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Susan Axelrod

Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. By day, she is an online content producer for mainetoday.com and the Portland Press Herald. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs, preferably followed by a cocktail. Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod@mainetoday.com On Twitter: @susansaxelrod

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Posted: October 26, 2013

Cheapskates wine guide: 8 Portland places for deals on wine

Written by: Susan Axelrod - staff writer - saxelrod@mainetoday.com

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Happy Hour drink specials abound in Portland. However, if your preferred way to wind down after work is with a glass of prosecco or pinot noir, several restaurants in the city have great deals just for you.

At Blue Spoon on Munjoy Hill, “Wine Time” is from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with a glass each of red and white offered at the bargain-basement price of $2.50. At East Ender on Middle Street, every bottle on the list is half price on Wednesdays, while downtown at MJ’s, the new wine bar at One City Center (very conveniently, right downstairs from our newsroom), a selection of reds, whites and sparkling wines is $5 glass on weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m.

Use this handy map as your budget friendly, wine-drinkers guide to Portland. And do let us know in the comments if there are places that should be added.

BLUE SPOON

89 Congress St. | 207-773-1116 | bluespoonme.com
Wine Time: Mon.-Sat. 4:30-6 pm one red and one white wine $2.50/glass

EAST ENDER

47 Middle St. | 207-879-7669 | eastenderportland.com
Half-price off every bottle on the list on Wednesdays

THE NORTH POINT

35 Silver St. | 207-899-3778 | northpointportland.com
Half-price bottles Mondays 4-6 pm

VIGNOLA CINQUE TERRE

10 Dana St. | 207-772-1330 | vignolamaine.com
Wine Hour: Half-off bottle list, Monday-Friday 5-6 pm

MJ’S WINE BAR

One City Center | 207-653-6278 | onecitywines.com
$5 Wines by the glass: Monday-Friday 4-6 p,

BONOBO PIZZA

46 Pine St. | 207-347-8267 | bonobopizza.com
Half-price wine: Mondays

Dock Fore

336 Fore Street | 207-772-8619
$1 off glasses of wine from 3-7 daily

Petite Jacqueline

190 State Street | 207-553-7044 | bistropj.com
Glasses of wine half-off from 5-6 pm daily and 10-11 pm on Friday and Saturday

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