True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
$29 for a Wine and Chocolate Gift Box ($65 Value)
When recipients untie the handmade red bow, the specialty gift box opens to reveal a wine bottle hand-dipped in chocolate and two stemless 15-ounce wine glasses. Because the bottle is wrapped in cellophane, the chocolate can be broken off the bottle with a simple pull of the tabs. The decadent gift playfully merges the classic pairing for a present that was listed as a top 10 gift item in Wine Enthusiast and featured in various publications. Tasting notes and suggested food pairings also are included. Choose from the following options:
- A First Vineyard Reserve dipped in a dark, full-bodied chocolate tinged with a special wine flavoring
- A Sweet Riverbend Red dipped in a wine-flavored milk chocolate
Chrisman Mill Vineyards
With its rustic architecture and soft, rolling hills of vines, Chrisman Mill Vineyards brings a little taste of Tuscany to the Bluegrass State. Amidst hand-painted murals of Tuscan landscapes, guests in the tasting room pair ciccetti, or Italian tapas, with sips of local wine made from the best Kentucky grapes. The laid-back environment encourages visitors to savor the small pleasures in life, as do the staff, who entertain with amusing anecdotes and enlightening descriptions of how each wine is made. At the winery in Hamburg Pavilion, guests can also browse Kentucky-made goods as well as more than a thousand winery gift items, including customized gift baskets.