WICHITA — Auburn Spirits has remodeled its store near Maple and 135th Street to have a new tasting room. The law recently changed to allow unlimited free samples of liquor, wine and beer in liquor stores.
Auburn Spirits began remodeling for the tasting room even before the law changed.
“We kind of had a hunch,” says Brady Auch, assistant manager and marketing and event coordinator. “We took a gamble. … We knew that the laws were going to be changing eventually.”
The tasting room, which can seat up to 40, is the store’s former private party room. Customers can still use the space for private parties, but the front half of the room now has an expanded humidor and a private smoking lounge. Private lockers also are now available.
Auch says the first tasting will be a July 20 chardonnay tasting.
“We’d like to start doing them once a week.”