Being wined and dined is often a precursor to big requests, such as “Can you finish this bottle of wine for me?” or “Would you sign my petition to install a municipal wine fountain?” Compromise just the right amount of judgment with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Wine and Small Plates
The menu includes small plates such as the baked-brie plate ($8.50), the Chesapeake Bay crab-cake plate with raspberry rémoulade ($10), and the olive appetizer ($7). Sip wines such as the 2010 Mohua sauvignon blanc ($6.50/glass), the 2009 Four Vines zinfandel ($6.50/glass), or the 2005 Taylor Fladgate vintage port ($8/glass).
Uncorked Wine Bar and Boutique
George and Eileen, the husband-and-wife team behind Uncorked Wine Bar and Boutique, personally visit many of the wineries from which they procure crisp sauvignon blancs, bold cabernets, vintage ports, and other varietals. Located within the El Paseo Town Center, their cozy shop is decorated with metallic designs illuminated by candlelight, which casts a warm glow across mustard-yellow walls. Patrons can sip wines by the glass or opt for flight trees that hold three pours, leaving hands free to untie other people’s shoelaces. Visitors can nibble artisanal cheeses, crab cakes, and other pairings or shop the boutique for wine-themed gifts such as bottle openers and decorative glasses.