Crack out that corkscrew and dig out the decanter – I have a great wine bar to share with you all! In fact, I can’t believe I haven’t talked to you about this spot as it has been amongst my favourite wine bars in Brussels for a while now. Without further ado, let me introduce you to Titulus!
This place is a little gem of a wine bar where importance is placed on quality over quantity. Back in 2011 when Titulus first opened its doors, it took me a few passages to notice its existence. Discreet, not too big and with an unpretentious decor, it can be difficult to be sure what it is – wine shop or wine bar? Well, it’s both! Their specialty is natural wines, i.e. wines produced without any chemical additives, such as sulphites. While natural wines are not everyone’s cup of tea, they are special indeed and worth a try, if you haven’t given them a go yet. The selection is not huge but unique, and your wine is always served with a smile and a lot of knowledge on its story, which makes the whole experience even more enjoyable.
But it doesn’t end there, there’s food too. The founders of Titulus, Baptiste, Vivien and Philippe, are offering the perfect accompaniment to their wine: bread from the Saint-Aulaye, butter from Beillevaire, canned fish from the Conserverie de la Belle-Iloise (which I first discovered in Saint-Malo and absolutely love!), colt cuts, cheese and more. Titulus serves warm food as well which I’ve never tried since I’m typically going to Le Tournant nearby whenever I fancy a proper dinner and natural wine. Like many other restaurant in Brussels, Le Tournant get their wine from Titulus, so it’s really the best of both worlds!
Titulus organises from time to time tastings along with the winemakers, which I think would be super interesting, especially if you are into natural wines. The team of Titulus have been also producing their own wine since 2013 at Domaine des Baigneux in their native region of Tourraine. Besides wine, you can also taste and buy a small selection of beers (because we are in Belgium after all!) and sake (a big thumbs up from me on this one as I love the stuff).
A great spot to have a glass (or two!) of natural wine, meet with your friends after work or just grab a bottle of wine to enjoy at home. If you try it, I’d love to know what you think – just send me your photo on Instagram using the #seemybrussels hashtag!
|Address: Chaussée de Wavre 167A, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium|
|Telephone: +32 2 5129830|
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