Drinking wine is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and two feet taller than they actually are. Today’s Groupon prolongs the non-truths: for $15, two people can enjoy a wine tasting (a $30 value) at Vintner's Cellar of Royal Oak, located in the heart of downtown Royal Oak. This Groupon expires on June 30, 2010. Please schedule your tasting 24 hours in advance so that the wine has a chance to put some clothes on.
Fueled by the passion of winemaker and obsessive-compulsive grape-stomper Lisa Berry, Vintner's Cellar offers several wines fermented in Royal Oak. During your tasting, you'll get to sample five different wines from a diverse range of red, white, fruit, and specialty libations. You'll also get to snack on cheese, crackers, grapes, and crackery grapecheese creations while soaking in the lively décor of intermingling dark and vivid tones like a sponge tuxedo. The wine tasting is good for two people, so buddy up or carefully wheel a frenemy's bed to the cellar before he or she wakes up.
Unlike tequila shots and shotgunned root-beer floats, wine is a slow sip, making it the rightful libation of artful contemplation. Plus, wine can help reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and the progression of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. At Vintner's Cellar of Royal Oak, you’ll toast to health while enjoying a toasty buzz that, for once, doesn't emanate from a space heater. Vintner's is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Urbane Life, a local blog, recently featured Vintner's Cellar:
- My visit to Vintner’s included a sample of a delicious Pear Ice Wine, the “Bellissima” red wine, and a chocolate port; I went home with the Bellissima, chocolate port, and the seasonal Cranberry shiraz, all of which were hits at the family Thanksgiving dinner. – GirlyDrinks
- Their dessert ice wine and chocolate cherry wines were amazing. – Henry B., Yelp
- I have never been interested in fruit wines before, but was really impressed with the peach chardonay [sic], black currant merlot, raspberry zinfandel and the chocolate tart cherry. Also thought the pinot grigio was wonderfully smooth, compared to those in stores. – Lori W., Yelp