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2400 Allen Street in Uptown
Dallas, Texas 75204

214-239-1990

State & Allen Kitchen+Bar is one of those Dallas neighborhood restaurants that's as real and as effortlessly fun as the people who frequent it.

A place for a quick cocktail, or impeccably prepared food accompanied by a selection from an impressive wine list.

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Wine Tasting: 4 Steps to Drinking Wine Like a Sommelier

State & Allen

At State & Allen, we love wine.

 

And we know our patrons love wine.

 

That’s why we offer Dallas wine specials on hand-selected wines from around the world. Reds, whites, sparklings, and roses – State & Allen has you covered!

 

And while many love the flavor of wine, knowing how to select the proper wine and how to sip it for optimum flavor is daunting. That’s why State & Allen is here with a few “tricks of the trade” to help you drink wine like the pros:

 

Step 1: Watch the Pour

As a wine ages, it will change colors, so often times, the color of the wine will give context to the wine's age. Red wines tend to lose vibrancy as they age, so watch the color as it’s poured to see how light or dark it is. For white wines, you’ll notice a golden color to indicate an older wine; watery yellow means it’s younger.

 

Step 2: Swirl the Wine

The main point of swirling a glass of wine is to help it breathe. Allowing a wine to oxygenate with help the flavor blossom and open up, making the wine taste better. Ready to learn the perfect swirl? Hold the glass by the stem and gently swirl it with your wrist, keeping your elbow still.

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Step 3: Smell the Wine

With hundreds of grape varieties out there, each wine or wine blend will have its own unique flavor and aroma. As you swirl, inhale and see if you smell anything particular in the wine. You can also take a small sip and deliver it to the back of our tongue and hold it there. This method will help the scent travel up to your olfactory bulbs in your nose for ease of smell and taste together.

 

Step 4: Savor Each Sip

Wine is meant to be savored. Sipping each glass slowly helps you take in the flavors and experience the full body each wine has to offer.

 

Ready to practice your wine tasting skills? Visit us at State & Allen this week for Dallas wine specials! With a fully stocked wine list, there is a wine for everyone!

Attention Ladies: Join us for Wine Down Wednesdays!

State & Allen

Wednesdays can be rough.

 

They don’t call it Hump Day for no reason. You started the week strong…but at this point you don’t know if you can take another 2 days of the work week. Ladies – it’s time to let your hair down and have a little fun!

 

Thankfully, State & Allen has the perfect solution to de-stress and unwind after a hectic Wednesday: Wine Down Wednesday!

 

What’s Wine Down Wednesday?!

 Join us each and every Wednesday at State & Allen and receive half off wine all. day. long. That’s right – red, white, blush – whatever wine you fancy, you get it half price. So basically, you get to drink twice as much wine without even breaking the bank! Score.

 

What are some of your most popular wines?!

Glad you asked! Wine Down Wednesday is the perfect opportunity to try some new wines you never would have tried otherwise. The Skyfall Cabernet is an excellent choice if you love red wine. We might also be partial to the Volver Tempranillo for its well-rounded finish and fruity undertones. And for our white wine drinkers – go for a glass of Swallow Riesling. It does not disappoint. As always, if you aren’t sure what to order, just tell your server what you like and he or she will be happy to direct you to the perfect wine.

 

Hint: The Wednesday lunch special is pretty good too.

 Since our Dallas wine specials last all day, why not join us for lunch too? Grab a glass of half price white wine, and then pair it with our Wednesday lunch special: Shrimp Fettuccine with a Creamy Fresno Sauce. It’s amazing, but don’t take our word for it.

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Looking forward to seeing you for Wine Down Wednesdays at State & Allen – with half off Dallas wine specials all day long!