For years, we dreamt with Maksut of opening our own wine bar where we would serve only the wines we love. I was to choose the wines and Maksut was to cook the food to pair with them. But we spoke so much and for so long about the dream that after a while it turned into a joke that nobody laughed at anymore…
However in Februay 2019, while unsurprisingly drinking together again, we made a more radical decision; we decided not to see each other anymore if we had not opened our bar within a year. And finally this threat set things off. We started to search for a place that would best describe all that we wanted to share. Our aim was to find the right place by September.
We realised that over the years our evolving tastes, where we saw ourselves in the food industry, our point of view and most importantly our respect for traditional values all led us to natural wines. Knowing that wine originated in these territories, it became our priority to bring back to light the traditional wine production methods and recreate a demand for the local grapes, most of which have almost become forgotten.
We decided to establish a “true” wine bar, both to encourage natural wine makers and to help those who produce from local grapes, the types of wines that have become our favorite over the years. And we decided to name it Foxy.
We even went so far as to encourage some producers to produce natural wines to be served at Foxy. Natural wines are actually what our ancestors called “wine” in general 100 years ago. And our aim is to relearn these traditions today. As these natural wines keep increasing in number, they will be taking their place in our bar, to help us continue learn together.
Foxy represents exactly what we want it to. It signifies a faulty smell in wine, but we like wines with their imperfections. We like imperfections because these are what bring uniqueness and authenticity. We named our place Foxy, so that we would not be following wines that all taste the same, as if they all came out of the same mold.
Even though they might not be full of oak on the nose, or their fruity aromas don’t explode on your palate, even if they are not from grapes with french names, if you would still like to taste these elegant wines that reflect on the territory they were grown on, and most probably made from local grapes, we are here waiting for you.