When pairing cheese and wine, it's essential to remember which one should be fermented and which one should be curdled. Leave the specifics to experts with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a wine-and-cheese outing for two at World Cafe in Boulder (up to a $64 total value). The outing includes the following:
- Two wine flights (up to a $22 value each)
- Gourmet cheese plate for two (a $20 value)
World Cafe’s oenophiles partner their flights of pleasant potables with French-influenced small plates and entrees. Wine flights sail through combinations of both reds and whites, themed around a single grape, multiple countries of origin, or the fact that the harvest was plucked by helpful sparrows. The international flight teases tongues with the dry kiss of an Italian pinot grigio and the sweet rush of a German riesling before hurling taste buds halfway round the globe to sample New Zealand’s sauvignon blanc. On the other end of the grape spectrum, the vineyards of Louis Latour, Bethel Heights, and Maysara find common ground in side-by-side servings of their pinot noirs. Six types of cheeses, acquired the same day at the market, join a medley of fresh fruit, dried figs, and bread on the cheese board, a practice first adopted by British sailors who had committed misdemeanors and were forced to eat the plank.
The warm, orange light of hanging lamps and wall sconces reflects off the polished surface of the lounge’s piano and large mirrors lining the walls. Tall stools cozy up to high-top tables, and plush velvet chairs catch the rumps of wine drinkers who test to see whether their wine flight did, in fact, give them the power to fly. Live musicians tickle tunes from the piano, and singers, guitarists, and saxophone players often visit to fill the air with jazzy notes.