Being wined and dined is often a precursor to big requests, such as “Can you finish this bottle of wine for me?” or “Would you sign my petition to install a municipal wine fountain?” Compromise just the right amount of judgment with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Wine and Small Plates
The menu includes small plates such as the baked-brie plate ($8.50), the Chesapeake Bay crab-cake plate with raspberry rémoulade ($10), and the olive appetizer ($7). Sip wines such as the 2010 Mohua sauvignon blanc ($6.50/glass), the 2009 Four Vines zinfandel ($6.50/glass), or the 2005 Taylor Fladgate vintage port ($8/glass).
Uncorked Wine Bar and Boutique
George and Eileen, the husband-and-wife team behind Uncorked Wine Bar and Boutique, personally visit many of the wineries from which they procure crisp sauvignon blancs, bold cabernets, vintage ports, and other varietals. Located within the El Paseo Town Center, their cozy shop is decorated with metallic designs illuminated by candlelight, which casts a warm glow across mustard-yellow walls. Patrons can sip wines by the glass or opt for flight trees that hold three pours, leaving hands free to untie other people’s shoelaces. Visitors can nibble artisanal cheeses, crab cakes, and other pairings or shop the boutique for wine-themed gifts such as bottle openers and decorative glasses.
What some people are buzzing about:
They always have a great selection of wines.Karen H., 1/21/12
the service, wine, and food was just great.Hallie M., 7/9/12
95% of 174 customers recommend
“Once we had a spot at the bar, the staff was friendly and helpful. However, when waiting for a spot, we were never offered a chance to order a glass of wine, even...”
“Once we had a spot at the bar, the staff was friendly and helpful. However, when waiting for a spot, we were never offered a chance to order a glass of wine, even though we told the staff that we only had time for one drink because of a dinner reservation next door. This was strange and disappointing. We will come back again and give them another try however.”
“nice bartenders but the place has been sold so who knows what the future will bring...”
“Great appetizers to go with wines I wasn't familiar with. We will definitely go back.”
Rancho Santa Margarita
22342 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688