Spirit Wine (3500 Magazine St., 504-304-8977; www.spirit-wine.com) replaced Philippe's Wine Cellar after the shop's former manager Darrell Greiwe and his wife Emily bought the business.
Spirit sells wine, spirits, beer and plans to hold weekly tastings, classes, wine dinners and special events. It also is a food market in partnership with Gator and Crane (www.gatorandcrane.com), a buying club offering fresh produce, prepared foods, home goods and personal care items. The Greiwes also offer party, wedding and catering services.
Greiwe previously served as manager of Bin 428 on Magazine Street. Martin Wine Cellar operated a store at 3500 Magazine St. following Hurricane Katrina, before reopening its flagship store at 3827 Baronne St.
Philippe's owner, Philippe Simon, continues to operate the original Philippe's Wine Cellar in Lafayette.