Bringing on the ‘garden’ at Bar & Garden. Many folks have asked us why we named the store Bar & Garden. The answer is simple: actually, no, it isn’t. I guess if you boil it down, it’s for two reason: one, because all our products meet a minimum standard, at the end of the day you can trace them all back to a garden somewhere on this lovely, lonely planet of ours. Two, Marissa is a landscape designer by trade, and we wanted to use the store’s design and her skills to remind people of the connection between plants and drink. And now that we are building out the tasting area, we are focusing on making it a ‘garden’ outside the bottle, while the drinks you consume there will remind you of that garden you taste inside the bottle. Ahem. I warned you it wasn’t simple!