Between clumsy corkscrew maneuvering, purple collar stains, and counterclockwise glass swirling, it's easy for a trained wine connoisseur to spot an imposter. Blend in with the most seasoned epicureans with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a wine-and-food tasting for four (a $125 value) at Tirzas Imports in Apex.
Tirzas Imports’ intimate new wine shop welcomes wayfarers with a cozy, artistic atmosphere and a selection of high-quality wines. During the two-hour tasting, both aspiring and adept aficionados can tantalize their palates with four species of fermented bliss—two red and two white. Tirzas' Entertaining Platter, which may be coaxed to perform a song-and-dance number, appeases insatiate incisors as stuffed olives and seasonal fruits tempt taste buds. Four gourmet cheeses, three varieties of meat, and sundry bread and crackers grant gastronomists all the materials they need to create tasty snacks or detailed miniatures of their childhood heroes. The evening concludes with dessert, pairing fruits of the vine with food of the gods in a flourish of chocolate-y felicity. While noshing, bon vivants can enjoy the shop's rustic décor, feasting their eyes on a wide assortment of handicrafts made by local artisans, as well as imports from South and Central America and southern Africa.
112 North Salem Street
Apex, North Carolina 27502