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 at CataVinos Wine Shop & Tasting Room, located on North Alvernon Way. A humble, communal shop of fermented fortune, CataVinos carries hundreds of wines with mind-tickling price tags of less than $15. During the themed wine tastings—held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—guests can let their tongues do the talking and their palates do the walking across six individual wines. No two weekly themes are alike, ensuring that guests encounter a new flight, a new culture, and a new tray of paired nibbles each weekend. Themes range from jazz and blues nights to social gatherings, such as the GLBT Meet and Greet, and most nights offer the chance to support a local cause and, always, the opportunity to purchase an adorable bottle, bring it home, and show it around your gullet.
Though online reviews are still growing for CataVinos Wine Shop & Tasting Room, five Yelpers award the store a perfect five stars.
CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room
Visitors to CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room are treated to a flight of six hand-selected wines tied together by a common theme. On Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays, folks taste their way through six wines—along with cheese and crackers as palate-cleansers: each week, the wines might all hail from the same country, or they might focus on a holiday, such as "Thanksgiving Feast Wines." The themes change weekly, but the atmosphere stays the same, with visitors invariably meeting someone new as they sip their wine flights.
For customers ready to commit to a whole bottle, the shop has a full selection of reds, whites, sparkling, and dessert wines, including domestics and imports from around the world. They're modestly priced, too—hundreds of them are under $15. For special occasions or as gifts, the team packages custom-designed wicker gift baskets, alongside goodies like chocolate, bruschetta sauce, cheese, and olives.
3063 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85712Get Directions