Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a wine-tasting event for four at GenuWine Tasting Room in Magnolia (a $44 total value). The event includes:
- Two meat and cheese platters (a $22 value each)
- Complimentary wine tasting of one red and one white wine<p>
GenuWine Tasting Room celebrates fine wine in a space laden with quips about oenophilia, an intimate stone bar, and gaggles of round tables. Tasters sample a trio of cheeses, including a cheddar rubbed with fine-powdered coffee and a Spanish manchego. The pungent, salty flavors of the cheese and a duo of chianti-flavored salami and italian dry sausage coalesce with the complexity in each sip of wine, creating a symphony of intertwining notes of flavor. Wines are drawn from the bar’s inventory of boutique bottles. Regular live music performances accompany the aromas of snacks and wine that waft through the air with sweet sounds.
GenuWine Tasting Room
From above, the cluster of red umbrellas on GenuWine Tasting Room’s patio looks like grapes, an homage to the cabernets that flow from the selectively curated bottles inside. A wealth of specialty and boutique wines await the curious, and the store's racks of bottles display vintages both accessible and challengingly unique. A weekly tasting helps to introduce patrons to the shop’s wares, delivering a palatable tour through varietals ranging from sparkling proseccos to pinots smoother than a dolphin’s saxophone solos. The sounds of live music, aquatic or otherwise, draw passersby through the tasting room's doors on many nights, filling ears with sounds as sweet as the elixirs the venue uncorks. Sippers hankering for solid nourishment peruse a menu flush with salads, pizzas, and flights of aged cheese. Before they leave, patrons can stop into the boutique, where wine-themed T-shirts and aprons entreat visitors to flaunt their passion for fermentation.