Grapes, much like water, naturally exist in three forms—solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit's most drinkable state with today's Groupon to In Fine Spirits, located near the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of seasonal fare and drinks at the In Fine Spirits wine bar.
- For $60, you get a three-month wine club membership (a $120 value).
In Fine Spirits is a locally owned establishment comprising a wine bar and wine shop, situated side by side like Butch and Sundance, Mork and Mindy, or two of the Three Amigos. Stop into the wine bar and choose from more than 60 wines by the glass or bottle, as well as craft beers and hand-pumped cask ales, cocktails, and Chef Marianne Sundquist’s award-winning seasonal dishes. Like the population of living snowmen, the menu varies by season; current selections include the pear flatbread (gorgonzola, walnut, crispy prosciutto, walnut liqueur vinaigrette, $9), crispy ricotta gnocchi ($15), and a build-your-own cheese platter (five for $25).
The store’s wine club gives grape gourmands a peek behind the curtain of the vino business, where vintages are relentlessly groomed, primped, and coached in preparation for their moment in the spotlight. Worthy wines that can’t be put on In Fine Spirits’ shelves due to lack of space, budget restrictions, or fiery, diva-like egos are earmarked for the wine club, allowing members to sample hand-picked potables from small, forward-thinking producers. From January through March, members will receive two bottles of seasonally appropriate vintages, accompanied by write-ups detailing each wine’s production history, favorite foods, and astrological sign. Wine club members will also receive an in-store 5% discount for single bottles, 10% for half-cases, and 15% for full cases for the length of their membership.
Members can stop by the wine shop beginning the 15th of each month to pick up their wines, or have them shipped nationwide for an additional charge. While picking up your selections, peruse the store’s carefully selected stock of cutting-edge New World wines, beers, and spirits jockeying for attention.
- In Fine Spirits, one of those wine shops responsible for educating the masses on craft liqueurs and beers, got hip to the game and decided 2008 was an excellent year to open a wine bar in Andersonville. IFS store owners Shane and Jill Kissack partnered with Continuum Studio owners Johnnie Grozenski and Paul Hasenwinkel to create the wallet-friendly love-child known as the In Fine Spirits Lounge. – Nola Akiwowo, Centerstage
- The place is very comfortable and the music just enough in the background to keep the great vibe going. – johnniebgud, Citysearch
- Service was awesome, the bartender-or should I say mixologist-was super engaging and incredibly knowledgable [sic]. From the time we walked in we felt right at home, the staff seems genuinely excited about what they're doing...short but deep craft beer list, A-Z wine list with a lot of interesting and affordable choices, and AMAZING cocktails. – Beezley, Citysearch
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