Kelly O

Description: Smash is a wine bar and eatery that occupies the ground-level retail space of a residential building in Wallingford.

Let's play a game!: Each of the next three sections has three wine-tasting terms actually used by sommeliers and one fictional term. Can you spot the fake?

Wine-flavor nuances: Buttery, salami sandwich, bubble gum, concrete.

Spoiled-wine characteristics: Thrift-store wig, Band-Aids, sweaty saddle, kerosene.

Wine-body descriptors: Angular, chewy, nervous, pointy.

Phony answers: Salami sandwich, thrift-store wig, pointy.

Happy hours: Mon–Fri 5–6:30 pm, Sun 5–10 pm.

Happy-hour drink specials: $3.75 bottles of beer, an assortment of $5.95 treats (such as select wine, sangria, and well drinks), and $6 specialty martinis (like the Chocolate Manhattan).

Happy-hour food specials: $5.95 duck and shiitake spring rolls, $8.95 smoked-mozzarella ravioli with pink vodka tomato sauce, and more.