Beer, Wine & Spirits in Highland City

$55 for an In-Home Wine Tasting for 12‒16 People with Six Bottles from Wines for Humanity ($250 Value)

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $55

Advisers share tips on tasting, serving, and pairing, bringing six bottles of wine and buckets of expertise; bottle sales benefit charity

Summer Tasting Package for Two or Four with Bottle of Wine at Vines Grille & Wine Bar (Up to 41% Off)

Vines Grille & Wine Bar

Doctor Phillips

$99 $59

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Snack on fruit, cheese, and bread selected to pair with a bottle of wine at a Restaurant Row spot praised for its wine program and live jazz

$33 for Wine Tasting at The Wine Room on Park Avenue ($53 Value)

The Wine Room on Park Avenue

Winter Park

$53 $33

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156 wines from temperature-controlled Enomatic wine-dispensing machines; Groupon purchasers receive 20% off retail wines on return visit

Tour Tampa Bay Craft Beer Tasting for Two or Four at The Pint and Brew (Up to 52% Off)

The Pint and Brew

Palm Harbor

$28 $14

Sample four craft beers from a rotating selection from Florida Avenue Brewing Co., Green Bench Brewing Co., and other Tampa Bay breweries

Wine and Sangria Tasting with Keepsake Glasses for Two or Four at Tarpon Springs Castle Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Tarpon Springs Castle Winery

Tarpon Springs

$101.50 $49

Each visitor sips several wines and a full glass of sangria; pairs take home a bottle of wine, a sangria-making kit, and two crystal glasses

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Tour and Take-Home Bottles at Aspirations Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Aspirations Winery

Clearwater

$70 $35

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Enjoy wine samples and food pairings before taking a behind-the-scenes tour, leaving with souvenir glasses and a 750ml bottle of wine

Select Local Merchants

Starting from humble roots in his farmhouse kitchen, Keel and Curley’s founder, Joe Keel, started his winery in 2003 with just 10 gallons of homemade blueberry wine, made from the leftover crop of that year’s berries. Today, the company has grown to produce more than 20,000 cases of fruit-based ambrosias, including blueberry, blackberry, and seven fusion wines forged from a blend of fresh fruit and classic grape-based red and white varietals. After touring the winery's facilities to learn about the winemaking process, guests may sample vintages crafted from strawberries, key lime, and peaches while perched on tall wooden stools behind the bar area of the tasting room. They may also steal away to the outdoor wooden deck, which offers panoramic views of the green vineyards, tree-lined pond, and white gazebo, which plays host to wedding ceremonies and re-enactments of wedding ceremonies. The after-hours wine bar keeps guests entertained throughout the night with UnCorked events featuring live music, appetizers, and happy hour specials.

5202 Thonotosassa Road
Plant City,
FL
US

At The Finer Taste Wine & Beer Emporium, Italian-made wine-dispensing machines distribute 100-plus wines gathered from all corners of the globe. Stations for red and white wines or premium products stand ready to pour 1-ounce, half-glass, or full-glass pours with each fill-up. After thanking their dispenser in fluent Italian, patrons can return to their spot—either at a pub table, in the lounge, or outside on the covered patio, where pets are welcome, and where live entertainment can be heard every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening. Gourmet tapas anchor a finger-friendly food menu, and more than 30 craft beers offer a tasty alternative to wine.

1260 Posner Boulevard
Davenport,
FL
US

Most Popular Service: Making handcrafted artisan wines

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2013

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Brands Used: Eclipse, Vintners Reserve Vino Del Vida, Cru Select, Island Mist

Pro Tip: Come prepared to learn, participate, and have fun in the making of handcrafted wines while tasting.

Q&A with Kathy & Steve Lieberman, Owners

Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?

Watching customers discover new wines to love. Many have tried wines that have become their favorite until they experience handcrafted wines with the knowledge gained from our staff. They discover why our wines are different from bottled wines they have purchased on the shelves, and the benefit of enjoying a more natural product lower in typical preservatives. Wines with a full fruit taste produce the "wow" factor.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

Customers love the ability to personalize their labels in our store. They share pictures of vacations, anniversaries, birthdays, etc., and get creative with their choices for their labels. They love having their label ready and waiting at their bottling appointment. They enjoy leaving with beautiful bottles of handcrafted wines perfect for gift giving and sharing with friends.

What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?

Sharing knowledge of wine and the process that makes it fun.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Our store is a relaxed environment perfect for tasting wine, sharing wine, and browsing for that perfect wine accessory or gift item for themselves or their wine-loving friends.

1432 Apollo Beach Blvd.
Apollo Beach,
FL
US

Cameron Parker founded Orlando Pub Crawl, LLC in 2005 to organize the bar-going experience into a convivial group event. The company's primary mission is organizing trips for up to 1,000 revelers at a time, styled after themes and occasions including the Kentucky Derby, '80s Nights, and Cinco de Mayo. Partiers hop from bar to bar, enjoying complimentary drinks, admission, and other specials as they mingle and socialize amid festivities, games, and libations. The pub-crawl team can also tailor private crawls for groups of 100 or more, allowing companies, organizations, and poker-playing dogs to journey to bars in organized packs. But not all the company's events are drinking-themed: there are also madcap challenges such as The Amazing Mind Race, which sends teams scattering across cities to solve clues and discover checkpoints.

302 S Howard Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

Since 1980, Time For Wine has colored the palates of wine lovers with a wealth of limited-production vintages from around the world that are typically unavailable in stores, restaurants, or juice boxes. Personal consultants continue the cherished traditions of European wine tasting by helping clients select a choice bottle with thorough sampling, taste analysis, and metaphors that may involve freshly cut grass or the musk of a well-travelled nickel. The boutique's sommeliers can make house calls to customers to host tastings of wines such as Italian chianti and South American malbec, and mail orders of finely aged grape juices ship within 24 hours. Customized labels grace specially ordered bottles with family photos, family crests, and personal messages.

5462 56th Commerce Park Blvd
Tampa,
FL
US

Chefs at La Casa Della Pasta embellish pastas, gnocchi, and desserts made in-house with handfuls of imported Italian ingredients, including eggplant and mozzarella. As owner Enrique Tangari told the Tampa Bay Times in 2011, "I import everything, flour, water, tomatoes, cheeses … to make any kind of pasta dish you want, on the menu or not." His commitment to imported flavor also extends to the restaurant's drink menu, which features wines made from such traditional Italian varietals as pinot grigio, sangiovese, and nebbiolo, as well as beers with suspiciously small amounts of fermented grape juice.

3434 W Columbus Dr
Tampa,
FL
US