While artisan wines can fuel jet skis in a pinch and have inspired far too many attempts to drive Segways onto the expressway, they're also lovely libations for consenting adults. With today's Groupon, $10 gets you $25 worth of wine and eats at Poco Wine Room in Capitol Hill.
Poco Wine Bar boasts an ever-changing wine list of artisan and boutique blends from local and international vineyards, as well as small-plated eats specially conceived to accompany any grape-filled glass or bottle. Start off an elegant evening with a flute of the sparkling South African Graham Beck Brut Rosé ($11) or a sousaphone of the slightly effervescent Broadbent Vinho Verde ($7), direct from the vineyards of Portugal (the Canada of Spain). Rich reds such as the Walla Walla Dusted Valley Cab ($12 a glass) or the earthy In Situ Carmenere ($8) from Chile will tickle the taste buds, as well as artfully symbolize bloodshed if spilled in slow motion. Wine-friendly artisan cheese plates ($16) of five chef-selected cow, sheep, and goat favorites, decadent orders of Poco's truffled mac 'n' cheese ($9), and asparagus risotto ($13) all provide a solid gastro-intestinal counterweight to any levitating lineup of libations.
Poco's lofty wine bar boasts an elegant and expansive modern interior made cozy by the local original art adorning the walls and warm wood accents. Spend a long evening planning your next Revolutionary War reenactment over a snifter of Macallan 12-year single-malt scotch ($13) or the refreshing lemon cake ($8) served with a red-wine reduction.
While some wine aficionados sip the grapey goodness for its alleged mustache-enhancing antioxidants, true wine lovers know that a long afternoon spent lingering over the tannic treat boosts the spirit as well. Journey to Poco Wine Bar for a soul-soothing sip from some of Seattle's best bottled delights with today's Groupon.
- Fun place for drinks and a light bite. Varied and creative wine selection. The space is well designed - especially the upstairs which is great for get-togethers. – WayneW1022730, Zagat
- Best wine bar in Seattle. A great wine list that changes frequently and highlights unusual and interesting wines. – BrooksT, Zagat
- Both the staff and patrons have loads or [sic] personality and the wine list features great selections that I wouldn't have otherwise tried. – foodguruyo, Citysearch