So the guys at Vino Vino (4119 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78751) are, for some reason I do not understand and yet heartily applaud, free pouring sparkling wine tomorrow, from 1pm until every bottle in the place runs dry (or 5pm, whichever comes first).
And when I say free pouring, I mean FREE. No money, unlimited bubbly. Seriously.
They’re also pouring off all their sweet wines. I hope this does not mean that they’re giving up on their Exceptionally Progressive Sparkling Wine Program and trying to ditch all their inventory in one fell swoop, because that would make me sad.
I was over there the other night and enjoyed a gorgeous pink sparkler, the Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose if I remember correctly, for only $20. (Sorry, no tasting notes, but the perlage was positively minute and the wine was delicious.) Service was a delight and the prosciutto sandwich was lip-smacking.
Vino Vino’s wine selection is wonderful and whimsical, and they offer 15% off of any six bottles of still wine you buy and 10% off any six of sparkling. Because their markup on sparkling wine is so low. Because they really want you, their valued customer, to discover the wide, wonderful world of bubbly.
I’ll be drinking stars tomorrow. Will you?