New self-serve wine bar comes to Metro


GETTING TO TASTE ALL THE GREAT WINES OUT THERE.” A new way to drink wine is coming to the 400 block of the East Village! The first ever SELF-SERVE wine bar in the Metro! KCCI’s Vanessa Peng has a sneak peek of Della Viti — it’s new at 10.When you come to this East Village bar — a sample of wine doesn’t mean having to buy the bottle.Sips come in three sizes — tasting, partial glass, or full glass — At Della Viti – Italian for of the vines — 10 chilled high tech machines hold 4 bottles of wine each —The itinerary is up to you at the self- serve wine bar.But, once you get the hang of it — and a prepaid smart card — you’ll be trying wine in no time.DV fills up a historic space built in 1894 — this was once known as Norden Hall. Owner Gerald Caligiuri first opened a location in Ames. He sold that bar last August. Rich Ketcham was a frequent visitor.Now, Ketcham is helping Caligiuri out in his new venture — which they both can’t wait to share with the Metro.In Des Moines, Vanessa Peng, KCCI 8 News, Iowa’s News Leader. They plan to have their grand opening next Monday afternoon at 2 — But, that’s pending approval from the Iowa Department of inspection and appeals — so it could take longer depending on the inspector’s schedule. Hours will be Monday through Thursday, 2 until close. Friday through Sunday, noon until close.

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