Wine-tasting technique demands that you first swirl the glass, then take a sip, and then very slowly dribble wine down your chin so that the rest of your body can taste it. Imbibe elegance with this Groupon.
Choose from Seven Options
$16 for wine and cheese for two or more ($30 value)
- Two glasses of wine from reserved selection (a $14 value)
- One house-specialty cheeseboard (a $16 value)<p>
$20 for a wine tasting for two ($40 value) on one of the following dates:
- November 12
- December 10
- January 7
- February 10
- March 10
- April 8<p>
The Wine and Cheese Gallery
For 35 years, downtown Gainesville's Wine and Cheese Gallery has held court in a quaint white wood house that INsite Gainesville writer Jennifer Coleman calls "reminiscent of a classic French bistro.” Owners Bunky Mastin and Wade Tyler curate a larder with more than 3,000 varieties of wine, an international selection of cheeses, rich chocolates, and gourmet lunch items served on the charming patio bistro or inside at Panache, the shop’s restaurant.
Panache's chefs pull from the Gallery’s stock to harmoniously blend flavors in sandwiches such as The Normandy, which combines brie, apples, and cinnamon on french bread and is garnished with a miniature beret, and the turkey and havarti, which is balanced by an Adriatic fig spread. Patrons can also nibble on the quiche du jour or hide their faces from exes in soups that vary depending on the whims of the chef, with one recent creation involving sage matzo balls in the affairs of a ginger-chicken broth.
“Great food, great wines, great staff, fun atmosphere.”
“Food and service were great! We'll be back again :)”