After Disney World reopened, many of its bars remained closed and were unable to serve alcohol to guests, due to a statewide ban of on-premise alcohol consumption at bars. This ban affected any bars that received more than 50% of their gross revenue through alcohol sales.
Recently, though, the state of Florida lifted that ban and allowed bars to reopen at 50% capacity. And we’re starting to see bars at Disney World begin to reopen, too, like the Uzima Springs Pool Bar at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and the Thirsty River Bar, and Dawa Bar at Animal Kingdom.
Although Weinkeller at the German Pavilion at EPCOT didn’t close its doors entirely, it was previously unable to sell wine and beer by the glass. We could buy bottles of German booze there, though, like our much beloved Mozart Chocolate Cream Pumpkin Spice liqueur. But last Friday, things changed!
Weinkeller can now sell glasses of wine and beer again! PROST! We decided to drop in and wait in a pretty empty socially-distanced line to get a glass for ourselves (because why not?). The Cast Member working there recommended the 2018 Clean Slate Riesling and promised that it wasn’t super sweet like some Rieslings.
And it wasn’t too sweet. It was dryer than many Rieslings we’ve tried, but not as dry as something like a Chardonnay. It was pretty delish and we found it crisp and refreshing. It’s the kind of thing you want to drink on a hot and humid day, for sure!
We even got hints of apple coming through as we sipped on it. Now we might act like we’re wine snobs, but we really aren’t sommeliers or anything like that. But we do know what we like! Here’s the full menu of wines available by the glass. Ours was $8 for 3 oz.
And here’s what the current Weinkeller booze line-up looks like:
Oddly enough, the Disney World website shows Weinkeller as still temporarily unavailable, but we can report that it’s open!
Since things are constantly changing (and we mean constantly) we’ll be sure to let you know when more Disney bars reopen.
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Have you ever had wine from Weinkeller. Let us know about it in the comments!