|Thanks to cartoons, many Americans believe that the correct way to taste wine is to take a sip, then witness something so shocking that it causes them to involuntarily expectorate. Skip the spit takes and sample wine correctly with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get admission to a tasting event with five glasses of wine and five food pairings at [Twisted Vine Bistro||Wine Bar](http://thetwistedvinebistro.com/) (a $75 value). This Groupon is for individual use, but customers may purchase multiple as gifts that can be used together. Upcoming events include the following:|
- Sparkling Reds for Valentine’s Day
- February 11 at 4 p.m.
- Edna Valley: Niven Family Winery
- February 18 at 4 p.m.
- February 22 at 6 p.m.
- Michael David Winery
- March 10 at 4 p.m.
- March 24 at 4 p.m.
- Wines of Veneto
- April 14 at 4 p.m.<p>
Additional dates may become available. Call (858) 780-2501 for availability.
|Twisted Vine Bistro||Wine Bar’s staff comprises a fifth-generation Italian vintner and two veteran California-born chefs, who cultivate unpretentious epicurean experiences that have been praised by Gayot and Thrillist. During tasting events, local winemakers mingle with guests and tie-dye tongues with five glasses of fine red and white varietals. Upcoming tastings will feature grape artisans such as Edna Valley’s Niven Family Winery, which will tout its chardonnay and pinot noir elixirs, and Michael David Winery, architect of sauvignon blanc and blended amalgams. An appropriate food pairing inspired by the eatery’s menu of gourmet locally sourced fare complements each wine’s complex flavors and intricate bubble formations.|
Artwork forged by local talent and artists from across the country decorates the walls of the dining area, and wine bottles crowd its towering shelves. Elegant drapery pulls back to reveal ample windows, which stream sunlight onto green and orange walls.
Twisted Vine Bistro
Twisted Vine Bistro's staff comprises a fifth-generation Italian vintner and two veteran California-born chefs who cultivate unpretentious epicurean experiences praised by Gayot and Thrillist. During tasting events, local winemakers mingle with guests and tie-dye tongues with fine red and white varietals, which tasters pair with locally sourced snacks from the eatery's menu. The topic of each cooking class rotates frequently, but all sessions allow amateur foodies to rub spatulas with classically trained chefs so they can finally ask an expert why their oven never seems to get their undershirts their whitest. Artwork forged by local artists decks the space, and elegant drapery pulls back to reveal ample windows, which stream sunlight onto green and orange walls.