Though squeezing frozen grapes can produce liquid wine, freezing liquid wine will produce a popsicle that children can't legally eat. Obtain age-appropriate treats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of boutique Sonoma County wines and small plates at Vine Tastings, located in Old Downtown Windsor.
Vine Tastings ripens appetites with a full menu of boutique Sonoma County wines and small appetizer plates for pairing and singular enjoyment. The friendly wine bar carries anywhere from eight to 10 different vino vintages from small local wineries, available by the flight, glass, or bottle. Guests can sip, swish, or slam dunk a variety of inebriating grape derivatives, such as the Branham 2007 chardonnay from Russian River Valley ($8 per glass), the Deux Amis 2007 pinot noir from Donnelly Creek Vineyards and Anderson Valley ($7 per glass), and the Et Cetera 2008 Sonoma County merlot ($6 per glass), or choose any three 2-ounce tastings for $10. Pair tipples with delicious charcuterie plates, or cheeses.
Bill and Cathy Fallis founded Vine Tastings to share their casual oenophilia with similarly minded sippers by cultivating an atmosphere of warm camaraderie with a large bar for socializing, or smaller tables and an outdoor patio for personal dining. The knowledgeable staff is eager to assist with any wine-related questions, such as where a specific vineyard is located or whether a bottle's parents were always supportive of its acting aspirations, and will even contact the vintner to produce answers.