In a proper tasting, wine must be held up to the light to gauge its color, tossed on a cat's back to judge its acidity, and sipped through a crazy straw to annoy the host. Become the toast of any tasting with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a four-month membership to the World Wine Club at Cellar Stocker.
An online wine emporium, Cellar Stocker educates bored palates with a plethora of local and international wines with varying taste-bud-tantalizing notes. New sippers can indulge in four months of the World Wine Club ($29.99 a month), a membership that offers a new selection of delectable nectars from different regions of the world each month. Members can contribute to checkerboard wine racks by nabbing one red wine and one white wine. Current featured wines include the 2007 Perfecta merlot from California's Napa Valley and 2009 Erste & Neue pinot grigio from Alto Adige, Italy. Included with each shipment is Cellar Stocker's monthly newsletter, which details world-renowned and up-and-coming wineries, flavor profiles, and food and wine pairings. Monthly members will also receive an additional 10% off all other wines and accessories, such as wine glasses, carafes, and corkscrews that magically coax corks from their bottles by playing smooth jazz.