Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can also be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of wines and spirits from across the world at Young's Fine Wines & Spirits, located on Plandome Road in Manhasset.
Boasting the largest selection of wines and spirits on Long Island, Young's features fermented grape juice from more than 15 countries and several hard-to-find liquors, from brandies to vodkas. Its abundant supply of French and Italian wines allows vino enthusiasts to choose the pick of the litter from the countries that have protected their vineyards with Tesla coils and deflector shields since the 12th century. Detect the ripe raspberries in the graceful Bois Martin Bordeaux Rouge ($19.99). European dismissers can choose wines from Chile, South Africa, Australia, or the smooth Luna Benegas cabernet ($13.99), produced from 60-year-old vines in Argentina. Celebrate American independence from King Arthur and his ruthless red-coated horses by sipping on the spicy, vanilla-tinged 2003 chardonnay ($11.99) from Washington's Columbia Crest. Imbibers searching for a non-grapey liquid can inspect Young's stock of spirits, such as Bushmills Black Bush Irish whiskey ($36.99), a dark-chocolate and raisin-based spirit, far tastier than mixing raisins, Hershey's bars, and boiling water in a bathtub.
Selling wine, cordials, and more since 1933, the Young's interior whelms winers with endless rows of shelves stocked with bottles of varying colors, sizes, and contents. If you'd rather not choose a drink by its label, the shop holds weekly wine tastings. The unpretentious, non-snooty staff at Young's will help every customer choose the best wine for each palate or meal, whether a silver platter topped with filet mignon or a paper plate of leftover Twinkies and ice pops.
Valid for in-store purchases only.