Wine can function as a social lubricant and conversation starter, especially if you slowly fill the room with it. Uncork a good time with this Groupon.
$30.99 for a Three-Winery Wine Tasting for Two and Three Bottles of Wine ($66 Value)
Pairs taste fine-wine selections from three local Kirkland wineries—Northwest Cellars, Skylite Cellars, and Waving Tree Winery. After tastings, attendees receive three bottles to take home: the full-bodied Northwest Cellars 2011 chardonnay, the Skylite Cellars Red Hiney blend—a smooth combination of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and syrah—and the spicy Waving Tree Rivergazer, a red blend with notes of vanilla. Tasting rooms are open 3 p.m.–7 p.m. on Fridays, noon–6 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon–5 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are not required.
Northwest Cellars, Skylite Cellars, and Waving Tree Winery
The story of family-owned and operated winery, Northwest Cellars, began nearly 12 years ago, when Bob Delf received a custom-labeled bottle of wine that was so repugnant he poured it straight down the drain. This was troubling, especially given Bob's experiences growing up in a family of wine importers and distributors. Determined to raise the bar, Bob founded Northwest Cellars, where today he creates award-winning wines with grapes grown at vineyards across Washington state.