries

Vibe: modern and cozy

Favorite dish: Italian Honey Figs with Clemson blue cheese, sherry caramel, Marcona almonds

Favorite wine: Averaen, pinot noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon (2016)

Favorite factoid: The name “Joséphine” is inspired by Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife, who is said to have possessed the best wine collection of her time.