Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get admission to Clearwater Beach Uncorked in Clearwater (a $55 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, November 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, November 20 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.<p>
Stationed on a breathtaking Gulf Coast beach, the first annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked promises to delight foodies and aspiring sommeliers alike with sips, snacks, and entertainment from all over Tampa Bay. Admission grants all-inclusive access and diplomatic immunity while visiting the Grand Tasting Village, a street bazaar overflowing with liquid vendors, and the Uncorked Beach Bar nestled within the Hyatt Regency. Visitors flit from booth to booth, sampling complimentary bites from nearby restaurants and libations from more than 100 vineyards and craft-beer breweries. After topping up tummies, guests can freely mingle with vendors, watch a cake-decorating competition featuring local celebrities, or traipse onto the beach to build a sand distillery. The event benefits charities such as the Abilities Foundation, which helps people with disabilities get job placement, and ProStart, an organization that teaches high-school students about the foodservice industry.
Clearwater Beach Uncorked
Established in November of 2011, Clearwater Beach Uncorked invites established chefs, vintners, and brewers from near and far to congregate for a weekend of sun, fun, and delicious dining. The festival is always ripe for culinary adventures: in its inaugural year, the beach featured such sights as a “sand castle” made out of cake and rice-crispie-treat crumbs, a flash mob, and countless realizations that, despite popular opinion, vegetables aren’t yucky after all.