A christening by champagne bottle is a gesture of well wishes, while a haunting by champagne bottle suggests you've eaten too many grapes. Engage a spirited selection of sauces and suds with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of wine and spirits at Thames River Wine & Spirits in New London.
Thames River's knowledgeable staff procures potions from all corners of the globe, gathering them in their elegantly designed waterfront store. The fawned-over Root: 1 cabernet sauvignon ($14) from Chile elicits boisterous Peter Gabriel melodies from taste receptors and chardonnays by Toad Hollow ($15) and Central Coast ($18) bring sweet flavors to the summer season, ideal for backyard gatherings or pool-side sipping.
The staff also stocks shelves with a wide range of liqueurs and spirits, with equal space allotted to small-batch brands and national powerhouses alike. Like archaeological expeditions and scavenger hunts through your dentist's attic, each visit to Thames River is an adventure; its marble bust and candelabra-bedecked interior cultivating an exotic and elegant atmosphere. Check out one of its free wine tastings on Friday nights to sample a smattering of its sense-shattering sippers.
70 State St.
New London, Connecticut 06320Get Directions