Sip Owensboro began back in 2017 as a new business for a woman who loved to drink wine and wanted a place where her and her friends could do just that.
“When you walk in here, you kind of feel like you’re leaving kentucky," said Regan Neal, general manager of Sip Owensboro. "It creates an environment of a big city feel.”
And once you get there, the process is simple:
Purchase a card, load your money on the card, stick the card in a wine machine, chose from the more than 25 different bottles of wine, and then get your wine on.
“So the concept of the machine was really important," said Neal. "That was a super cool aspect, just for the fact that you can do a taste, because most people don’t want to spend $20-$40 on a good bottle of wine, so the machines definitely help you explore that pallet.”
You can get a taste of a $100 dollar bottle of wine for just a few dollars with their wine machines.They’ve got 28 different bottles to chose from, and even more behind their bar, and many of the bottles are local wines from the Bluegrass and Hoosier states
“Most of our local wines are the sweeter ones we do," said Neal. "We have Stonebrook, that’s from Kentucky. We have Bach’s Wine, and that’s based out of Louisville, and we have the French Lick wine. We do have a few bottles.”
Sip moved to their new downtown location back in 2019, and they say they’re excited to see business pick back up after some rough months during the pandemic.