Enjoy The Mystery of Italy With These Complex Wines At SOHO!

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SOHO is continuing our celebration of our favorite wines from Italy!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday September 21st, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, September 28th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Castello di Neive Barbera D’Asti from Alba.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Deep ruby red, intense aromas of black fruits and licorice complement chocolate, mocha, and hints of Ti-Tree oil. Great acidity and well integrated oak lead to great structure and a long finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Fontanafredda Ebbio Nebbiolo from Langhe, DOC.  The wine is described as,

Color: Deep ruby red with violet highlights.  Aroma: Complex nose with traces of withered flowers, such as roses and, geraniums.  Taste: Warm, soft, and inviting, with velvety tannins, great balance and a lingering finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Tenuta Marsiliana Birillo from Manciano, Maremma. The winemaker says,

“Birillo is the epitome of a joyful, fruity wine made from cabernet sauvignon and merlot.  The deep, brilliant violet in the glass has a mysterious smoothness that characterizes the nose with aromas of jam and strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, Mediterranean herbs, and black olives. The tannins are balanced with its agility and with lightly toasted notes that accompany the prevailing density of its fruit, until the final flavorful, refreshing sip.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created tapas plates for each of the wines!

2012 Castello di Neive Barbera D’Asti
100% Barbera
Paired with: Housemade Ricotta Trio on Toast with Red Pepper, Mint & Saffron

2014 Fontanafredda Ebbio Nebbiolo
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Piedmontese Beef, Toma Cheese Sauce, Parker House Roll

2011 Tenuta Marsiliana Birillo
Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
Paired with: Sautéed Calamari, Tomatoes, & Capers, Fregola Sarda Pasta

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

Come celebrate Italy with us!

The Next Best Thing To Being In Italy Is Flight Night At SOHO!

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SOHO continues our tour of lovely wineries from various regions in Italy!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday September 14th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, September 20th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Antinori Castello della Sala Chardonnay from Umbria IGT.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“A brilliant yellow in color with greenish highlights, the wine shows fresh and complex aromas with delicate notes of tropical fruit such as pineapple and of citrus fruit, hazelnut butter, and vanilla. It is a wine of good structure, elegance, and a mineral character perceptible in its vibrant and balanced acidity, well fused with the notes of fruit.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Le Volte Dell ’Ornellaia from Bolgheri. The wine is described as,

“The late ripening of the grapes have made it possible to express the crispness and freshness of the fruit to best effect. What is striking is the high quality of the tannins on the palate: silky, refined and without any sharp edges, albeit with a lower density than in hotter vintages. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is a balanced, harmonious and very drinkable wine thanks in particular to the beautiful Merlots of 2014.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Querciabella Mongrana from Toscana IGT. The winemaker says,

“A very hot summer with drought-like conditions followed by heavy rainfall shortly before harvest led to excellent grape maturation in 2012. Harvest took place between late August and early September. This vintage produced well-proportioned wines: fruit-forward without excessive alcohol content.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created tapas plates for each of the wines!

2014 Antinori Castello della Sala
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Pork Belly, Champagne Grapes

2014 Le Volte Dell ’Ornellaia
70% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Braised Oxtail Pot Pie

2012 Querciabella Mongrana
50% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Finocchiona Flatbread

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Italian Wines Hold A Special Place In SOHO’s Heart…Viva l’Italia!

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Happy Fall, everyone!  SOHO is especially pleased to celebrate the amazing wines of Italy during the month of September for our Flight Nights.  The owners, Frank and Susan Smith were married in Italy, and vacation there yearly!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday September 7th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, September 13th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 IL Poggione Lo Sbrancato Sangiovese Rosato from Montalcino. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Rose color; on the nose it shows floral flavors, red fruits – strawberries, raspberries and spices. On the palate, its body and freshness make it an excellent rose with the freshness of a young Sangiovese.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Viberti Giovanni Lange Nebbiolo from Nebbiolo. The wine is described as,

“Colour: light ruby red.  Bouquet: mature red fruit flavour with evident notes of cherries.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Brancatelli “Valle Brancatelli “Valle delle Stelle” from Tuscany. The winemaker says,

“Color: Deep ruby, intense violet hues.  Aroma: Intense, characterized by fruity hints of cherry and floral notes and spices.  Taste: Harmonious, pleasant, elegant, with good soft texture and long finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created tapas plates for each of the wines!

2015 IL Poggione Lo Sbrancato Sangiovese Rosato
100% Sangiovese
Paired with: Prosciutto and Melon Tacos

2012 Viberti Giovanni Lange Nebbiolo
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Mushroom Ravioli, Nebbiolo Wine Sauce

2013 Brancatelli “Valle Brancatelli “Valle delle Stelle”
80% Cabernet, 20% Cab Franc
Paired with: Seared Elk Carpaccio, Castelvetrano Olive Sauce

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Saving The Best Wines Of Sonoma For Last!

Labor Day brings the celebration of the end of Summer in Atlanta, even though our heat wave continues!  SOHO begins to look towards Fall with eager anticipation, and we delight in sharing the delicious wines of Sonoma for our Flight Night this week!  It begins on Wednesday August 31st, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, September 6th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Domaine Anderson Chardonnay from Anderson Valley. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“… beautiful aromas of peach and quince with hints of white flowers and spicy oak. The wine is sleek and focused as it expands into the mid-palate with a gentle, creamy richness. Its volume is restrained and enhanced by balanced acidity throughout. Finishes with flavors of tangerine and lemon zest. The wine is very elegant and surprisingly versatile.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Emeritus Halberg Ranch Pinot Noir from Russian River. The wine is described as,

“Our Hallberg Ranch pinot noir is both luscious and restrained in nature.  Cool, red fruit and spice shape this balanced, medium-bodied wine. The 2013 vintage possesses both finesse and power with layers of berry, forest floor and oak spice. The wine is graceful with new world qualities and a character reminiscent of old-world charm.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Trig Point Diamond Dust Merlot from Knights Valley . The winemaker says,

“The Diamond Dust Vineyard, located just north of Healdsburg, produces marvelously rich and supple Merlot.  The micro-climate is of critical importance. Summer mornings are usually foggy and very cool but warm sunshine follows and mid-90’s temperatures are common in the afternoons. Most evenings the fog rolls in again and the vineyards cool down to the mid-40s.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created tapas plates for each of the wines!

2012 Domaine Anderson Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Trout Meunière, Potatoes, Green Beans, Hazelnuts

2013 Emeritus Halberg Ranch Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Red Wine Braised Chicken Thighs, Polenta, Parsley

2013 Trig Point Diamond Dust Merlot
100% Merlot
Paired with: Beef Bresaola, Mushroom Salad, Porcini Powder, Parmigiano-Reggiano

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

Have a great Labor Day, everyone, and we’ll see you soon!

Sonoma’s Bold Personality Shines In The Wine At SOHO!

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As we finish out August in Atlanta, SOHO celebrates the intriguing wines of Sonoma for our Flight Nights! This week begins on Wednesday August 24th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 30th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 MacRostie Chardonnay from Sonoma County. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“The wine is pale straw gold in color.  Lemon peel, green melon rind and  young pineapple aromas introduce this wine to the nose. The palate follows, soft and smooth, with just a touch of lemon pith structure. There is pronounced weight in the mid palate with a unique mineral personality that will leave you thinking of a fresh lemon infused olive oil.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma Coast. The wine is described as,

“Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is intense with aromas of dark cherry and red plum. Notes of violet and blueberry jam come through on the mid palate along with nuanced spice and licorice. The concentrated mouth feel and soft tannins are a testament to this great vintage, coating the palate with a lingering red fruit finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Knights Valley . The winemaker says,

“This deeply colored Cabernet is bursting with aromas of spicy dark plum and crushed blackberries with a hint of blueberry. The complex layers of spice and chocolate on the palate are framed in rich, velvety tannins with a long lingering finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Jeff Sigler, has created tapas plates for each of the wines!

2014 MacRostie Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Fried Oysters, Citrus Butter, Dill

2012 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon
87% Cabernet, 8% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbac
Smoked Duck Breast, Cocoa Nibs, Fruit Compote

2013 Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
90% Cabernet, 10% Malbac
Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Tomato, Goat Cheese, Polenta

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

Revel In The Intrigue Of Sonoma Wines At SOHO!

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As August brings cooler temperatures, SOHO celebrates the intriguing wines of Sonoma for our Flight Nights! This week begins on Wednesday August 17th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 23rd!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Au Contraire Pinot Gris from Sonoma County. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“ Color: Medium lemon. Aroma: Layers of floral notes are accented by intense and fresh citrus fruit and a hint of spice. Taste: Crisp acidity and a clean, refreshing mouthfeel.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Sean Minor Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. The wine is described as,

“Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with rich aromas of plum, cherry, green tea and a slight clove spice. On entry, the wine has a lean entry with rich and sweet cherry and plum flavors framed by vanilla and oak notes throughout the mid-palate. The spicy finish lingers on the palate.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County . The winemaker says,

“Fortress delivers aromas of dark fruit, mocha and baking spices on the nose. The palate exhibits well integrated tannins that complement the subtle earthy flavors of pomegranate, blackberry and sweet pipe tobacco. With a rich, opulent mouth feel, Fortress is an approachable wine with a silky, lush finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine!

2014 Au Contraire Pinot Gris                                                                                                              100% Pinot Gris                                                                                                                                       Paired with Smoked Scallop, Diced Georgia Peach, Old Bay

2013 Sean Minor Pinot Noir                                                                                                                  100% Pinot Noir                                                                                                                                      Paired with Housemade Duck Cotechino, Poached Duck Egg, Smooth Chimichurri

2012 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon                                                                                                     82% Cabernet, 7% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 3% Cab Franc                                         Paired with Pork Cheek Sugo, Piquillo Peppers, Pappadelle Pasta

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

Celebrate the Glorious Vino of Sonoma Wine Country at SOHO!

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As we continue into August, SOHO is celebrating the delicious wines of Sonoma for our Flight Nights!  This week begins on Wednesday August 10th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 16th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Benziger Chardonnay from Sonoma .  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Our Sonoma County Chardonnay is a vibrant, engaging wine that bursts with mouth-watering fruit and lively acid. Flavors of apple, pear, citrus and ripe apricot engage the palate, while subtle, creamy hints of butter and meringue unfold. The final presentation is a luscious finish, leaving the palate refreshed and wanting more.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Bench Knights Valley Merlot from Knights Valley.   The wine is described as,

“Brilliant ruby red hue, the nose is expressive with cherry cream, blackberry reduction and cedar. The palate is creamy and lush, flavors of pie crust, dark forest fruits and tangy marion berries meld together on a lasting, elegant finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Roth Estates Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley .  The winemaker says,

“… complex aromas of black fruits intertwined with vanilla bean, tobacco leaf and black olive. The entry is soft with supple tannins and a full body. It displays a medley of flavors with black currant, blackberry, plum, black olive and herbs in the forefront, but has subtle notes of spices and cedar that offer a wonderfully balanced and lingering finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine!

2013 Benziger Chardonnay                                                                                                              100% Chardonnay
Paired with: House Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Salad

2013 Bench Knights Valley Merlot
100% Merlot
Paired with: Grilled Pork Loin, Roasted Carrots, Zahtar Yogurt

2013 Roth Estates Cabernet Sauvignon                                                                                             7% Cabernet, 10% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot                                            Paired with: Red Wine Poached Chorizo, Shaved Onion, Parlsey

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

SOHO’s Flight Nights Get Back On Home Soil With Wines From Sonoma!

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For the month of August, SOHO is bringing it back to the USA!  We will  be celebrating the glorious wines of Sonoma for our Flight Nights!  This week begins on Wednesday August 3rd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 9th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Quivira Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma .  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“The 2013 melds Old World style Sauvignon Blanc with the New World.  It’s round and plump, yet finishes with cleansing acidity. Notes of herbs and some signature grassiness are apparent on entry, flowing into flavors of tropical fruits, lime and gooseberries.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Chalk Hill Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast.   The wine is described as,

“Dense aromas of raspberry, cherry cola, forest floor and juniper berry entice the senses as this 2014 Pinot Noir opens in the glass. On the palate, the wine showcases similar red fruit flavors of raspberry and maraschino cherry, but with the additional notes of dill, smoke and crème brûlée.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Chateau St Jean Cabernet from Sonoma.  The winemaker says,

“… vivid aromas of blackberry and boysenberry fruit along with brown spice notes clove and nutmeg. The nose leads to a generous, well-structured wine with a ripe fruit core and warm vanilla crème. The rich and flavorful palate has smooth tannins and a lingering finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine!

2013 Quivira Sauvignon Blanc                                                                                                        100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Watermelon Salad, Feta Cheese, Cilantro, Lime, Black Pepper Vinaigrette

2014 Chalk Hill Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Red Wine Braised Pork and Napa Cabbage Wrap, Green Apple & Scallion Soubise

2012 Chateau St Jean Cabernet                                                                                                       100% Cabernet                                                                                                                                         Paired with: Fried Quail, Pancakes, Blueberry Sauce, Ras el Hanout

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

Au Revoir, France! The Sun Sets On Our Tour Of French Wines at SOHO!

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As the month of July finishes, SOHO will celebrate the lovely and diverse wines of France for its Flight Nights!  This week begins on Wednesday, July 27th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 2nd!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Maison Louis LaTour “Le Grande Roche”, Burgundy.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Of a bright, light golden color, our Montagny 1er Cru “La Grande Roche” 2014 has a complex nose with peach aromas and hints of muscat. Ample and floral in the mouth, it reveals iodine and peppery notes. A lot of freshness on the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Romain Duvernay Gigondas, from Rhone.   The wine is described as,

“Comprised of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, it knocks it out of the park on the nose, with loads of exotic spices, pepper, eucalyptus and sweet berry fruit-like notions all emerging from the glass. Medium-bodied, fresh and classically-styled on the palate, with good overall focus and high drinkability, it is upfront and ready to go.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Château Peyfaures Bordeaux Supérieur from Bordeaux .  The winemaker says,

“A sleeper of the vintage by producer Nicole Godeau, this blend of 85% Merlot and the rest the 2 cabernets displays elegance, purity, surprising density for a generic wine and plenty of black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with some loamy soil notes and underbrush.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Maison Louis LaTour “Le Grande Roche”, Burgundy
Chardonnay
Paired with: Pickled Shrimp, Old Bay Spice, Diced Tomatoes and Scallion

2011 Romain Duvernay Gigondas
85% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Paired with: Ratatouille Flatbread, Black Olive Purée, Basil

2010 Château Peyfaures Bordeaux Supérieur                                                                                      85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet, 7% Cabernet Franc                                                                              Paired with: Bresaola, Mustard Sauce, Pickled Shallot, Arugula Salad

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

Explore The Mystique of French Wine Country at SOHO!

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Continuing into the month of July, SOHO will celebrate the lovely and diverse wines of France for its Flight Nights!  This week begins on Wednesday, July 20th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, July 26th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Ch. L’Hospitalet Grand Vin White from Languedoc, la Clape.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“A pale yellowish gold color. Powerful, fresh bouquet. Aromas of citrus fruit, white fruits (pear and quince), garrigue and aniseed, and notes of grilled hazelnuts. Very fine and mineral on the palate, with hints of white pepper and flint. Very fresh in the finish with notes of acacia honey.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Puydeval from Pays d’Oc .  The wine is described as,

“Big, rich, concentrated and intense. A ripe, polished and well-balanced wine, offering spicy aromas of black cherry and blackberry, with hints of anise, and just a touch of earthy character.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Chateau Loudenne.  The winemaker says,

“A beautiful deep color. An intensive and complex nose of red fruits with toasted and vanilla notes. The attack is straight and round, the mouth is structured and ample with a long-lasting finish. A beautiful wine with a good ageing potential.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine.

2011 Ch. L’Hospitalet Grand Vin White 
Vermentino, Roussanne, Viognier Bourboulenc
Paired with: Seared Scallop, Orange Segments, Artisan Greens, Fennel Pollen Dust

2013 Puydeval from Pays d’Oc
58% Cabernet Franc, 28% Syrah,
Paired with: Pork Rillettes, Pickled Peaches, Toast Points

2009 Chateau Loudenne
Médoc
Paired with: Lamb Tenderloin, Provençal Vegetables, Black Olive Purée

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).