Wine was once such an expensive commodity that the rich conspicuously spilled it on their golden capes instead of wasting it invisibly in their stomachs. Afford enough wine to braggadociously spill it with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a wine tasting for two (up to a $30 value) at The Tasting Room, nestled cozily on Palm Avenue.
Give your nostrils something to smile about and your eyes something to chew when you pull up a chair to one of The Tasting Room's wine-laden tables. Your evening of wine-tertainment guest-stars a lineup of five or six boutique wines that are hand selected by the grape-washed hands of The Tasting Room's knowledgeable staff. Wine flights vary from week to week, but many of the selections hail from California's rich Central Coast, which, as the connoisseurs already know, has lands more fertile than a rabbit drinking oyster smoothies. The cozy spot also offers appetizers delivered from local restaurants for purchase while you sip.
This locally owned tasting room and bar is a dreamy destination for star-crossed fermented-fruit lovers of all relationship levels. Grab your steady dating partner, future husband, current wife, or someone flaunting their fine clavicles at the local Laundromat for an evening of waft-worthy moments.
- …it features more than 100 different wines, with an emphasis on ones from California’s Central Coast and central San Joaquin Valley. – Joan Obra, Fresno Bee
- I've been here a few times and am always impressed by the friendliness of the owner. He's always happy to chat and give advice to those of us who aren't very knowledgeable about wine. – Tina J., Yelp