Delicately crushing grapes produces sweetly sippable wine, just as delicately crushing ice with pineapple produces the opening sounds of a Jimmy Buffett song. Imbibe delicious byproducts with this Groupon.
$49 for Six Bottles of Assorted Wine (Up to $100 Value)
A sextet of bottles grants sippers access to eclectic, internationally cultivated flavors more easily than eating a diplomat’s passport. The exact contents of the six-pack depend on the store’s current inventory, but each package includes bottles from locations as diverse as Italy, Spain, Argentina, and Dionysus’s backyard.
The Cellar Door
Under the well-trained eye of owner Sean Chaudhry, The Cellar Door wine shop and bistro emphasizes the essence of ancient drink itself, curating a no-frills atmosphere that prioritizes quality of flavor above all. In allusion to the eatery's moniker—named for the simple phrase that author J.R.R. Tolkien famously called the most beautiful in the English language—straightforward combinations of globetrotting wines and grilled sandwiches, artisan cheeses, and charcuterie small plates blend together atop mesmerized palates.
More than 30 by-the-glass vintages hail from Spain, California, and Italy, and the staff encourages diners to select full bottles from the onsite retail shop, paying only retail price and a small corkage fee to eliminate unnecessary restaurant markup and taxes on drawn-out toasts. While their taste buds soak up new flavors, diners can challenge their brains to Wednesday trivia or tune their ears to live music on Fridays.
“Very busy in downers grove but once you find a spot, you'll enjoy nice wine good food and great atmosphere!!! ”
“Good selection of wines.”
“Try the cheese/meat flights they are fantastic. Also the bruschetta is delicious! Great place to eat, have a few drinks and relax. ”