SPON: new wine bar and bottleshop in Sydney

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Odd Culture Group, renowned for their innovative approach in the food and beverage industry, has launched its latest venture – SPON. This new wine bar and bottle shop, located on King Street, Newtown, is set to revolutionise the art of wine tasting in the area.

With the primary focus on serving an eclectic mix of wild, rare, and exciting wines, ales, and other fascinating beverages, SPON empowers guests with the freedom to curate their own by-the-glass selection. This unique concept is aimed at deconstructing the barriers often associated with discovering, tasting, and enjoying new or rare produce.

To commemorate the launch, SPON is offering $6 glasses of Pét-nat, orange, or chilled red wine for the whole of August through September. Alongside, visitors can enjoy half-price corkage and the occasional surprise of exclusive bottles from the cellar.

James Thorpe, CEO of Odd Culture Group, said, “SPON is designed to make the unfamiliar familiar, transforming what might be seen as esoteric into easily understood and enjoyed beverages. We hope to enhance the interaction and knowledge sharing with our guests.”

Offering a unique rotational open-bottle list of 12 primarily wines, large-format ales, and ciders, SPON encourages a dynamic and exploratory experience for guests. The by-the-glass price is a mere fraction of the takeaway price, making even the rarest of wines accessible to all.

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Jordan Blackman, Group Beverage Manager, expressed his excitement about the new concept: “This format allows us to open and serve some truly unique and unusual drinks that wouldn’t usually make it onto by-the-glass lists in typical bars or restaurants.”

SPON also offers a variety of seating options for guests to enjoy their beverages. Whether it’s at the bar inside, in the front window overlooking King Street, at the communal French Oak table, or out on King Street itself, SPON caters to all preferences.

In addition to their wide range of beverages, SPON will be serving snacks designed to perfectly complement their drinks. The menu includes Spanish Yellowfin Tuna with capers and potato chips, charcuterie with LP’s saucisson, nduja and terrine, a range of cheeses, beer bread, and ‘Odd Cultured’ butter.

Guests can also look forward to interacting with local and interstate winemakers, producers, and suppliers in a relaxed and casual setting, thereby enhancing their wine tasting experience.

SPON is a product of years of negotiation with Liquor & Gaming NSW to introduce a new hybrid model of cohabitating licenses in New South Wales. The successful launch of SPON marks a significant shift in the regulatory environment, paving the way for more hybrid bar and bottle shop models across the state.

In conclusion, SPON, with its innovative concept and eclectic range of wild, rare, and fascinating beverages, is all set to transform the way New South Wales engages with wine and ale.