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Bar Exam: The what, where and why of Orlando drinking spots

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Quantum Leap Winery

Address/phone/web:
1312 Wilfred Drive; 407-730-3082; quantumleapwinery.com

After work or after hours?
After work. They’re usually only open until 7 p.m.

Beer/wine or liquor too?
Wine only

Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
☐ make ’em strong and keep ’em coming
(X) wine list (5 choices or more)
☐ craft beer
☐ beer: the usual suspects
☐ wide selection of bottles (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food?
☐Y
(X) N
The exception: On Wine Down Fridays (the second Friday of every month), there are food trucks and live music.

Smoking allowed?   
☐Y
(X) N

Outside drinking:
(X) Y
☐ N  
There’s a nicely shaded patio.

Dog-friendly?  
☐Y
(X) N

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad?
Not bad

TVs?
☐Y
(X) N  

Loud music or background music?  
Background: tinkly, classy, jazzy, acoustic-y stuff

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☐ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☐ shuffleboard
☐ other:

Essay question: Why should I drink here?   
It’s a sophisticated space with a nifty cork floor and a deep front porch. Their flights are reasonably priced and somewhat of a novelty, since much of the wine is served on tap. Knowledgeable guides will help you explore their locally bottled, sustainable wine. Plus, a portion of the sale of every bottle of Kaley’s Rescue Red Blend supports the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

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