Celebrity power couple Wine and Cheese—or Wheese—is the name on everybody’s lips, much to the chagrin of D-list couples like potato and salad, and fun and onions. Toast the country’s tastiest duo with today’s Groupon to Tannins Wine Bar & Boutique in Elmhurst. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get $30 to use at the wine bar or toward bottles to take home.
• For $32, you get an evening of wine and cheese for four, including four flights of wine (up to a $14.50 value each) and two sample platters of gourmet cheeses to share (an $8 value each; up to a $74 total value).
Voted Best Wine Bar in Elmhurst by Chicago magazine, Tannins impresses palates as it unfurls a spread of exquisite wines and gourmet cheeses. Schedule a taste vacation with three friends, filling stomach suitcases with samples of milk-meat before hopping on four international flights of wine. Cheese platters come with two Italian cheeses, savory crackers, and dried fruit. At the wine bar, bottle spinners pour out grown-up grape juice from all over the world, such as the Fairview 2009, a dark and smoky pinotage from South Africa boldly overtoned with mocha and caramel ($8 for a glass, $24.99 for a bottle), and the Italian Benvolio, a crisp and clean pinot grigio kissed by pear and apple ($7 for a glass;, $20.49 for a bottle). Chateau de Paraza, a 2008 minervois, flaunts flavors of blackberry and baking spice ($6.50 for a glass, $20.99 for a bottle), embodying a liquid cobbler easily enjoyed without a fork or interjected with ladles full of whipped cream.
Graced with cover-free live music every Friday, Tannins appeals to the music lover in every oenophile. Sip generously to keep your uvula hydrated in case the band needs a stand-in songstress with a hydrated uvula.