If the name 5th and Wine doesn’t give away the restaurant’s specialty, maybe the wine barrel guarding the front door might. Or possibly the selection of more than 40 wines available by the glass, including reds and whites from around the world and 5th and Wine’s very own sangria. Those libations––along with specialty cocktails such as a black-cherry manhattan or root-beer martini––complement a menu of seafood, steaks, and burgers made with beef, elk, and bison patties.
Inside the 60-seat dining space, arched beams frame the room and a chalkboard wall displays daily drink specials and upcoming sets from local musicians. In front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, comfy couches and chairs carve out a post-meal lounge area, along with a murphy bed for guests who know which window to punch. Additionally, a 40-seat tasting room indulges guests with red leather chairs and the aroma of an old-fashioned popcorn machine at work. Diners can also enjoy their meal on the courtyard patio where an awning shades meals during the day and strings of lights brighten up the night.:m]]
On Rare Earth Pizza and Wine Bar's outdoor patio, servers transport hand-tossed pizzas and glasses of wine in the flickering glow of outdoor fire bowls. Conversation buzzes as guests take in views of technicolor sunsets and the surrounding landscape of Pinnacle Peak. Inside, they can sidle up to the tall wooden bar to take a look at hand-chalked specials, or gather around tables to take turns singing lists of gourmet ingredients from the menu.
Armitage offers an extensive assemblage of flavorful fermentations accompanied by light, heavy, and gravity-defying fare in a sophisticated Old World environment. Armitage pours its crushed Grade A grape beverage by the glass ($9–$19), flight (trio of tastes from $15–$23), or bottle ($36+); wines are primarily California-centric, with European and South American vintages making scene-stealing cameos as brush salesmen. Linger over a blushing bottle of the Sonoma Teira zinfandel ($36) and let your mouth marvel at the red's well-balanced flavors, or indulge in a glass of the rich and velvety Duckhorn cabernet blend ($19) while reliving your most memorable mallard moments.
Drinking wine is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and two feet taller than they actually are. Today’s Groupon prolongs the sweet, confidence-boosting non-truths with $35 worth of wine and savories for $15 at Crush’d Wine Bar in Scottsdale. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Italian for "your wine," Su Vino doesn't only curate a lineup of award-winning varietals, it also crafts custom wines to suit even the most discerning palates. Inside an eye-catching tasting room, Su Vino Winery pairs glasses and bottles of its vintages with a menu of light appetizers and sensuous desserts. Red wines such as the jam-flavored cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend and peppery zinfandel pour crimson into tasting glasses, whereas white wines—including the tongue-twisting gewürztraminer—immerse taste buds in crisp, off-dry tones. They also open their bottle-lined space to guests interested in hosting a birthday party, bridal shower, or scared-straight event for delinquent grapes.
Night owls and oenophiles can fill up on perfect pours and paninis with today's deal, where $15 gets you $30 worth of eats and drink at Centro Paninoteca. The hospitable hot spot specializes in an unintimidating wine list and a stellar selection of small plates and sandwiches.