Archive 909


Joel and Josh Corea, the team behind Ortolan and Pizzeria Libretto, took a Dundas West vintage store and turning it into Archive 909 wine bar, a home for vintages of a different kind. Wine geeks make up the staff, which is good because they happily guide you through the Ontrario bottles on offer, hailing from Beamsville, Jordan and Prince Edward County. In the stark space, all exposed brick and lightly stained wood, the wine stands out all the more. A simple menu of cicchetti (Italian tapas, essentially) further keep the focus on the wine, serving more as a means of filling up to help you drink more than a reason to stop in for a meal.