Grapes naturally exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit's most drinkable state with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of wine and beer at Vino Lounge in Webster.
Vino Lounge touts a diverse libation selection, both domestic and imported, carrying more than 60 wines by the bottle, more than 20 wines by the glass, and a mélange of bottled beer. Snuggle up with sudoku next to a faux fire and let complex flavor notes of a glass of California-bred Crosby cabernet sauvignon engulf your taste buds ($7/glass, $19/bottle). A sparkling glass of the Italian import Zardetto prosecco brut emboldens aspiring sommeliers to toast each other ($7/glass).
With corks popping off bottles from Australia, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, and more, Vino Lounge is an international summit of wines, granting aficionados a passport-less daytrip to exotic vineyards via a bottle of German-import Blüfeld riesling ($18/bottle) or French-native Dom Bruner pinot noir ($20/bottle). Wine flights offer an indecisive imbiber the chance to sample three wines, such as the Sweet Flight, which groups together tastings of Binfield riesling, Canyon Oaks white zinfandel, Chauteau Manos Cadillac, and a bonus tasting of a tear-drenched lollipop vintage borrowed from the neighbor's kid ($14).
Bottled beers include microbrews such as the hop-heavy Mendocino White Hawk IPA ($3/bottle) and berry-flavored Wachusett blueberry ale ($3/bottle). Although not included with this Groupon, Vino Lounge also offers a menu from nearby Mozzeroni's Pizza and Pasta restaurant to complement its beverage treasury.
Situated at the long wooden bar, visitors to Vino Lounge browse a list of more than 30 wines by the bottle and 15 by the glass, each displayed along tall racks before their eyes. On the quiet patio, they dine and drink al fresco, perhaps pairing house-made sangria with food from sister business Marvin Mozzeroni's, which occupies the building's main level. The Messenger Post wrote that the semi-subterranean room "begs for visitors to sit down, relax and melt the work week away" by tossing their briefcases into the fireplace, while bartenders help even novice wine-drinkers "no longer fear wine."