The $5 glass of wine
Recently I've noticed restaurants that could be real wine snobs are offering $5 and $6 glasses of wine. I feel like this is a new phenomenon, brought on by the economy, but I could be wrong.
Juniors has a glass of Red Diamond Merlot, La Vielle Ferme Rhone, and Cielo Pinot Grigio for $5, with almost everything else $6 or $7.
Corks has nothing for $5 but several at $6, including a Lockwood California Sauvignon Blanc and a Rabbit Ridge Allure Paso Robles.
In contrast, the restaurant we ate at last night, where the focus is more on mixed drinks than wine, had less interesting wines by the glass for more money.
(Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/MCT)