DALLAS — Forget drunk in love, it’s time to get your drunk shopping on! Well, maybe not quite drunk. But you can get your drink on.
“A lot of people that come here pick up a basket and start shopping around. In the meantime, they are holding a beer or they hold a glass of wine,” explained CiboDivino owner Daniele Puleo. “So, they can pretty much drink something while they are shopping.”
Yep, you read that right. A few stores in Dallas are flipping the script on your grocery shopping experience by letting you sip while you shop, because we all know what a drag that can be!
CiboDivino, along with Whole Foods across Dallas, Central Market and Jimmy’s Food Store, all offer the option to pop bottles as you cruise the aisles.
“I stop in, I have a glass of wine, I pick up some pasta and sauce to take home and make dinner. It’s very European feeling. I love it,” shopper Bill Breedlove told NewsFix while holding a nice glass of wine.
The reason behind this new age way to get your shop on is simple — store owners want you to think of grocery shopping as an experience, instead of an annoying chore.
“I think the concept of relaxation and the concept of wine goes together,” Puleo said.
Now, let’s not get carried away. In no way are they promoting getting wasted.
“If you shop long enough, perhaps it went from wine shopping to drunk shopping. But right now, it’s just wine shopping,” Breedlove said with a laugh.
So, maybe it’s time to replace happy hour with grocery hour. Bottoms up!!