After Capri Sun began creepily transforming people into amorphous metallic globules, wine rose to prominence, offering a similarly complex flavor profile without the threat of spontaneous melting. Celebrate wine, or "nature's Capri Sun," with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a three-month membership from Brooklyn Wine Exchange, located in Cobble Hill. Groupon buyers will also get 20% off one purchase at Stinky Bklyn, a Cobble Hill specialty cheese shop.
Your wine membership begins by granting you access to the online learning center, allowing you to read up on in-depth material about varietals, wine-producing regions, and various and sundry oenophilia. You can use the personalized database to save information about the favorite wines you sample during the free weekend wine tastings, or share your favorites and ask questions on the forums. Members can also sign up for free members-only tasting classes in the learning center (six to ten classes are offered each month), after which you can peruse the Wine Exchange's selection as an inebriated wine-rocket scientist.
Drinking wine is like slipping a pair of rose-tinted glasses on your mind. The peaceful pour works quickly to enhance pleasantries (your dining companion, your meal, your hand-cobbled variegated corn ear loafers) while sentencing all your worries to a time-out in the corner. Get this Groupon and share your newfound knowledge of the fermented grape-juice magic with someone you love or someone you want to love you.
Six Yelpers give Brooklyn Wine Exchange an average of four stars:
- …Brooklyn Wine Exchange is chock full of good stuff. They have an extensive selection of New York state wines, including the Herman Weimar Riesling. I was also impressed by the large, centrally located $12 and under table, on which I found a highly quaffable New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. – Lisa D.
- Overall, it is a good place to go to grab a cheap bottle for dinner and it has some good options if you want something a bit more serious. – Kurt V.