The human palate can make very subtle distinctions, from finding floral notes in a pinot noir to determining the exact value of a rare stamp. Lick your thirst with this Groupon.
$40 for a wine tasting package for two (up to an $87 total value)
- Two half glasses of sparkling wine (up to a $13 value)
- Four half glasses of wine (up to a $32 value)
- Two small plates (up to a $13 value each)
- Nuts and olives (an $8 value)
- One dessert (up to an $8 value)<p>
The Barrel Thief
The Barrel Thief, previously Wine Tea Chocolate, got a new name in recognition of the establishment's revamped menu of wines and fine spirits. Above the main bar, rows and columns of hanging glasses reflect the natural light flooding in through the front windows. They stand at the ready for more than 150 by-the-glass wines and botany-inspired cocktails.
At tables constructed from 100-year-old reclaimed fir, visitors dash whiskeys against the rocks or sip wine from one of hundreds of bottles while enjoying small plates of homemade hummus and cured meats. Outside, a helix of lights wraps around the wooden bounds of the patio, a place that allows guests to catch a cool breeze and toast their beers in the sun's rays.