Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was forced to forgo his quest for the mythical land of wine after an accidental tumble into the fountain of youth left him eternally underage. Take up his abandoned journey with today’s Groupon. For $20, you get $40 worth of wine and gourmet cuisine at Time in a Bottle in Redlands.
Time in a Bottle's approachable atmosphere makes wine novices and aficionados feel equally at home as they test-tipple more than 40 wines by the glass, and more than 110 in bottles. Cordon Bleu-trained chef and co-owner Paula Negron dots her dining menu with gourmet delights ranging from openers of prosciutto-wrapped asparagus ($14) and escargots en croute ($12) to delectable desserts such as chocolate fondue ($15) and citrus cheesecake ($8). Tuesday's Taste Test Night gives guest-guzzlers a chance to rate a wide range of carefully selected vintages, then watch the losing bottles get fed to the shop's lions. Aural connoisseurs, meanwhile, can relish live entertainment on Saturday nights while reclining in the elegant wooden furniture hand-built by Time in a Bottle's co-owner and craftsman Angel Negron. Time in a Bottle’s laid-back attitude toward wine sippin’ radiates into its inviting atmosphere, while its wooden floors provide ample bounciness for an urbane game of jacks.
- If you're a wine lover or looking for a quiet place to eat, definitely give Time in a Bottle a try – Catherine Garcia, Redlands Daily Facts;
- The owners are really friendly and knowledgeable. The appetizers I ordered with my company were delicious and spicy-love the spicy edemame [sic] ! – Haley T., Yelp