The new 3Tails Wine and Cheese, opening today after 11 months of preparation, is a hub for specialty wine, cheeses, fresh-baked baguettes and other charcuterie necessities.
Owner Scott Higgins, who is opening his wine and cheese shop inside Square 46, the mixed-use development that houses White Star Market, says the aim is to fill a hole in Baton Rouge’s food scene.
“I feel like most shops carry a lot of the same stuff,” Higgins says. “I like having the ability to share a different product with a different story. At least 50% of the artisan wines I carry, you probably haven’t seen on the shelves.”
A New Orleans native, Higgins is also the managing partner of White Star Market’s cocktail bar, Mouton, and recently opened its newest food stand, The Rutledge.
Inside 3Tails, every shelf is packed with white, red and pink wines. Gifts for foodies and charcuterie essentials like wine books, Italian pasta and Freeman Handcrafted cheese boards fill the tables. At the register, customers can purchase cut-to-order meats and cheeses, and baguettes from popular New Orleans bakery Bellegarde. For quick bites like olive medleys and small orders of cheese, visitors can shop the grab-and-go fridge.