Enjoy hand-mixed fermented fruits without the headaches typically associated with winemaking, wine famines, and whining puppies begging for wine-flavored dog treats with today's deal: for $59, you get to craft and keep 12 custom bottles at Classic Winemakers in Lacey (a $156.24 value including tax). There is no limit on the number of Groupons you can pick up, and each one is good for one person's entry and a dozen hand-made bottles of one of the following four wines: chocolate merlot, peach chardonnay, chocolate black cherry, or white-cranberry pinot gris. Winemakers will also get to design an elegant custom label to grace the outside of each bottle.
Avoid the industrial grapevine by putting winery work into your own grape-mashing hands. No specialized training is necessary to detect the quality and sophistication of Classic Winemakers' hand-inspected and hand-selected elements. Browse a nursery of ingredients in the pre-wine stage before the helpful winery staff ties its hands behind its back and guides your hands through verbal and foot-signed instruction. In the kitchen, you'll mix a touch of A with a splash of B. Though, as every connoisseur knows, the answer to fine wine is always C, the yeast. Those who have never pitched eukaryotic microorganisms will discover the simplistic joy of bringing their creation some life.
Desired flavors are born out of detailed diligence, right down to the utensils. Although common in name, the tools at Classic Winemakers are uncommon in composition. When you're finished wielding high-grade spatulas and pristine pails, each blossoming batch will receive the fermented babysitting skills of the professional staff. After four to six weeks and a final filtering, a winery union is in order. You'll return to the winery, where the friendly winesperts will help you bottle, cork, and apply your custom label to the newborn grapey babies.
Although Classic Winemakers has few reviews, the company has more than 300 Facebook friends.