What You'll Get
Early magicians used the scents of fine meats and cheeses to levitate their assistants so that they could blissfully bob through hoops. Today's deal will likely cause similar cartoonish flotation: for $10, you get $20 worth of cheese, deli meats, specialty foods, and more at La Cheeserie and International Deli at Calvert Woodley Fine Wines and Spirits. Though this Van Ness destination is well known for carrying well-priced wine and spirits, this Groupon is only good toward consumables at La Cheeserie and International Deli.
La Cheeserie has assembled more than 250 cheeses from all stretches of the third rock to form the United Nations of pasteurization. This massive selection includes Blue Castello from Denmark ($18.99/lb), Le Roule from France ($15.99/lb), Fontina from Sweden ($9.99/lb), and almost every varietal of fermented kurd mentioned by Monty Python. Alongside the numerous slices of dairy candy, you'll find premium deli meats such as first-cut, extra-lean, NY-style corned beef ($10.99/lb) and fresh-smoked Scottish salmon ($14.99/1/2 lb), as well as salads such as potato or cole slaw ($2.99/lb). H&H Bagels ($.99 each) are shipped from New York daily and are freshly baked inside La Cheeserie's in-house ovens. Various bins of coffee beans of all flavors ($8.99–$9.99) provide liquid accompaniment to solid purchases.
La Cheeserie provides ample parking for vehicular movers, while the establishment's convenient location steps from the Van Ness Metro station on the Red Line makes it a simple shopping trip for those who use their feet to locomote. Make a one-stop trip to this family-owned depot to stock up for your next wine and cheese party, elevate your sandwich status among fellow brown-baggers, or diversify the internationality of your pantry portfolio.
The Washington Post lists Calvert Woodley Fine Wines and Spirits as an Editors' Pick:
- Washington's largest and most complete wine and spirits retailer and importer has been in business 20 years. It's also well known for its delicatessen and first-rate cheese shop. – Washington Post
- When I eventually move away from DC, Calvert Woodley will be one of those few stores that I will truly miss. This is such a special shop. From the delicious deli meats, salads, and cheeses to the incredible wine and liquor selection, this store has almost everything you need for a party. The best part though is that the prices are the best I've found in the area. – Sara D., Insider Pages
- The wine selection is also outstanding, and staff is highly knowledgeable about wine-food pairings. I've always been pleased with their recommendations. You can find wines from all around the world here (Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, etc.) and a great selection of domestic wines(especially California and Oregon) as well. The best thing about wine at C-W is that there's something for everyone. – Lola, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 23, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Not valid for alcohol purchases. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for sale items. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.