Drinking wine is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and two feet taller than they actually are. Bask in the power of belief with today’s Groupon to Crush Winehouse in Annapolis. Choose between two options:
- $25 for a wine tasting with duo cheese plate (a $9 value), valid Sunday–Thursday (a $59 total value).
- $25 for a wine tasting valid Friday or Saturday.
Crush Winehouse's owners scour the globe, selecting and tasting handcrafted, artisanal wines to serve in their European-style wine bar. Molded in likeness of wine bars nestled across the Italian countryside and legally required in every Italian library, Crush Winehouse boasts an assortment of more than 70 wines from around the world, with more than half of those varietals hailing from Italy. Knowledgeable wait staff aid with wine pairings and selection, and glasses are filled from an Enomatic Wine Dispensing System, a machine that pours wine by the ounce, half glass, and full glass, with the precision of NASA's proprietary wine dispensing system, which famously keep things on the ISS running smoothly. Wine availability rotates, with guests able sip on options that include a 1-ounce sample of Californian Seghesio Zinfandel ($3) or revel in a full glass of Casanova Di Neri's Rosso di Montalcino ($14), straight from Tuscany. Guests who opt for the Sunday–Thursday deal can pair their wine with an offering of bread and honey side-kicked with a selection of two cheeses from a list of rotating daily fromage specials. While not included in this Groupon, Crush Winehouse also sports a full menu.
The wine bar's lounge lets guests sip libations at intimate tables or from the comfort of plush couches, armchairs, and traditional European beanbag chairs. Nestled behind a brick façade, the lounge cultivates a welcoming aura with warm hues and muted light raining from down from chandeliers and flickering candles.
Crush Kitchen & Winehouse and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro
In addition to its elegant, warmly decorated lounge and hand-selected stock of wine, Crush Kitchen doubles as an intimate gathering place—a place that lets groups connect over small plates and test pairing tips doled out by knowledgeable servers. The wine list features premium, uncommon wines crafted by small producers from around the world, and wine-tasting events give patrons a chance to learn about pinot noir or American varietals from wine experts. Crush also makes all of its breads, dressings, desserts, and soups in-house everyday, and daily specials encourage patrons to try out new dishes.
Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, carries on the family tradition of pouring fine wines in welcoming surroundings. A carefully curated selection of bottles—with an emphasis placed on wines—pairs with brunch, lunch, and dinner menus of New American cuisine. The wait staff offers insight so guests can perfectly match their meals of pan-seared duck breast with a red wine cherry sauce, grass-fed burgers, or seasonal risotto, and wine experts provide in-depth information in curated tasting events.
European wine bars were the muse, the outstanding Crush was the outcome. The ambiance of the lounge is warm, intimate, and welcoming.Ami Reist, Annapolis.com, 1/17/11
The wine is well selected, I haven't had anything I didn't like here. They have an Enomatic machine, which I hadn't encountered before.Carrie B., Yelp, 9/5/11
114 West St.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401