Beer, Wine & Spirits in California

Beer-Tasting Session with Take-Home Glass for Two or Four at Groundswell Brewing Company (Up to 45% Off)

Groundswell Brewing Company

San Diego

Sample a flight of beers before ordering a full pint of one; styles include West Coast White IPA, Tropical Hefeweizen, and ginger saison

$32 $18

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Wine-Tasting Class for Two with One Bottle of Wine, or Two Bottles of Pinot Noir at Coterie Cellars (Up to 69% Off)

Coterie Cellars

South San Jose

Sample cheese while learning about wines’ provenance and flavors, or winery ships two bottles of a pinot noir with notes of plum and cherry

$70 $28

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Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 58% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge’s winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$100 $42

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Wine and Small Plates for Two or Four at Revolution Wines (Up to 51% Off)

Revolution Wines

Central Sacramento

Urban winery pours out glasses of artisan red and white wines that are paired with small artisan plates of seasonal bistro fare

$40 $20

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Bottle Your Own Wine Vintage Plus Custom Labels or Wine Tasting at Canyon Crest Winery (Up to 40% Off)

Canyon Crest Winery

Riverside

Create your own vintage and custom labels or head to the wine bar to sip everything from a California Cabernet to an Italian Pinot Grigio

$149 $99

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Admission for One or Two to Newport Beach Fashion Week Presented by EXOTIC on December 21 (Up to 54% Off)

Newport Beach Fashion Week Presented by EXOTIC Fashion Magazine

Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport

Inside the luxe confines of the Hilton Irvine, models strut down the runway in of-the-moment designs

$60 $30

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Beer- or Wine-Making Class for One or Two at Barley & Wine (Up to 64% Off)

Barley & Wine

Modesto

Beer- and wine-making classes dive into topics ranging from proper equipment to choice of grapes and hops

$25 $10

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Gennaro’s Ristorante (Up to 55% Off)

Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

Sample four local and international wines from the frequently changing tasting menu and get 10% off a take-home bottle

$30 $14

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Tasting for One or Two, or Private Winery Tour for Up to Two or Four at Chateau Adoré Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Chateau Adoré Winery

Santa Rosa

Tasting features vintage white and red blends, while a tour gives an in-depth look at the vineyards, processing area, and barrel room

$25 $13

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Mattucci Winery (Up to 63% Off)

Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

$70 $26

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Beer Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Absolution Brewing Company (Up to 57% Off)

Absolution Brewing Company

Torrance

Beer tasters enjoy six-pour, 4-ounce flights of choice of core beers; tasters also receive one 64-ounce core beer filled growler

$46 $25

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Cheers 2 Art Wine-Tasting and Painting Experience for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Valley Center

Groups head out on 2.5-hour wine-tasting excursions before expressing themselves with a painting session that includes complimentary mimosas

$205 $99

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$25 for a Wine Tasting Experience for Two at Aldabella Custom Crush Winery & Storage ($44 Value)

Aldabella Custom Crush Winery & Storage

Thousand Oaks

Pairs sip wines while meeting and chatting with other aficionados; guests also enjoy two full glasses of vino

$44 $25

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Beer-, Wine-, or Cheese-Making Class for One or Two at Simi Valley Home Brew (65% Off)

Simi Valley Home Brew

Simi Valley

Experts discuss the basics in brewing wine or beer or making homemade mozzarella and ricotta cheese

$99 $35

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$22 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Cheese Platter and Take-Home Bottle at D'Vine Wine Bar ($40 Value)

D'Vine Wine Bar

Victorville

Wine bar known for its live jazz serves up choice of seven wine flights paired with cheese

$40 $22

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$24.99 for Wine Tasting for Two Plus Bottle of 2010 El Dorado Zin at Lusu Cellars ($46 Value)

Lusu Cellars

Northwest Berkeley

Winery uses minimal winemaking practices to highlight the taste of the grapes and earth

$46 $24.99

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Wine and Meat and Cheese for Two or Four at The Wine Loft (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Wine Loft

Carlsbad

Deep reds and crisp whites pair with wine-friendly trays of cheese and meats

$48 $28

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Wine Flights for Two or Four with Cheese and Crackers at Flask Fine Wines (46% Off)

Flask Fine Wines

Studio City

At a twice-weekly tasting bar, groups sample numerous varietals in wine flights paired with gourmet cheese and crackers

$48 $26

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Tasting Package for Two or Four at Bulldog Brewery (37% Off)

Bulldog Brewery

Murrieta

Award-winning craft brews served in a rustic tap room with slatted-wood walls, high ceilings, and NFL football games playing on TVs

$35 $22

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Jeep Beer or Wine Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Sunrider Wine Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Sunrider Wine Tours

Temecula

Knowledgeable guides spin tales of local beers and wines as guests sip drinks, tour breweries, and a enjoy scenic ride

$250 $125

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Panaro Brothers Winery (50% Off)

Panaro Brothers Winery

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

$66 $33

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$12 for $25 Worth of Wine Tastings and Small Plates at Wine Expo

Wine Expo

Mid-City

Wine shop and restaurant stocks shelves with varietals from around globe, and pleases palates with cheeses, meats, small plates, and flights

$25 $12

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Tasting for Two, Glasses, and Cheese with Option for One or Two Take-Home Bottles at Orange Coast Winery (Up to 68% Off)

Orange Coast Winery

Newport Beach

Urban microwinery crafts rich vintages with California grapes and pairs pours with vintner-selected cheese plates

$70 $24

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Tasting with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

Tracy

Visitors sample a number of vintages, including a chilled rosé, an aromatic majenas, and a fruity malvasia bianca

$32 $16

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Frisby Cellars Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Frisby Cellars Winery

Lake Forest

Local grapes meet their full potential in these wines, which show off the unique notes of the area’s terroir

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting and Pairing Class for Two, Four, or Six at Judd's Hill Winery (Up to 63% Off)

Judd's Hill Winery and MicroCrush

Napa

90-minute class teaches tips for pairing wine with food with included small food samples

$112 $45

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Steal the Glass Package for Two or Four With Beers and Souvenir Glasses at Dale Bros Brewery (Half Off)

Dale Bros Brewery

Upland

Groups of two or four receive a souvenir pint glass and a serving of craft beer

$26 $15

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Cigar, Beer, or Wine Club Membership from Havana Cigar and Wine Club (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Havana Cigar and Wine Club

Apple Valley

The cigar club gets you access to special cigar savings and events; beer or wine of the month clubs give you access to special offerings

$30 $13

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with 55% Off Additional Wine Purchase at San Vicente Cellars in Camarillo (Up to 55% Off)

San Vicente Cellars

Camarillo

Artisanal winery introduces guests to samples that may include Syrah blends, Viognier, and Tannat

$20 $10

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at E2 Family Winery (Up to 54% Off)

E2 Family Winery

Thornton

Sample wine from six generations of winemakers and take home several bottles to sip later

$38 $19

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$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards ($20 Value)

Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Wine and Food at Vino Prima

Vino Prima

Santa Cruz

Surrounded by 360-degree views of Monterey Bay, the bar features more than 150 botique wines from California in the bottle

$20 $12

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take-Home Bottle for Each at Mountain View Winery (Up to 74% Off)

Mountain View Winery

San Rafael

In a brand-new tasting room, guests leisurely sample a selection of wines, learn about the winery, and take home a bottle of wine each

$69.98 $21

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four and Wine at San Pasqual Winery – La Mesa and San Diego Locations (Up to 51% Off)

San Pasqual Winery

Multiple Locations

Taste the winery’s reds, white, and passion fruit varietals before toasting with a full glass

$40 $20

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Two or Four Souvenir Pint Glasses and Draft Beers at Craft Brewing Company (Up to 43% Off)

Craft Brewing Company

Lake Elsinore

Sample some of the housemade beers, such as the oatmeal and vanilla stout, in a take-home souvenir pint glass

$21 $12

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Beer Flights with Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Brew Rebellion (50% Off)

Brew Rebellion

Yucaipa

Longtime friends and brewers Andy and Brad craft beers in small batches, incorporating local ingredients into a rotating menu

$22 $11

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Craft Beer Package for Two or Four at Coachella Valley Brewing Company (Up to 42% Off)

Coachella Valley Brewing Company

Thousand Palms

Brewery takes inspiration from the surrounding environment to create a wide array of craft beers

$49.98 $29

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Wine Tastings for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles at Merlo Family Estate Vineyards (45% Off)

Merlo Family Estate Vineyards

Merlo Family Vineyards at the Old Sugar Mill

After tasting a four-wine flight, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Syrah, that includes cellar selections, pairs pick a bottle to take home

$40 $22

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Tour, Wine-Tasting Class, Snacks, and Wine Credit for Two or Four at Rideau Vineyard (74% Off)

Rideau Vineyard

Solvang

Visit the vineyard, learn how wine is made and the etiquette of tasting it, and enjoy five samples of the winery's Rhône varietals

$134 $35

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$99 for Winery Bus Tour for Two with North Bay Winery Tours ($198 Value)

North Bay Winery Tours

Rohnert Park

Hop in a bus and head to four boutique wineries over five hours; complimentary beer served on the bus

$198 $80

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Wine and Appetizers for Two or Four at Aria V Wine Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Aria V Wine Bar

Culver City

Guests can enjoy appetizers and wine, with offerings from red to white and everything in between, in this upscale wine bar

$62 $29

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

$30 $11

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Vampire Wine-Tasting Package and Gift for Up to Two or Four at Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room (Up to 53% Off)

Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room

Beverly Hills

During tastings, individuals sample vampire-inspired local wines such as Dracula Merlot

$80 $40

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Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

$42.50 $22

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Tour and Tasting for Two or Four with Logo Glasses at Estate d'Iacobelli Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Estate d'Iacobelli Winery

Fallbrook

Hilltop estate with small-batch boutique wines influenced by Italy

$40 $18

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$22 for Wine Tasting for Two with Cheese Plate and $5 Credit at Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden ($36 Value)

Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden

Saratoga

Outdoor patio and garden harbors guests who sip on flights of wine and nibble complementary cheeses

$36 $22

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Core Wine Company (50% Off)

Core Wine Company

Orcutt

Tasting session focuses on the art of blending wines; guests receive a discount on bottles

$20 $10

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Winetastings for One, Two, or Four at 12 Wineries from Passport Central Coast (Up to 51% Off)

Passport Central Coast

Multiple Locations

A passport lets you explore 12 different central-coast wineries and enjoy tastings at each

$39 $19

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Reserve-Wine Tasting for Four from Bargetto Winery (Up to $24 Off). Two Locations Available.

Bargetto Winery

Multiple Locations

Third-generation winemakers craft approachable, food-friendly wines from chardonnay, pinot noir, and traditional northern-Italian varietals

$48 $24

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese at D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 55% Off)

D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

$20 $10

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Dom Whitney Wines (50% Off)

Dom Whitney Wines

Windsor

Growers with extensive family histories in winemaking combine their talents to create pinot noirs, zinfandels, and reds

$20 $10

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Reserve Wine Tasting for Two, or Four with Option for Wineglasses at Hahn Estate (Up to 58% Off)

Hahn Estate

Soledad

Sip on wine samples while absorbing the sights and sounds of the Salinas Valley wine country

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles at Bunting Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Bunting Winery

Murphys

Wines made in the style of the Rhone region of France, including eight red, white, and rosé wines

$32 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Vineyard Grant James (Up to 50% Off)

Vineyard Grant James

Ramona

Groups sample wines cultivated from the beautiful vineyard's acres of grapevines

$20 $12

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$25 for Wine Tasting and Artisanal Cheese Pairing for Two at Wine A Bit ($44 Value)

Wine A Bit

Coronado

A vast selection of boutique wines, live music, flatbread pizzas, and gourmet cheese boards are available at this cozy wine bar

$44 $25

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Berryessa Gap Vineyards (Up to $61 Off)

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Multiple Locations

Tour the winery that started 50 years ago and enjoy sips of wine at two tasting rooms; selection of wine bottles to choose from

$63 $35

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$43 for Tour and Tasting with Four Bottles of Wine at Montoliva Vineyard and Winery ($100 Value)

Montoliva Vineyard and Winery

Chicago Park

Winemaker with appreciation for traditional Italian methods oversees a collection of award-winning varietals

$100 $43

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine Flights and Appetizers at It's Wine Tyme (Up to 55% Off)

It's Wine Tyme

Capitola

Wine tastings include one flight of wine per person, plus shared appetizers

$40 $19

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$20 Buys You a Coupon for Wine Tasting for Two and 50% Off a Mixed Case of Wine at Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery

Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery

Hopland

For $20, receive a coupon for wine tasting for two people at the tasting room and 50% off a mixed case of wine

$20

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Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle and Optional Expiration Protection at Toretti Family Vineyard (Up to 56% Off)

Toretti Family Vineyards

Los Olivos

Sample wines pressed from grapes grown in the on-site vineyard

$62 $27

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Wine Tasting and Tapas for Two or Four at Viña Castellano (Up to 47% Off)

Viña Castellano

Auburn

Spanish wines accompany a tapas platter loaded with Marcona almonds, Mediterranean olives, and tapenade

$72 $38

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$35 for a Deluxe Wine Tasting Package for Two at Monarch Grove Winery ($70 Value)

Monarch Grove Winery

Grover Beach

Visitors sample local wines in a bright and sunny tasting room, and can take home a bottle of their favorite vintage

$70 $35

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Wine Tasting and Bistro Plates for Two or Four at Naggiar Vineyards and Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Naggiar Vineyards and Winery

Naggiar Vineyards & Winery

During tastings of the winery’s varietals in the Tuscan-style tasting room, visitors savor bistro plates such as pork-loin sandwiches

$42 $22

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Rancho Las Lomas (Up to 53% Off)

Rancho Las Lomas

Silverado

Guests gather in a select location to enjoy five flights of wine, plus cheese tastings, then take a stroll in the wildlife zoo afterward

$80 $39

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Seal Beach Winery (Up to 45% Off)

Seal Beach Winery

Los Alamitos

Flights of boutique wines, such as sauvignon blanc, viognier, and pinot noir

$30 $16.50

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Champagne, or Party for 15 at Looking Glass champagne + shopping (Up to 64% Off). Four Options Available.

Looking Glass champagne + shopping

Healdsburg

Bottles can be opened and enjoyed in the tasting room or be taken home as a gift; Grouponers can also take 10% off all boutique purchases

$48 $24

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Wine Tasting Experience for Two or Four at Renegade Winery (Up to 41% Off)

Renegade Winery

Mokelumne Hill

Groups tipple seven varietals and pair them with meat and cheese during tasting that includes take-home bottle of wine

$57 $34

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Historic Food-and-Wine Walking Tour from San Francisco Wine Group (Up to 55% Off). Five Options Available.

San Francisco Wine Group

Sonoma Plaza

Guided food and wine walking tours through historic downtown Sonoma cover up to 7 tasting rooms and restaurants over about 2.5 hours

$110 $55

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Winery Tour and Tasting with Shared Plates and Bottles of Wine for Two or Four at Crystal Basin Cellars (Up to 53% Off)

Crystal Basin Cellars

Camino

After a tour of the winery's barrel room and a tasting of some award-winning wines, visitors head next door for bistro-style shared plates

$88 $43

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$22 for a Beer Tasting and a Filled Weed Growler at Mount Shasta Brewing Company ($45 Value)

Mount Shasta Brewing Company

Weed

Sample the craft breweries’ six year-round ales, including a Bohemian pilsner called Lemurian Lager, along with seasonal offerings

$45 $22

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2, 4, 6, or 8 Tickets to LA Club Crawl (Up to 67% Off)

LA Club Crawl

Los Angeles

Instead of long lines and covers, patrons snag an all-access pass from the crawl and boogie at Hollywood clubs such as Cosmo and Playhouse

$60 $29

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Walking Downtown Brewery Tour for One or Two from San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours (Up to 44% Off)

San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours

San Diego

Walking tour goes behind the scenes at Karl Strauss, Beer Co., and Yard House with tastings and light appetizers

$49 $29

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Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four with Credit Toward Bottles of Wine at Sherman Cellars (39% Off)

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

$45 $29

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Pub Crawl Admission for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl San Francisco (Up to 49% Off)

Pub Crawl San Francisco

Multiple Locations

Knowledgable guides lead guests to four San Francisco hot spots to enjoy free drinks and admission, party favors, and drink specials

$18 $10

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Craft Beer Flights and Appetizers at Plum Cafe & Bakery (Up to 33% Off). Two Options Available.

Plum Cafe & Bakery

Midtown

Flights assembled from new craft beer menu pair with appetizers such as nachos, bruschetta, and quesadillas

$30 $20

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Take-Home Dry Growler with Four Pints of Beer for One or Two at Packinghouse Brewing Co. (53% Off)

Packinghouse Brewing Co.

Riverside

Take home a growler to use later; sip four pints at brewery with offerings such as Black Beauty Cream Stout and Heritage Pale Ale

$40 $19

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $5 Off a Wine Tasting for Two Plus 0% Off a Bottle of Wine at Battaglini Winery & Vineyard

Battaglini Winery & Vineyard

Santa Rosa

For $5, receive a coupon for $5 off a wine tasting for two as well as 20% off a bottle of wine.

$5

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Beer Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at The Dudes' Brewing Company (44% Off)

The Dudes' Brewing Company

Torrance

Enjoy beers such as the Grinning Face porter, South Bay session ale, and Double Trunk doube IPA along with a souvenir pint glass

$18 $10

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Wine Flights for Two or Four at Orfila Vineyards & Winery (38% Off)

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Escondido

Visitors enjoy samples of award-winning red and white wines in a tasting room that overlooks the winery’s 70-acre estate

$24 $15

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“Marylle Koken is fantastic at performing major transformations with ease," says InStyle magazine. "Koken is one of the nation’s top performing media artists in hair making today," raves SalonCity. While most salon owners would revel in a single glowing review, The Harlot Salon’s owner, Marylle Koken, has had them rolling in since her career began at the tender age of 19. After growing up in Holland and training in France, she traveled to the United States to embark upon a storied career. Now, thanks to her reputation for spellbinding styles, she counts The Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Juliette Binoche, Claudia Schiffer, and Jack Nicholson as clients at her Parisian-themed salon.

Complimentary cookies, champagne, and cappuccino welcome guests into The Harlot, where they kick back in soft, leather chairs as they await treatments with Marylle or one of the salon’s other star stylists. Not to be outdone by their lauded leader, the staff also flaunts impressive resumés that include styling for LA Fashion Week and fitting the Hollywood sign for its new wig. With the help of Sebastian Professional and Moroccanoil products, they perform a traditional list of hair services with untraditional flair.

1641 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice,
CA
US

In 1927, after seven years of Prohibition, Vincent Rizzo had an idea. He would buy a winery. While this may have been an unconventional move, he knew he could get Bernardo Winery at a lower price and keep the business thriving with an unlikely product: olive oil. In a stroke of cunning and arguable genius, the first-generation Rizzo owner made use of the olive trees growing on his property, selling the cold-pressed virgin oil to many of the tuna canneries in downtown San Diego. He also continued production of sacramental wine and grape juice that was, according to the winery's website, "guaranteed to ferment by the end of the road."

The winery grew to be one of San Diego County's major wine suppliers in the late 1940s, and Vincent turned the family business over to his son, Ross, in 1962. Ross's passion and dedication fueled the winery's success until his passing in 2008. Ross Rizzo, Jr. now keeps his father and grandfather's legacies alive, adding new varietals and winemaking techniques to the company's repertoire while paying homage to the old ways. Ross still sources his grapes from local vineyards and produces and cellars his wine to develop each variety?s distinct flavor.

Guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic winery during tours and tastings, and the scenic spot also hosts private parties at several outdoor venues and in the Barrel Room, where wooden rafters and huge redwood wine-storage vats create a rustic feel. Once they are done tasting, visitors can wander through a micro village of shops and studios or get a bite to eat at Cafe Merlot. The sprawling property features nods to its storied past with accents such as wagon wheels and an antique thresher machine and events such as grape stompings, otherwise known as do-it-yourself purple pedicures.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting.

Pinot noirs and chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields cabernets, merlots, and zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. They host weddings, festivals, and open events such as Pathway to Pinot Paradise, a self-guided tour of the pinot noir hotspots.

3055 Olin Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

Noeteca‘s owners spent their lives looking forward to running their own restaurant, so it’s no surprise that the French-inspired tapas spot feels comfortable in its own skin from early morning meals until late into the night. During the day, Noeteca seems like a cafe, where patrons sip on international coffees from local roasters brewed by the cup or for personal-sized French presses. At brunch menu, familiar dishes share space with ambitious French-inspired offerings—the croque monsieur becomes a croque Napoleon with slices of bread pudding layered with black forest ham and emmantaler. When the weather is nice, guests can wander out to a patio colored by a flower and herb garden to learn the sun’s secret handshake.

As evening falls, candlelight fills the dining room and guests switch their focus to wine. The award-winning list includes more than 30 varieties, each available by the glass or half-glass. For dinner, patrons can build their own cheese plates or share a tarte flambèe, Alsatian flatbreads the San Francisco Bay Guardian said have “a lovely thin, blistered crust that was a bit softer and more luxurious than a typical pizza crust”.

1551 Dolores St
San Francisco,
CA
US

On one side of the Wawona Tunnel, city life, with all its rush and bustle. On the other, the majestic natural splendor of Yosemite National Park's rock faces, waters, and flora. Crossroads Tours & Limo takes nature seekers to the park for one- and two-day trips. Tours can include Glacier Point, the Yosemite Valley, and the Cathedral Spires, and provide plenty of time to remember your day with photo ops and impromptu tattoos. Private tours and wine tours are also available. Crossroads Tours also offers limousine service for any occasion, from weddings to girls' nights out.

7065 North Ingram Avenue
Fresno,
CA
US

In a white converted home that looks like it belongs on the beach, the Sugar Plum posse churns out vegan baked goods and café fare made from local, fair-trade, and organic products whenever possible. A rotating cupcake menu includes standout flavors such as lemon lavender and mocha hazelnut, and head baker Melissa’s gluten-free and vegan carrot cake, as reported by the East Sacramento News, won a silver medal in a culinary contest where it was the only vegan entry. Sugar Plum renames its Sundays Donut Day in honor of its airy glazed donuts, served from 10 a.m. until stock runs out or the donuts stage a rebellion. Less sweet lunchtime eats often star the kitchen's house-made tempeh bacon, whether on an avocado club sandwich or atop a risotto-and-nut burger with a melty slice of Daiya “cheese.” The staff helpfully accommodates allergies and raw-food diets.

2315 K Street
Sacramento,
CA
US