For $37, today's side deal gets you one ticket to the Around the World in 80 Sips wine tasting event from Bottlenotes (a $75 value), which takes place at H.Wood. Doors open at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 19. Purchase tickets starting Wednesday, July 28, through Bottlenotes's online system, then bring your ID and printed receipt to the door for entry. You must print your purchase confirmation by August 12.
Sample a global cast of adult grape juices while nibbling on the sharp flavors of Artisanal Premium Cheese. These 80-odd wines will journey far to meet your cup, bobbing over seas and through squalls, struggling and shooting up mountain streams like salmon returning home. Waft pungent notes while lounging upon H.Wood's distressed leather couches and mingling with fellow sippers.
You must be 21 or older. Valid for only the LA event.
- …it’s a great opportunity to taste wines you may not ever come across — like a passionfruit wine from Thailand. – marym, ShopEatDrink:
An online wine community, Bottlenotes connects vino enthusiasts in the pursuit of discussing wines, getting recommendations, and connecting with experts. Staff members organize public interactive tastings in 10 major cities, gathering people of varying experience to sample vintages and blends from around the world or from a particular region. Each interactive event expands into creative spaces, such as art galleries and museums, emulating the ancient practice of how artists celebrate their paintings' birthdays.
Bottlenotes' online wine collection—supplied through retailer Sherry-Lehmann—gives enophiles a communal browsing space for popular tipples. To help guide purchases, the website's interactive forum lets commenters share their tasting notes and wine ratings for each bottle. A daily e-newsletter also fills subscribers' inboxes with articles discussing interesting winemakers, wine-related products, and winemaking regions, keeping them up-to-date on current wine trends and the migration patterns of grapes.