I hate to sound snobby here, but I consider myself slightly uppity when it comes to wines. I spent two weeks in Italy and all of the sudden, poof! I am a wine connoisseur. This brings us to date night. Yes, I made that far of a leap here. It was a typical happy hour with my co-workers (that typically lasts anywhere from 5-7 hours) and I was getting hungry. I grabbed my wife by the hand and we made our way to one of the most fabulous places I have eaten in a while.
Max's Wine Dive. The atmosphere was absolutely spectacular. Dark walls, perfect mood lighting, and eye popping neon wall art of famous musicians. I couldn't have asked for a cooler place to go to eat. Atmosphere aside, the most eye popping thing about Max's Wine Dive is the incredibly generous food portions. My fried egg sandwich took up the whole table! Well half of it at least. To top the generous portion I was given, the taste was amazing. Delicious! I even took some of my wife's country fried chicken breast!
Now let's talk about the wine. Great hard to find in store selections available. My wife and I grabbed a bottle of the only Malbec they had on the menu. Here is where my uppityness comes into play. The bottle was a screw top bottle. When I was comparing the price to how the wine was bottled, I was a little taken a back. After taking a sip of the Rio Diamante Malbec 2013, I was sold. The wine tasted full with a great spice kick like a Malbec should have. I still couldn't believe it was a screw top wine though so I had to talk to an employee about this. Whether or not this is true, he said that the screw top wine had no impact on the wine. If it did have an impact, it would help its flavor and that sometimes corks will actually ruin a wine. We thought this was so interesting. All in all it was a great time and we really recommend this place for date nights and I can't wait to go back for brunch!
Where will you be taking your lady for date night?