When wine is removed from the dinner-party equation, the next best way to exhibit class is with a magnificent fountain that sprays Fancy Feast. Avoid cat-food-coated cocktail dresses with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a six-bottle assortment of Spanish wine at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, located only blocks from Union Station (a $91.94 value). Customers will receive the following palate-pleasing wines:
- Pampano verdejo, Rueda 2009 (an $11.99 value)
- Tres Osos tempranillo/cabernet, Valencia 2009 (a $12.99 value)
- Vina Alarba old vine grenache, Calatayud 2008 (an $11.99 value)
- Las Pizarras old vine grenache, Calatayud 2008 (a $29.99 value)
- Cueto rioja 2009 (an $11.99 value)
- La Ardilla muscato de Valencia 2010 (a $12.99 value)
Schneider’s of Capitol Hill stocks a varied selection of tantalizing wines and employs a staff of experts who pick out the best of them. Fermentation fanatics can deluge taste buds into the passion fruit and pear fruitiness of the Pampano verdejo as noses catch scents of green apple and the sweet aftertaste of reflected radio waves. Sampling a sextet of scrumptious wines no longer necessitates a European jaunt or bathtub winery, as drinkers can now indulge in the cherry-rich notes of the Las Pizarras old vine grenache. Schneider’s eight full-time wine consultants have culled these six wines from the sunniest reaches of grape-nurturing nations to let tasters sample the diverse flavors in their wine cache.
Schneider’s of Capitol Hill
When Max Schneider and his son Abe Genderson founded Schneider’s of Capitol Hill in 1949, they had no idea that their store would be around for as long as some of their vintages had aged. Now, after more than 60 years, the family teams up with eight wine consultants to introduce their customers to at least 12,000 varieties of wine and spirits. In addition to vintages accessible to casual consumers, Schneider’s showcases an “old and rare” list of sips, as well as specialty bottles including wines from 1900.