Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today's Groupon: for $33, you get a private wine tasting for four, including a gourmet cheese and olive plate and chocolate truffles at Studio 91 in Chapel Hill (a $100 value).
Studio 91’s elegant gallery space and boutique wine selections combine the passionate products of both artists and vintners, regaling the eye with fine art and the palate with fine wine from family-owned vineyards. Budding oenophiles get to tipple a 3-ounce tasting from a batch of four boutique wines, served in a combination of either two white wines and two red, one white and three reds, or all reds. To match each sip with sustenance, Studio 91's servers will raid the Mouse King’s treasury and bring forth a cheese plate of gourmet brie, aged sonoma jack cheddar, sliced apples, olives, walnuts, and fresh bread. Gourmet chocolate toffee almond truffles, accompanied by fresh raspberries and whipped cream, dance out with the last glass of red wine. The Studio 91 crew's guidance for properly tasting a vino will sharpen your senses to such nuanced flavors as black currant and democracy.
A grand piano, pressed-tin ceiling, hardwood floors, and fashionable lighting juxtaposes Studio 91's more than 30 boutique wines with a sleek, stylish ambience. Proprietor Annette Girman hand-picks each international masterwork adorning the art gallery, from the lyrically sensual tableau of Fabian Perez's Balcony, Buenos Aires to the screaming man in Brady St. Eldridge-DeWitt's Self-Portrait of the Artist Trapped Inside This Painting.
Notes from a Mom in Chapel Hill reviewed Studio 91 positively:
- There is art all over, tastefully arranged. And there is fantastic wine list to chose [sic] from, by the glass or by the bottle. – allison c.
1201 Raleigh Rd.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517Get Directions