Food and wine pairings allow people to diversify their palates in one day, a feat previously attainable only by cramming five frozen dinners and a variety pack of juice boxes into a blender. Savor expanding horizons with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a tasting at Market Place Wine Bar, with wineries Emvy Cellars and Bridgepass Cellars (up to a $32 value). The tasting includes the following:
- Two glasses of any wine
- A gourmet cheese plate<p>
Recently featured in Spokane Wine Magazine and home to local wineries Emvy Cellars and Bridgepress Cellars, Market Place Wine Bar satiates the palates of wine novices and aficionados alike with its delectable pairings of red and white pours with gourmet cheeses. Visitors can imbibe one of five concoctions from each winery, such as Bridgepress Cellars’ Cabernet and Merlot or Emvy Cellars’ Veba Blanc and Devotion 2006, which honors its namesake by devotedly crawling back into the bottle from which it was poured. A plate of five gourmet cheeses boasts complements each glass of grapey goodness, whether in the form of Grand Cru gruyere reserve or Red Spruce cheddar.
Market Place Wine Bar’s tasting room, composed of exposed brick, concrete floors, and wooden beams, accommodates sippers with barstools fashioned from wine barrels and barkeeps woven from plucked grapevines. A rotating display of local artwork adorns its walls, and live music enthralls patrons every Friday.
Bridge Press and Emvy Cellars
In the tasting room of Bridge Press Cellars and Emvy Cellars, guests can indulge in samples or purchase bottles of their varietals, including pinot blanc, chenin blanc, and an array of blends. Wines are served aside hummus platters and cheese plates featuring seasonal fruits, smoked almonds, and salami. On the first Friday of each month, the wine bar showcases new artwork and live music.