The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine cuisine and wine the way nature intended with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a Discover Wine three-wine flight for two at The Grape Wine Bar & Bistro (a $30 value), newly renovated and now with local ownership. Celebrate the miracle of fermentation at The Grape's Vinings Jubilee location.
The Grape's Executive Chef Paul Agnelli, an avid boutique wine collector, aims to find perfectly crafted sips to entice palates of all persuasions. Every month, a host of new and unusual wines are showcased in the Discover Wine special, which lets guests sip, sample, and savor sweet nectars selected by region or varietal. These hand-picked vinos are served in three foghorn-shaped 3-ounce flights for optimal grape-blood supping and enthusiastic slurping. Although not included in this Groupon, The Grape also offers a full lunch and dinner spread.
This month's toothy tribute to Mondavi wines showcases an upstanding cast of key players, including I'M Rosé, a vibrant vino reminiscent of strawberry and cranberry sprinkled with delicate notes of red apple, or Oberon Cabernet, a deep, rich nectar swirled with blackberry and cassis flavors. If you or your supping companion are not fluent in wine jargon or simply overwhelmed by the offerings, The Grape's experienced staff is always eager to dispense their knowledge of wine tasting, wine pairing, or wine-related tax problems.