Wine 121 is Omaha's premier wine shop & tasting bar!
We feature wine friendly appetizers that complement a great wine selection in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Offering hundreds of wines by the bottle, and 22 by the glass, Wine 121 specializes in cult wines from Washington, Oregon and California. We also offer wines from across the seas to satisfy discriminating palates.
Unsure which wines suit your palate? Come in and let us hand pick the perfect wine for you or join our Wine 121 Club and receive a selection of small production wines guaranteed to satisfy! Wine 121's founding principal is "if it's not great wine, we don't sell it!"
Visit us today to find your perfect bottle of wine!
Owner & chef, Barry Schmeichel, originally trained at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore., and has spent many years in the Omaha area's catering, restaurant, and wine and spirits industry. He is an enthusiastic collector of great wines from all over the world. He knows that there are many terrific wines--so many that it can be difficult for a wine lover to zero in on that special bottle, the one that speaks to them as a real experience.
Barry has tasted thousands of wines: To stock the shelves at Wine 121, he hand picks only wines he would drink. With his experience and the trusted advice of some of Omaha's best palates, he roots out great new wines and great values on old friends to offer to you. Know what you like? He will get it for you. Looking for something new or rare? He will work to stay ahead of the curve to find the wines you want.
Each of us has his or her own idea of what tastes great. Over time, that can change and evolve. Barry is here to help you explore the continuum of wine enjoyment: Sweet to dry, red or white or rose, still and sparkling. Pairing wine with food, how wine develops and changes in the glass, collecting, storing and serving wine. He'll listen and share what he knows to point you in the right direction