A big balloon glass of the house wine is $8. The reds include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Pinot Noir and the whites are a Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.
Basic Necessities has an extensive wine cellar of select imported and domestic wines. Feel free to browse, or ask your server for advice. Basic’s Kay Pfaltz is happy to help with your selection of the perfect wine with your meal. There is a $7 corkage fee for bottled wines served on premise.
About our Corkage Fee: We are a retail shop/ restaurant so we feel we can't (and don't want to) charge the standard 100% - 300% markup that restaurants do on alcohol. Standard retail markup is 30%. Therefore, we encourage you to treat us as a wine bar. This is a chance to try that $30 bottle (which becomes only $37 with the corkage) that would cost you $80-90 in a restaurant. This is one of the great assets of Basic Necessities, but not everyone realizes.
We also serve local and imported beers, hard cider, local kombucha, soft drinks, sparkling water, iced tea, and coffee.