Vines and Canines: A Hairy New Shopping Experience

Our Stories April 23, 2012 2 Comments.

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“A new concept store, Vines and Canines, offers dog-friendly shopping to wine lovers in Louisville, Kentucky,” reports Shaken News Daily. “Stocking over 125 boutique wine labels (producing 5,000 cases or less), as well as small-batch Bourbons, Cognac, Tequila and higher-alcohol craft beers, Vines and Canines welcomes visits by ‘leashed dogs with well-behaved owners.’ The store also offers a full selection of dog products such as leashes, collars, beds, pet treats and so on, in hopes of assuring shopping satisfaction for both pet and owner alike.”


Is this a money-maker or a customer-kiss-off? As dog people, we’re all for the pet-inclusive shopping experience. But when it involves a place full of breakables we’re not willing to risk it. Unless this proprietor is banking, literally, on “you break it, you buy it,” this seems like a Golden Retriever of an idea. The only thing worse would be Felines and Vines. Meow.



2 thoughts on “Vines and Canines: A Hairy New Shopping Experience

  1. Marc De Michele

    Thanks so much for your blurb. Being a neighborhood wine store, we think it’s pretty cool to be able to pop in, taste a “single vineyard” Rioja,and grab a bottle for dinner,all while on your evening walk with your dog. The safety and experience of all our guests (both two- and four-legged)is important to us. Therefore, we took steps such as raising shelf heights and having an open floor plan while constructing our store. Again, thanks for the mention. If you are ever in Louisville stop by for a taste.
    Marc De Michele
    Founder, Vines and Canines

  2. DIA Post author

    Hey Marc, thanks for the feedback. Definitely need to make a trip and see Vines and Canines in action.


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