Wine is the Burton Gilliam of the beverage world, adding a touch of class and a sparkle of merriment to every social situation it encounters. Today's Groupon leads you directly to this esteemed potable. For $10, you get $20 worth of wine by the glass and dining platters at Vino 100 Milwaukee in the Third Ward. A smattering of sultry whites, reds, rosés, and more complement arrays of bite-sized edibles for petitely refined dining.
Vino 100 edifies any beveragist's wine-tooth with a collection of more than 150 pourable wines from around the world, neatly organized along the walls of wine racks and attractive bottle displays. A laid-back atmosphere of casual comforts is peppered with cozy tables and weekly live music, presenting the local sonic art scene whilst patrons attend to their rustic libations. Try a wide selection of wines by the glass, generally ranging from $6 to $12. Taste buds witness the varying subtleties, oaken aromas, and sophisticated effervescences that rouse the mind, feel out the mouth, and provide an elevated grape-juice experience.
Just as the glass is the measuring unit of wine, the platter is the standard unit of wine-food, hosting a round of complementary food platters such as the Mediterranean plate, antipasti plate, cheese plate, and the trio dip delight plate merging the likes of crab creole, bruschetta, hummus, spinach Florentine, and a zesty garlic and herb spread ($9.99–$18.95). Vino 100 proves that wine is and can continue to be a celebration of friends coming together over good food and the gentle hum of quiet funtoxication.
- The shop is clearly arranged to simply [sic] the wine-buying process. The bright space is wide open, with a few tables in the center, a tasting bar along the back wall and wines arranged in cubby holes along both walls; reds on the left, whites on the right...A selection of wines is available for tasting at all times...and there are usually two whites and two reds available for sale by the glass at about $6-$10...[the owner] says that the Vino 100 franchise offers advice, but he and his partner are free to choose the shop's wines, all of which are purchased from local distributors. – Bobby Tanzilo
- This place is definitely the gem of the Third Ward...Generous cheese plates, too...I love the cozy atmosphere, and a great place to meet with friends. – Kasey K., Yelp
You could call Vino 100 a wine boutique or a wine bar, but you might also view it as something of a wine library. Each bottle in the collection has been scrupulously cataloged according to the Wine Barometer system. Its tag decodes the complex flavors along two scales: flavor (dry to fruity) and body (light to full to solid). Buyers apply other selection criteria, too: the company guarantees it'll stock at least 100 bottles priced at $25 or less at all times, and that all those bottles will come from artisanal, limited-production wineries. Shoppers who can't wait to taste the evidence of the system's accuracy can take a bottle over to the wine bar for a small corking fee. Vino 100 also hosts wine classes and trivia nights to slake the thirst for knowledge.
Historic Third Ward
219 E Erie St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202Get Directions