Having a partner turns bouncing a ball into a tennis match, a monologue into a conversation, and a bear attack into a slightly longer bear attack. Learn to appreciate the importance of friendship with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a wine bar card (a $30 value) and an artisanal-cheese platter (a $12 value) at Red Carpet Wine & Spirits in Glendale (a $42 total value). The wine bar seats only 35 at a time; call ahead for reservations.
For more than 40 years, family-run Red Carpet Wine & Spirits has cherished its relationships with customers, helping novices select bottles and recommending new varieties to suit veteran tastes. Sample a color wheel of red, white, and blue wines with a well-crafted tasting selection and wine card valid Friday–Sunday. Customers receive the card upon entry and can use it to purchase $30 worth of samples such as the 2008 Grgich Hills chardonnay ($4/1.25 oz. taste), with a mellow meld of citrus and baked pear, or the Masi Campofiorin ripasso ($2/1.25 oz. taste), bursting with cherry, spices, and the woodsy flavor of a grandmother's rolling pin. The tasting menu changes frequently to allows Red Carpet's far-reaching inventory to rotate, and Groupon holders will also receive an artisanal-cheese platter for wine and cheese paired as harmoniously as a concert pianist’s left and right foot.
400 E Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, California 91207