To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $75 worth of fine fermented grape juice from Barclay's Wine, an online shop that will deliver directly to your home or office (tax and shipping are not included in this Groupon).
Whether you are a certified vinophile or attempting to shed your Welch's training wheels, Barclay's Wine's customer-friendly site will help you see, swirl, and sniff out sophisticated sippables that pair well with your palate. The virtual bottle boutique's impressive selection is sortable by style, varietal, region, winery, or price range. Stockpile your cellar with multiple mouth pleasers sold for less than $15, such as the delightfully crisp 2008 Carolena chardonnay ($12.95), which you can enjoy while whittling holes into a block of Swiss cheese on the porch, or the 2008 De'Cavalieri Chianti, for washing down hearty plates of pasta ($13.95). Or use this Groupon to guiltlessly treat yourself to a bottle with a slightly higher price tag, such as the 1996 Enologica ($62.50) tempranillo from the La Rioja region of Spain, sporting notes of vanilla, cedar, and spice. You may also apply the value of this Groupon toward a Barclay's Wine Experience, which gets you 12 bottles, a cordless electric corkscrew, and more for $129.95 plus shipping ($54.95 plus shipping when you use your Groupon).
To ensure an easy shopping experience, Barclay's provides thorough descriptions of each offered wine on its site. The site's team of behind-the-scenes wine guys prides itself on bridging the gap between winemakers and consumers by providing an outlet for producers to share their stories, philosophies, and experiences. Snoop around the site to learn about the luscious liquids and their origins, and then have your favorite finds delivered to your home, office, or underground peanut butter refinery just in time for drinking them.
This Groupon is valid for redemption starting August 4, 2010. You must be 21 years or older to order.
- This is an ideal gift for the loved one or friend that you know that likes to put on huge dinner parties. – Myneed.org
Offering vintages from a host of regions and styles, Barclays Wine breaks down the borders that separate winemakers from customers through home delivery of the world's top varietals. A staff of well-traveled oenophiles traverses the globe, distilling knowledge about superior vintages and the individuals who make them into an online database searchable by style, varietal, region, winery, or price range. Thorough online descriptions accompany each wine, revealing flavor notes, the growing conditions of the grapes, and anecdotes from the elderly raisins that helped to raise them, and many bottles are sold for less than $20.
The site's team of behind-the-scenes wine guys prides itself on providing an outlet for producers to share their stories, philosophies, and experiences, as well as a resource that tasters can peruse to learn about each bottle they buy.