Winemaking is a meticulous craft, requiring expert oenologists to bombard famously stoic grapes with chopped onions, tickling, and viewings of Beaches until they weep out their sweet juices. Taste the tearful fruits of their labor with today's Groupon to Wine.com. Wine availability and prices vary by state. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of wine and wine gifts.
- For $40, you get $80 worth of wine and wine gifts.
Orders placed on or before December 19 using standard shipping will be received no later than December 23.
The virtual vintage experts at Wine.com have assembled an all-star wine lineup of easily adoptable bottle options (most wines cost $19.99–$39.99/bottle, on average). Those who prefer lighter quaffs will delight in a fine white wine such as the Conundrum 2010, a California offering with grapes from Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Tulare counties. Or opt for a spicy sip of Conn Creek 2007 cabernet sauvignon, whose aromas of sandalwood, hazelnut, and cocoa and cheerful flavor disposition earned it 93 points from Wine Enthusiast and ardent microscopic high-fives from appreciative taste buds. The BV Century Cellars Duet red wine gift basket delights taste buds with a cabernet sauvignon and a merlot from Beaulieu Vineyards, paired with sausage, cheese, crackers, chocolate, and more ($59.99). Enhance the diversity of wine stockpiles with the Quintessential Reds wine gift collection, including varietals from France, Italy, Argentina, Chile, Australia, and Spain ($99.99).
Wine.com focuses on educating its consumers, understanding that if you give a man a glass of wine, he will sip, but if you teach him how to shop for wine, he will become much more interesting at dinner parties. Each bottle listing is accompanied by a comprehensive flavor profile with information on how it was processed, notes from the winemaker, and any juicy grape-related gossip about which vines were cross-cultured to produce it.