Celebrity power couple Wine and Cheese—or Wheese—is the name on everybody’s lips, much to the chagrin of D-list couples like potato and salad, and fun and onions. Toast the country’s tastiest duo with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a wine tasting and paired bites at Northwest Cellars in Kirkland (a $50 value).
Northwest Cellars' cozy tasting room ensconces up to 20 fellow sippers in a soothing environment for examining the bold bouquets and expressive finishes of five different wines. Indulge senses in the 2008 merlot, 2007 cabernet, and the oak-barrel-aged 2006 Intrigue—infused with dark berries and smoky spices to complement the small bites from Shamiana, which offers a free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees when dining in. Served by an army of Lilliputian chefs, the delectable, pint-size platters include a poached black tiger prawn with cilantro pesto and the crostini duo, a thinly sliced baguette topped with achar hummus or chicken mousse. Other small plate menu items include samosas, a flourless chocolate cake, and a salad trio of couscous, chickpea and potato salad, and cabbage slaw. For tannin-less toasts, the 2009 Adagio weaves together pineapple and papaya juices with flower-blossom notes to create a tropical gullet garden, and the 2009 chardonnay combines bright fruit flavors with a velvety finish. The one-hour, two-ounce tastings commence at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. on Fridays during July, August, and September, allowing guests to nosh on appetizers and nose wines after a busy day at the office or grape-stomping plant. Groupon holders also receive 10 percent off wine purchases during their visits.
The story of family-owned and operated winery, Northwest Cellars Winery, began nearly 12 years ago, when Bob Delf received a custom-labeled bottle of wine that was so terrible he poured it straight down the drain. This was troubling, especially given Bob's experiences growing up in a family of wine importers and distributors. Determined to raise the bar, Bob founded Northwest Cellars Winery, where today he creates award-winning Washington wines that can be custom-labeled for gifts, country clubs and fundraisers.
11909 124th Ave. NE
Kirkland, Washington 98034Get Directions