Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can also be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon to 55 Degree Wine. Choose from the following options:
- For $36, you get two wine flights (up to a $19 value each), one Taste of the World cheese and meat plate (a $25 value), and a pizza (a $12–$14 value; up to a $77 total value).
- For $70, you get four wine flights (up to a $19 value each), two Taste of the World cheese and meat plates (a $25 value each), and two pizzas (a $12–$14 value each; up to a $154 total value).
- For $105, you get for six wine flights (up to a $19 value each), three Taste of the World cheese and meat plates (a $25 value each), and three pizzas (a $12–$14 value each; up to a $231 total value).
With its subtle Spanish colonial revival architecture, 55 Degree Wine’s setup allows the 500-plus bottles in its well-stocked shop to take center stage. Swill wines from multiple flights, which contain tastes from worldly whereabouts such as Italy, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, and Australia. The Taste of the World cheese and meat plate complements both red and white wines with a selection of hard and soft cheeses and fine meats sided with dijon mustard, caper berries, cornichon, greek olives, and promises of a birthday pony served with crackers and bread. Thin-crust pizzas from 55 Degree Wine’s neighbor Crispy Crust continue the culinary expedition with hand-pulled crusts strewn with fresh toppings such as feta, salami, and mushrooms.
Unlike tequila shots and shotgunned root-beer floats, wine is a slow sip, making it a more enjoyable libation, and today’s Groupon also awards buyers with 15% off 55 degree-stored bottles of wine. Whether you’re seeking an ideal full-bodied special-occasion pour or an appropriate housewarming gift, sommeliers are always on hand and eager to educate you on the lore of their libations and listen to your relationship problems.
55 Degree Wine
Cozy candlelight and flickering lanterns cast soft shadows in 55 Degree Wine’s cellar, where waiters eagerly pair customers’ palates with weekly rotating wines. Featured on Best of LA Weekly in 2012 for its wine program, the winery stocks more than 2,000 labels, of which up to 60 are spotlighted in the cellar’s monthly lineup of pours. Though most vintages are Italian, ambrosias from Europe, South America, and other far-flung climes find homes in the shop after being tasted and approved by store owners. The thermostat, appropriately set to 55 degrees, helps keep elixirs fresh and patrons comfortable, but guests may wish to bring a sweater or particularly affectionate bear.