The Pursuit is a wine bar/restaurant opening in an up-and-coming/hip neighborhood in Washington, DC. General demographic is young urban professionals.
We've considered adding the tag line "a wine bar" to the name - this is optional and we will consider logos that both include the tag line and that don't.
"The Pursuit" is a bit of an homage to the Declaration of Independence and the owners' belief that it is important to pursue happiness in life. Subtle references via font selection etc. that evoke such connections for viewers are appreciated.
While open to pictorial marks and abstract marks, we generally don't want a logo that incorporates any explicit wine -specific references such as wine glasses, corkscrews, grapes, etc. However, feel free to persuade us otherwise if you think you have an amazing design that is dependent on such marks.