Beer, Wine & Spirits in Carmel

$18 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine from Buck Creek Winery ($30 Value)

Buck Creek Winery

College Corner

Visitors head to the tasting room to sip five samples of wine crafted onsite; use a $12 credit toward a bottle

$30 $18

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Cheese Plate and Credits at Chateau de Pique Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Chateau de Pique Winery

Multiple Locations

Sip glasses of wine and snack on cheeses inside tasting rooms of local winery's two satellite locations

$40 $20

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Beginners' Beer-Brewing or Winemaking Class for One, Two, or Four from Great Fermentations (Up to 55% Off)

Great Fermentations

Multiple Locations

Classes teach basic methods of brewing beer or making wine

$25 $13

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Wine and Charcuterie for Two or More or Class for Two at Shiraz Wine Experience and Art Cafe (Up to 44% Off)

Shiraz Wine Experience and Art Cafe

Downtown Indianapolis

Self-serve enomatic machines dispense samples of more than 32 wines; wine-education classes teach students about wine’s complexities

$35 $20

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Beer Brewing Experience for Up to Four with Optional Growler Club at Brew-By-U (Up to 53% Off)

Brew-By-U

Greenwood

Participants are introduced to different beer varieties and how they are made; three weeks later the product is bottled to be enjoyed

$200 $99

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Wine and Dinner Package for Two or Four at Elk Creek Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

$53.98 $27

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Select Local Merchants

Jonah's Market gives customers access to a savory universe of top-quality seafood, steaks, ready-made meals, specialty groceries, and much more. Snatch up delicacies such as fresh Chilean sea bass ($24.99/lb.) or herbed steamed shrimp ($22.99/lb.) without worrying about checked-bag fees associated with importing each succulent scallop and jet-lagged lobster. At-home gourmands can also explore the bounty of the surf's natural enemy, turf, with protein treats such as hand-cut filet mignon ($27.99/lb.), which can be found among an array of steaks, chops, roasts, and ribs. Those looking to suppress midday appetite riots can opt to order from Jonah's takeout lunch menu. The midday lineup is divided into sandwiches, such as the crab-cake-laden Crabby Patty ($8.95), or salads such as The Jonah, which sports a mélange of cranberries, mandarin oranges, balsamic vinaigrette, and a choice of grilled shrimp, chicken, or salmon ($8.95). A variety of frozen, hard-to-find specialty meats are also available, providing a number of succulent gift ideas for the carnivore that has everything.

10106 Brooks School Rd
Fishers,
IN
US

With its street-level location beneath a downtown Indianapolis parking garage, adjacent to the multi-level Circle Centre Mall, Ram Restaurant and Brewery is an easily-accessible lunch and dinner option for shoppers and business professionals alike. The facility’s red-brick exterior, which holds an oversized mock brewery kettle drum, makes Ram easy to find at its South Illinois Street location. An obvious focus on the craft beer industry and locally-created seasonal brews can be found on the menu, making Ram a popular after-work stop, where visitors can even sit outside and enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life. Tucked inside, menu options vary from steaks, ribs and seafood to fire-grilled burgers, unique sandwiches and various gluten-free selections. Child-friendly items are also available.

140 S Illinois St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Cooper’s Hawk

Naturally, the chefs at Cooper’s Hawk have a sharp eye when it comes to wine pairings. Each of the restaurant’s contemporary dishes is crafted with a particular wine in mind, which makes plenty of sense given the fact that there’s a winery located just next door. Surrounded by oaken barrels and racks lined with glistening bottles, diners may be forgiven for thinking that they made a wrong turn and ended up in the winery itself. After your meal, see the real thing in the Napa–style tasting room, where you can sample up to eight different wines. The selection includes something for everyone, including graceful blush wines and cabernets whose flavors unfold like a novel scribbled on the wings of an origami crane.

3815 E 96th St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

In an interior that blends the aura of a club with that of a good friend?s living room, minimalist geometric paintings reminiscent of Rothko?s work hang alongside classical portraiture on the walls. Beneath the swaths of color, patrons direct their own tasting experiences with self-serve Enomatic machines, which draw from dozens of bottles to dispense servings of 1?6 ounces of red or white wines. More than 30 domestic and international wines star on the wine list, from sweet rieslings to cabernet sauvignons to the deep red of a rebellious bull?s Camaro. Sharable plates, including baked brie with apricot compote and flatbreads topped with steak and Stilton blue cheese, fuel conversation.

404 West Main Street
Carmel,
IN
US

In 2007, Vine and Table remodeled and metamorphosed from a humble wine and cheese caterpillar to the WiFi-emitting artisan monarch it is today. The hybrid grocer and café offers up a selection of epicurean delights that includes chocolates and candies, wine, beer, and spirits that hail from across the globe. Partnering with both artisan cheese makers in Indiana and the best cheesemongers from across the globe, Vine's diverse selection of cheeses provides milky bliss for every palate. Blue De Graven ($19.95/pound) is a creamy blue cheese from Denmark with a mild back end that substitutes saltiness for a pinch of sweetness. The six-year-aged Widmer Cheddar ($21.99/pound) is a rich, nutty cheddar that works wonders in soups and on sandwiches, whereas the whimsical stilton with blueberries ($19.99/pound) is equal parts sweet and tangy, making for a delightful dessert cheese or rub-on fragrance.

313 E Carmel Dr
Carmel,
IN
US

Designed exclusively for Groupon, your class combines the high points of Grape Inspirations’ Wine 101 series into a two-hour Language of Wine course (a $30 value), and throws in a signature wine glass (a $4 value). The friendly, expert vintners at Grape Inspirations will first teach you how to taste wine like a sophisticated swirler with glass held aloft. Next, you’ll become a proper wine and food matchmaker, sure to never mistakenly seat a Merlot next to its sworn enemy, lime JELL-O. Finally, take a peak at the business side of wine, with tips on purchasing, storing, and serving wine. The course will also cover wine faults, the sand traps of winery, and how best to avoid them. Classes are offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday until your Groupon expires and on select Tuesdays (see sidebar). Be sure to call ahead for availability; additional classes may be scheduled based on demand.

1307 South Rangeline Road
Carmel,
IN
US