About Tannins

Tannins was started in 2000 by Lisa M. as a high end retail wine shop. After 4 years Lisa added the bar in order to better conduct wine tastings.

The History of Tannins

Tannins Logo from 2000

2000

Tannins was started in 2000 by Lisa M. as a high end retail wine shop. After 4 years Lisa added the bar in order to better conduct wine tastings.

Tannnins Logo Mark from 2010

2010

Soon, guests started to hang out at the bar. After 10 years, Lisa felt it was time to move on and she sold the place to a local couple that had restaurant and wine experience, Jane and Joe Leonardo. Jane and Joe expanded the beer selection and added a few sprits to accommodate the occasional Martini or Manhattan requests.

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2014

After 4 years, Jane and Joe decided it was important to focus on family and sold the business to Cyndi and Mike Allas.

Meet the Team

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Yvonne

Yvonne came to Tannins 8 years ago with a background in the hospitality industry, but with little wine knowledge. Today she has an incredible knowledge of the large and varied selection of wines that we offer and she is always helpful in helping you find that perfect bottle for any occasion or meal. In addition to being passionate about wine, Yvonne has a deep rooted love of music and also enjoys the creativity afforded to her by her photography.

Matt

Matt as an incredibly hard worker that loves to entertain people. His enthusiasm and energy for life is contagious.

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Gina

Gina's bio is coming soon.

Amy

Amy works full time as _________ but has worked at least part time at Tannins for over 6 years. Amy has a strong commitment to ensure your experience at Tannins is always an exceptional one.

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