Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can also be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of wine and light bar fare at Thief Wine's wine bar, located inside the Milwaukee Public Market.
Thief Wine has garnered CityVoter plaudits for its eclectic selection, available by the taste, glass, and carafe. Some of its newer selections for solo tasting or imbibing include a Hungarian furmint ($3.25 for a 2oz taste, $7 for a 5oz glass), a kitchen-sink syrah-zin blend ($3.50 taste, $7.50 glass), and a super-Tuscan blend ($4.50 taste, $10 glass). Wine flights are an excellent way to sample a region or type of wine ($9.75–$11). Customers can pick three to taste, or choose a themed flight, such as Crisp & Delicious Whites (featuring three high-acidity pigment-challenged wines) or Old-World Gems, a showcase of European wines highlighting old-world characteristics. For dinner with your drinking, order a light item like curried chicken salad ($5.50) or an assorted olive plate ($5.95) from the wine bar menu.
Unlike tequila shots and shotgunned root-beer floats, wine is a slow sip, making it more enjoyable. Wine can also help reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and progression of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. Today's Groupon is a fun way for a troop of apes, an obstinacy of buffalo, or a clutch of friends to sample some grape blood and learn about different varieties.
Not valid with specials or toward bottles of wine.
- Since opening Thief Wine Shop & Bar at the Milwaukee Public Market last July, Bilodeau and his fiancee, Aimee Murphy, have garnered quite a following for their distinctive selection of eclectic wines that span the globe. Both Murphy and Bilodeau have impressive wine pedigrees that have given them access to resources and the experience needed to operate a wine shop and bar with such an extraordinary selection. – Sarah Biondich, Express Milwaukee
The bottles that make up Thief Wine's diverse inventory are not stolen, but they may as well be. The shop's name—a reference to the long tube or "barrel thief" used to sample maturing wines waiting to be bottled—reflects the air of mischief shoppers experience in encounters with otherwise inaccessible wines that makes each of the shop's selections feel like the product of a thrilling cellar heist. The fruits of Thief's careful wine curation decorate the walls of Thief Wine's two locations with more than 650 selections, which mix familiar labels with artisanal up-and-comers from around the globe. At each location's wine bar, certified sommeliers pare down the hulking inventory to about 30 essential bottles, which slosh into thematic tasting flights or full glasses to flank small plates of cheese and charcuterie.