With the invention of wine, humankind finally overcame its reputation for throwing the worst parties in the animal kingdom and started getting invited to eat at the giraffe's table during lunch. Put those teetotaling dolphins to shame with today’s Groupon, which gets you $50 worth of fine wine, spirits, and light gourmet cuisine for $25 at Sportsman’s WineBar inside Sportsman's Fine Wines & Spirits. Your Groupon is good at both the Camelback Road and Scottsdale Road locations.
One of Phoenix’s oldest independent alcohol emporiums, Sportsman’s Fine Wines & Spirits has been lubricating Arizona’s parched social scene since the 1950s. With today's Groupon, you can visit its wine bar and bistro to sample an expansive wine menu of more than 70 varietals by the glass, with most ranging from $6 to $14.50. You can also branch out and explore with a three-ounce “taste” of any wine on the menu for half-price. Sportsman’s has a large variety of international vinos, with selections from the Old World, New World, Bizarro World, and other regions. Suds lovers will also find a staggering selection of 250+ domestic and imported beers of all varieties (starting at $3.50). Whether you're seeking liquid joy, liquid courage, or just liquid cautious optimism, Sportsman’s WineBar's knowledgeable and friendly staff will make sure you imbibe the exact mixture of moods you're craving.
Palate-perking as they are on their own, Sportsman's wines shine brightest when speed-dated with its food menu of gourmet snack plates and meals, including a range of appetizers, cheese and meat plates, salads and platters, sandwiches, wraps, and quesadillas. Customers' favorite foods include the fresh bruschetta ($8) and salads such as the Israeli cous cous ($9) and Sportsman’s Cobb ($13), which earns its sportsman status by being sprinkled with bits of Ty Cobb. For a light lunch with friends or an after-work wine and sampler, try the Blue Plate Special ($12) of Blue Castello, blue affinée, and Stilton cheeses, or a meatier Tre Venezie plate ($21) of Taleggio, asiago fresca, and prosciutto di Parma. Sandwiches include the grown-up grilled cheese ($10) with Irish cheddar and gruyere and the pesto chicken club ($12). Everyone can get only one of today's Groupon, but you can buy extras as gifts and treat all the boisterous bacchantes in your life to a few Dionysian delights at Sportsman's WineBar.
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AZCentral's critic gives Sportsman's Fine Wines & Spirits in Phoenix a 3.5, while three Insider Pagers award it four stars. Ninety-six percent of Urbanspooners raise their glasses to this location. Meanwhile, five Yelpers give the Scottsdale Road location a 4.5 average.