To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get $40 worth of wine and small plates at Amazing Grapes Wine Store. This Groupon is only valid toward the tasting menu and cannot be used toward retail purchases.
Amazing Grapes Wine Store features a full wine bar where oenophiles can taste selections from the 1800-plus wine inventory paired with eclectic small plates. Order a sample of one of the around 15 wines offered, including the 2008 La Forge Estate cabernet sauvignon ($4 a tasting), which has a ripe fruit aroma and full-bodied palate, and the 2008 Hirsch Vineyards chardonnay from Sonoma ($6 a tasting), which overflows with lemon chiffon unctuousness and a billowy texture like a cloud of butterscotch pudding. Amazing Grapes takes special care to safely store all 5400 square feet of its inventory for optimal aging. To prevent corks from drying out, all bottles are hung upside down or on their sides in a UV-free environment that is not littered with open tanning beds.
While you swirl, sniff, and sip, fill the non-liquid stomach chamber with a bite from the menu of small plates. Rosemary-infused goat cheese studded with black Mission figs on crackers ($7) and the beef on weck, a sophisticated sandwich of roast beef and freshly grated horseradish on a salty kummelweck roll dipped in au jus ($8), enhance the flavors of each wine.
- I definitely recommend this place for a quiet night out when you're in the mood for wine! The prices are very reasonable! – Erin C., Yelp
- I met a good friend here for wine tasting and some apps. It was chill, the service was great and the staff seemed to know their wines. I tried a few really good ones. Fun time. – Kelly M., Yelp
Rancho Santa Margarita
Suites D, E and F
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