Different alcohols require different drinking rituals, such as topping off a keg beer or soaking all night in a bathtub full of vodka. Master the refined way to imbibe with today’s Groupon: for $38, you get a wine-tasting outing for two at Taste at Oxbow in Napa (up to an $80 total value). The tasting includes:
- Reserve wine tasting for two (a $30 value)
- Artisanal cheese and charcuterie plate (a $20 value)
- Two artisan truffles (a $5 value)
- A bottle of a Waterstone wine of your choice (up to a $25 value) <p>
Taste at Oxbow expands oenophiles’ palates with an eclectic tasting menu served in a bottle-lined lounge. Members of two-person wining teams can each take in five separate varieties of Waterstone Winery vino, such as the apple-y 2009 chardonnay carneros. Tasters carefully swish libations so only lightweight incisors get tipsy before they snack on an artisanal cheese and charcuterie plate selected by seasoned cheesemongers Ricardo Huijon and Lassa Skinner. A bottle of Waterstone makes for a drinkable souvenir, and a pair of truffles quells potential sweet tooth mutinies.
Energy-efficient fixtures illuminate Taste at Oxbow’s sleek, earth-toned interior, and its chemical-free paint job prevents pounding headaches and delusions of mediocrity centered on 95-point bowling games. Adjacent to the immaculate wine bar, a couch and brightly patterned armchairs allows sippers and sniffers to rest tired taste buds and overworked olfactory glands.
Taste at Oxbow
The open wine tasting salon Taste at Oxbow aims to expand palates with an eclectic menu of wines chosen to accompany artisanal cheeses and gourmet food items. Energy-efficient fixtures illuminate the salon's olive and merlot-toned walls, which owe their hues to chemical-free paints.