INDIANAPOLIS – Inexpensive wines from local drugstores can be convenient, but you truly haven’t lived until you’ve tried an award-winning glass.
Sure, they may require you to fork over a little more cash, but within one glass, you can get a taste of culture as some of Indy’s award-winning wines are from all over the world.
Here are some of the city’s restaurants with wines you’ve got to try:
Tastings – A Wine Experience | 50 W. Washington Street | TastingsBar.com
In the heart of downtown Indy nestled under the Indianapolis Artsgarten, you’ll find great tasting, but inexpensive food and wine choices. You can experience more than 200 wines by the taste, glass or bottle. If you’re on the go, you might spot the Tastings Vintage Wine Truck at private and community events.
The Capital Grille | 40 W. Washington Street | thecapitalgrille.com
Everyone from high-profile celebrities to your next-door neighbors can be found at The Capital Grille where over 350 world-class wine selections are offered. Wines come from all over the world and pair well with The Capital Grille’s steaks and seafood.
Morton’s Steakhouse | 41 E. Washington Street | mortons.com
The menu may have an expensive taste, but anything from Morton’s sure is worth it. More than 200 selections of wine will be at your fingertips. Most locations have a Certified Sommelier on staff who can pour you a glass while giving a bit of education throughout your visit.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room | 30 S. Meridian Street | theoceanaire.com
Nothing brings out the flavor of fresh seafood like wine. You’ll have the choice of sparkling, white, rose, red, “wild whites,” zinfandel and other classics. If you’re on a budget, catch their happy hour specials Monday-Friday and on Sundays.
Fogo de Chao | 117 E. Washington Street | fogodechao.com
Sure, they’re known for their Brazilian heritage, fire-roasted steaks and well-marinated chops, but Fogo de Chao has an impressive list of award-winning wines. Inspired by South American culture, you’ll have the chance to taste beverages from Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
You can see more wine award winners from the city from Wine Spectator by clicking here.