Delicately crushing grapes produces sweetly sippable wine, just as delicately crushing ice with pineapple produces the opening sounds of a Jimmy Buffett song. Imbibe delicious byproducts with this Groupon.
$49 for Six Bottles of Assorted Wine (Up to a $100 Value)
A sextet of bottles grants sippers access to eclectic, internationally cultivated flavors more easily than eating a diplomat’s passport. The exact contents of the six-pack depend on the store’s current inventory, but each package includes bottles from locations as diverse as Italy, Spain, Argentina, and Dionysus’s backyard. See a sample lineup of libations here.
Hinsdale Wine Shop
Hinsdale Wine Shop welcomes wine enthusiasts into an extensive cache of varietals culled from vineyards across the globe. Over the course of nearly a decade, owner Sean Chaudhry has developed an extensive network of suppliers who keep the shelves well-stocked with coveted libations, from value-priced wines to limited releases. The knowledgeable staff is happy to help shoppers find the ideal bottle to pair with a planned dinner.
Hinsdale Wine Shop's sister store in Downer's Grove, The Cellar Door Wine Shop and Bistro, helps patrons to experience globetrotting wines in new ways with pairings of grilled sandwiches, artisan cheeses, and charcuterie small plates. More than 30 by-the-glass vintages hail from Spain, California, and Italy, although diners may also select full bottles from the shelves—paying only the retail price and a small corkage fee, with no extra taxes for drawn-out toasts.
Under the well-trained eye of owner Sean Chaudhry, The Cellar Door wine shop and bistro emphasizes the essence of ancient drink itself, curating a no-frills atmosphere that prioritizes quality of flavor above all. In allusion to the eatery's moniker—named for the simple phrase that author J.R.R. Tolkien famously called the most beautiful in the English language—straightforward combinations of globetrotting wines and grilled sandwiches, artisan cheeses, and charcuterie small plates blend together atop mesmerized palates.
More than 30 by-the-glass vintages hail from Spain, California, and Italy, and the staff encourages diners to select full bottles from the onsite retail shop, paying only retail price and a small corkage fee to eliminate unnecessary restaurant markup and taxes on drawn-out toasts. While their taste buds soak up new flavors, diners can challenge their brains to Wednesday trivia or tune their ears to live music on Fridays.