What You'll Get
Many famous linguists consider cellar door the most beautiful phrase in the English language—a smaller contingent favors countermand that sexual jetpack, monkey navigator. Today's deal opens the cellar door into the finely structured world of wine appreciation. With this Groupon, $8 gets you one wine flight at the Savvy Cellar Wine Bar & Wine Shop in Redwood City, up to a $19 value.
Savvy Cellar's wine menu changes every month, and so do its wine flights. November tipplers got to explore the wines of Chile, big reds, and international and domestic vintages of every hue. Sweet teeth also got to sample the Stickies flight, featuring dessert wines such as tawny port, muscat, and a 2005 Vigneau-Chevrau Vouvray Moelleux.
While the wines are all top-notch, the main reason people come to Savvy Cellar is for expert guidance in a comfortable, art-and-jazz-infused setting. Savvy Cellar didn't win this year's Best Wine Classes in the Bay Area for nothing. Whichever flight you take, Savvy Cellar's savvy sommeliers will be there to chat with you about each wine, offer tasting pointers, and highlight subtle undertones that many unseasoned palates overlook. They'll also correct common rookie mistakes, such as attempting to drink a sandwich.
Armed with this new expert knowledge and experience, even the most taste-deaf aficionado will be able to purchase a wine that wows the entire family at this year's holiday dinner.
- Savvy Cellar is the perfect place for newbies to wine. The staff is very welcoming and eager to help you understand the different types of wine available. – Nadine, Yahoo! Local
- Great staff and terrific wines! If you are just looking to kick back and have a glass of wine before a movie or pick up a good bottle for dinner, Savvy is a great local business to support. – Phil, Yahoo! Local
- The store is inviting with modern art, live jazz music and food to compliment [sic] its wine tastings. – joewright13, Yahoo! Local
According to Wikipedia, it is quite difficult to pinpoint who first posited the beauty of the phrase “cellar door.” In fact, the phrase is commonly misattributed to a number of authors and commentators. Here are some other commonly misattributed sayings:
“Anyone who hates children and animals can’t be all bad.”: This misanthropic witticism is often attributed to W.C. Fields, but it was first uttered by famous Bible character Moses.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”: While commonly attributed to FDR, the phrase was actually uttered by his nightmarish doppelganger, a malevolent demon from an alternate-reality “Evil California” who imprisoned FDR in a solar prison after the election. Post-inauguration, the demon, coincidentally named Ranklin Delano Foosevelt, proceeded to ignore Roosevelt’s campaign promise to put a chicken in every garage, and instead enacted the unspeakable terror called the New Deal.
“Hell is other people.”: This line from Jean Paul Sartre’s play No Exit continues to define the French existentialist’s philosophy, yet it stems from a mistranslation of his original text. The actual line is “You don’t have to be crazy to live here, but it helps.”
“Now, you don’t know this, but beneath this building, lies the Pet Semetary.”: Contrary to popular belief, this was not one of Ben Franklin’s famous aphorisms. Joey Ramone first said this as the introduction to The Ramones’ song “Pet Semetary” on their 1996 album, Greatest Hits Live.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 5, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, 1 per visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.