Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Wine and Bistro Fare for Two
The menu includes bottles of wine such as Benvolio pinot grigio ($24) and Snake Charmer shiraz ($32). Semifirm dubliner cheese, brie, prosciutto, and sopressata are among the options for four-item cheese and charcuterie plates ($15.69), and gourmet flatbread pizzas—such as the Sonoma with mozzarella, spinach, artichoke, feta, and basil pesto ($9.49)—are available gluten-free upon request.
A towering wine rack spans an entire wall and glimmers with more than 1,000 bottles. Across the room, a lineup of nitrogen-regulated Enomatic machines dispenses samples from 80 wines to be sipped, swirled, and theatrically spit while reclining on a leather sofa, or while sitting at the long wooden bar. Small, shareable plates populate Sarasota Vineyard's menu in the forms of cheeses, roasted olives, and prosciutto-wrapped figs, ideal for pairing with wines or barley pops from a list of 20 beers.
In a nutshell: you go there for the wine, you come back for the wine AND food.Erin B., Yelp, 8/27/10
This is a great place to sample a variety of wines or kill a whole bottle. The food is good - mainly appetizers and cheese plates.Joseph P., Yelp!, 1/27/13
Main Street Merchants
1528 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236