What You'll Get
After Capri Sun began creepily transforming people into amorphous metallic globules, wine rose to prominence, offering a similarly complex flavor profile without the threat of spontaneous melting. Celebrate wine, or "nature's Capri Sun," with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of wine and small bites at 750ml Wine Lounge in San Mateo.
750ml is a hybrid wine store and bar that regularly plays host to personal and corporate events and features the self-serve technology of Enomatic. With 24 different wines available to taste, the Enomatic wine dispenser pours samples by the ounce ($1.20-$6.80). The enological emporium boasts a collection of wines from California, the Pacific Northwest, South America, Australia, and an alternate, dystopian 1985. Sample a one-ounce taste of the Arneis Ponzi from Willamette Valley, Oregon ($2), a half-glass of the Californian Russian River Reds 2008 Pinot Noir ($5), or a full glass of French Vin du Bugey Sparkling Rose ($10). Libationists will also find microbrew beers ($5–$8) and non-alcoholic offerings. Pair potables with a charcuterie trio from Paul Bertolli's Fra'Mani ($15) or with a cheeseboard of Californian Humboldt Fog goat's milk cheese, Australian Seal Bay cow's milk cheese, and Italian Fiore Sardo pecorino sheep's milk cheese ($15). An olive medley ($5) and Marcona almonds ($5) round out the edible offerings, providing an ample array of sensual small bites to suit a romantic date with your significant other or new ficus tree.
Housed in a landmark building dating back to 1915, 750ml beckons weary quaffers with its siren's song of sleek, industrial-chic décor. The back lounge area showcases a textured Caesar-stone bar where couples can delicately hook arms and sip vinous temptations or recreate their favorite Venetian fountain, spouting champagne from between pursed lips.
Must be age 21 or older. Not valid for retail. 750ml is open on Tuesday through Thursday (4 p.m.-9 p.m.), Friday and Saturday (12 p.m.-10 p.m.), Sundays (2 p.m.–6 p.m.), and closed on Mondays.
Yelpers give 750ml a 4-star average:
- The staff if great and their selection is [sic] wine is different. They only have wines from individual wineries which makes it much more unique. The price is reasonable and you can buy the wines you like there. [sic] – Jaein L.
- Despite their robotic image, 750ml offered a really friendly and helpful human service. We went during the day when it wasn't busy, so the guy really took a good care of us. This is a great place to taste the wine before you buy an entire bottle. – Toro E.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Must be at least 21. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.