Wine shares striking similarities with ghosts: both can inhabit dark cellars and both can inspire people to dress up in nothing but bed sheets. Listen closely to today's Groupon, and you can almost hear a banshee howling, "Toga!": for $65, you get a haunted wine tasting and tour from 5280 Wine Tours Co. (a $130 value). Haunted tours are scheduled from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., September 24–November 19, 2011, with wine tastings taking place an hour before the tours start.
During 5280 Wine Tours Co.'s nighttime forays through Denver's supernaturally inclined locales, tour-takers absorb the orations of guides Bryan and Baxter, paranormal investigators of the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society, as they indulge in quaffable creations from a local vintner. The three-hour haunted wine tasting and tour begins with a flight of five Colorado-crafted sippables at D'Vine Wine an hour before the tour begins. Tourists then pack in to a luxury bus while guides expound upon the earthly and otherworldly history of each site during a tour of the premises, and a busload of seasonal cookies baked from scratch and homemade "ghoul's blood" sangria smoothes away goose bumps between stops. Discounts on wine purchases and pre-completed banshee-adoption forms make it easy to leave with souvenirs.
Central Business District
1660 Champa St.
Denver, Colorado 80202Get Directions