Go for a walk downtown or any major neighborhood around Pittsburgh, one word you will see time and time again: BAR.

Whether it’s a dive bar, sports bar or hotel bar, there are plenty of options for those wishing for a beer-clad location.  But, when it comes to a low-key wine bar in the heart of the cities trendiest neighborhoods, you can bet people will flock.

SPiLL the Wine Bar
Courtesy of SPiLL the Wine Bar

SPiLL the Wine Bar, which is located in the heart of Bloomfield, offers a unique wine-tasting experience, offering both a retail and tasting experience all under one roof.

Owners Jim and Robin Sattler wanted to create a “safe-space” for wine tasting not only to educate their customers, but also learn and thing or two for themselves.  

On selection, SPiLL offers wines from both Australia and Italy, with selections from wineries such as Collefrisio, Danimi, and Casali Maniago.  And we can’t forget – SPiLL offers 42 different varietals of wine sold by the glass, bottle or case.

Wine tasting can be daunting. Glass after glass (although, it sounds more fun than we might think), you might become overwhelmed.  Yet, this is a way to be more refined when tasting different wines, varied by colors, and even regions.

To add to the wonderful atmosphere, photographs surround guests of old-Bloomfield, giving a sense of history and pride surrounding this Pittsburgh neighborhood.

The Sattler’s want this environment to be warm and cozy, allowing guests to sample a few styles of wine, then moving to glasses if they truly enjoy a selection (ranging from $6-$10 a glass).   And if you happen to expect food, just expect some small bites. Yet, guests are welcome to bring their own food for a more restaurant styled experience.

So why not for one night leave your IPA’s and Blue Moon’s at home, and educate yourself on a glass of wine you might never have noticed before – that is, until SPiLL.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Aaron Valentic

Aaron is a recent transplant back to Pittsburgh, PA after living in New York for five years. From all things relating to art, culture, fashion along with the Pittsburgh social scene, he surely knows the heartbeat of his hometown.

2 Comments
  1. Spill the Wine Bar has been one of the best tasting bars within the heart of Bloomfield all since the owners Jim and Robin Sattler are such good host and hostess over there which I think is a very cool
    job for the both of them since they work hard as a team and they
    will always continue to which I think they would for the years to
    come and that they all have three nice young staff members who
    all put their hearts and soul to interact with the costumers all by pouring glasses of either Dry White or Red Italian wine the same
    goes with water and placing one bowl of Pistachios and another
    To put the shells in on top of each table and their names are Sam Whitney, Rio and Madison they are both really great hard working young staff members and they’ve got good personalities, very professional communication and great listeners while they are
    In very deep conversations with the costumers and visitors too.
    Love the Spill the Wine Bar mascot Elizabeth Grace Sattler.

  2. Both Jim and Robin are great entrepreneurs since they’ve made “Spill the Wine Bar” a huge successful success out in Bloomfield and that’s what I think is the greatest thing that they did in their wildest dreams all since Jim had thought of the popular song “Spill the Wine” which had made since by naming his now successful dream Wine Bar of
    the same name of the popular song from the 70’s it’s by far the
    best titled Wine Bar/Store ever since Jim with his wife and new
    dream Wine Bar hostess Robin always wanted to open their own Successful job to one day work inside of their first ever Wine Bar
    In Bloomfield I am so very proud of both my Aunt Robin and Uncle
    Jim Sattler and that’s how much I look up and love both of them
    Which to me the Spill the Wine Bar/Store mascot Liz Sattler is
    So very happy that her Aunt and Uncle made the place so fun.

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