Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today’s Groupon to Casavino Custom Winery in Fountain Hills. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get a wine-and-chocolate tasting for two (a $46 value).
- For $44, you get a wine-and-chocolate tasting for four (a $94 value).<p>
The sommeliers at Casavino Custom Winery lavish palates with an arsenal of up to 40 types of wines made in-house from local and imported grapes paired with a variety of decadent cocoa complements. Tasting teams sidle up to the marble-topped bar to sample 10 distinct varietals, savoring the merlot’s berry notes, the chardonnay’s oaky character, and the white-chocolate port’s Wonka-like aroma. A rich morsel of chocolate accompanies each new pour, varying in sweetness to balance each wine’s bouquet and sugar dependency. Tastings make for thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts, allowing wooers to spend time bonding with romantic companions or tenants to increase serotonin levels in surly landlords.
Casavino Custom Winery
Though Casavino Custom Winery carries up to 40 of its own wines at any given time—including blackberry, shiraz, and white-chocolate port—its main attraction is giving patrons the ability to make their own. During the winemaking experience, visitors sample the winery's many vintages, then decide which variety they'd like to ferment under the guidance of an expert winemaker. Budding sommeliers even create their own label design with help from an in-house graphic artist. The experience culminates in a group tasting for family, friends, and wine glasses over the age of 21, an event which occurs in a tasting room lined with barrels and jugs of busily fermenting wine.