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May 25, 2021 – Oenophiles, listen up! #NationalWineDay is on Tuesday, May 25 and we’ve rounded up our favorite wine bars, rooftops, PA wine lists, and even a whiskey to celebrate with a glass (or bottle). 

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Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City’s rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, offers an extensive wine selection (available by the glass or bottle) including sparkling prosecco and rosés, and a bevy of reds and whites — perfect for sipping on the chic rooftop this summer. Additionally, two of the more coveted cocktails on the menu are  Frosé ($14), consisting of rosé, Cocchia Rosa, dry vermouth, strawberry, and lemon, and  Sunshine ($15) composed of Tito’s vodka, mango, lemongrass ginger tea, lemon, and sparkling rosé. 

Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday 4 – 9 pm   

1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2723 | 

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East Passyunk Avenue is home to over 150 independently owned businesses in South Philadelphia, including Barcelona Wine Bar, a tapas restaurant with an award-winning wine selection boasting one of the largest Spanish wine programs in the United States with restaurants all over the country. Sip on sparkling rosés, crisp whites, and bold reds at their expansive indoor space, or verdant, outdoor garden set-up during dinner service on National Wine Day, Tuesday, May 25. 

1904 E. Passyunk Avenue | 

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Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard,” is a staple in the oenophilia community for their vast selection of world-wide wines sold by the bottle at their impressive bottle shop, or by the glass at Jet Wine Garden, Jet Wine Bar’s adjacent outdoor oasis, available for sipping in celebration of National Wine Day on Tuesday, May 25 from 4 – 9pm. Some of Jet Wine Bar’s impressive collection of specialty wines include the hard-to-find Leb Nat Gold and Leb Nat Ruby from Couvent Rouge in Lebanon — available in limited supply, sold by the bottle at the bottle shop and wine garden.

In addition, Jet Wine Bar offers gift packages such as Orange is the New Wine and Rosé All Day, each including three bottles of carefully curated wines, available for purchase online. 

Wine connoisseurs and amateur sommeliers can sign up for Jet Wine Bar’s new Wine Club, featuring priority access to in-person and virtual tastings, access to exclusive blogs, and notifications on rare finds, discounts, and specials.

For information on how to join the wine club, or to peruse the global wine selection, click here.

1525 South St. | 215.735.1116 | 

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New Liberty Distillery, the South Kensington craft distillery and home to award-winning spirit lines such as the revived heritage Kinsey brand, has a small-batch wine-infused whiskey for imbibers to sip this National Wine Day with The Kinsey Zinfandel Cask. A 53-gallon wine barrel from Calistoga, CA that previously held Zinfandel was filled with Kinsey American Whiskey — imparting notes of jam, stone fruit, black pepper, and tobacco into classic Kinsey whiskey that is sure to impress all wine and whiskey lovers.

This limited edition craft spirit can be purchased online here, or on-site at New Liberty Distillery during opening hours of 12 – 5 pm. 

New Liberty Distillery | 1431 Cadwallader St. | 267.928.4650 | 

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Red Owl Tavern, the neighborly yet sophisticated tavern located by Independence Mall, offers imbibers a chance to enjoy high-end wines at a discounted cost with their Monday and Tuesday 1/2 off Wine Bottles promotion from 12 – 7pm. Guests are welcome to choose from a vast array of wines — both for enjoying onsite outdoors, or to-go with 50% off more than 30 bottles ranging from $20-$350, and include white, red and sparkling wines.  

Red Owl Tavern officially re-opened for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining; welcoming guests for lunch and dinner service on the expansive and socially-distanced patio seating area – perfect for overlooking historic Philadelphia while enjoying a glass (or bottle) of wine.

Hours of operation include Monday through Friday 8am – 11am, 12pm – 9pm, Saturday 8am – 10pm and Sunday 8am – 4:30pm.

433 Chestnut Street | 215.923.2267 | 

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Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, boasts an all-new  Pennsylvania-focused wine program, highlighting the many esteemed wineries and winemakers in the region. Eighty percent of wines by the glass are now from Pennsylvania in an effort to support small businesses and educate guests on local wines. Highlights of the new menu include a Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Carmine Rosé from Wayvine Estate in Nottingham, PA and Merlot from Penns Woods in Chadds Ford, PA.

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | 

Sunshine Assembly Rooftop Lounge







-Kali Lauer