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After spending years developing their knowledge of wines from around the world, husband and wife duo Stanley and Arlene Maminta Browne, owners of both Robust Wine Bar locations, know that wine tastings can be intimidating. However, they believe the best way to experience wines both new and old is in the atmosphere you desire, whether it’s casual and educational or sophisticated and upscale.


Stanley, who passionately leads the way when it comes to Robust’s wine tasting programming, says what’s most important for him is to make wine approachable and fun. At each event, be it a bachelorette party, a corporate dinner or an evening donated for a not-for-profit fundraiser, one of the six on-staff sommeliers will take each guest through a complete explanation of the wine, from the visuals, to the aromas, to the alcohol content.

Whether guests are cozying up to the bar to try a wine from a featured winery, or taking a New World (California) vs. Old World (France) class on Chardonnay, Stanley says the ultimate goal is to elevate each individual’s experience and knowledge of wine. He says, “Everyone is at a different level. Some may be new to wine, and some may be very experienced, but we can always help people get to that next level. There’s always more to learn.”

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Robust Wine Bar
227 West Lockwood Ave.,
Webster Groves, MO 63119
635 Washington Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63102
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