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Richard's Wine Bar Restaurant Review: Richard Matthews was holding classes in this large space adjacent to his well-stocked and well-designed wine shop. But he figured he had about exhausted his audience for that service, and turned the place into a very pleasant, dimly lit wine bar. Small plates show a good amount of quality, taste and concern for detail, given there's no real kitchen on-site. A pizzetta is just right for pairing with a glass of wine. Wines are sealed by inert gases to protect quality for 60 days, but thirsty consumers usually empty the bottles before then. Tastes, full glass pours (six ounces) and bottle purchases are all possible, and you may design your own flights. Miner Oracle and the Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon are among the big-name wines that are offered by the taste and the glass, a fairly rare sampling opportunity. Dessert is a chocolate mousse-based affair piled into a Champagne flute.