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German-Based Tasting Room For Spirits & More Opens in Hillcrest

Additional stores are planned for Carlsbad and Encinitas.

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A reader turned us on to the San Diego debut of VOM FASS, a German-based retailer that just opened its first local store in The HUB Hillcrest, the recently-renovated Uptown District center, home to the new Ritual JuiceBox and a Napizza expansion.

VOM FASS, which loosely translates to "from the cask" in German, specializes in flavored oils and vinegars from small family producers that can be sampled on-site, purchased in various sized bottles and refilled at the store. Also available for tasting are wide range of spirits, from Irish whiskey to Scotch, small-batch bourbon, absinthe, brandy, liqueurs and more.

Franchise owner Colleen Cavalieri told Eater that the University Avenue store is the first of three she has planned for the area; locations in Carlsbad and Encinitas should open within the next year or so. The company's website also lists stores in Coronado, Del Mar and Mission Hills as coming soon.

Vom Fass

1050 University Ave Ste E103, San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 534-5034