Novices often alter wine's delicate constitution by pairing it with the wrong foods, allowing it to get too warm, or stomping on it to squeeze out more flavor. Explore more refined tasting techniques with this Groupon.
$30 for a Wine-Festival Outing for Two ($60 Value)
On Sunday, June 24, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., participants browse the Westport Fairgrounds to learn about the Coastal Wine Trail's nine wineries, as well as enjoy bites of cheese and chocolate from local artisans. Each duo departs with two souvenir wineglasses etched with the Coastal Wine Trail Group's logo. The market-style format of the event allows participants to browse local vendors and purchase wares.
Coastal Wine Trail
The Coastal Wine Trail draws together a variety of coastal producers, whose vines speckle hillsides along the southern coasts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut: Truro Vineyards, Travessia Winery, Coastal Vineyards, Running Brook Winery, Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard, Greenvale Vineyards, Newport Vineyards, Langworthy Farm Winery, and Stonington Vineyards. A passport grants visitors passage for 2 to 10 wineries, where they may learn about and perhaps purchase each producer's favored libations—mostly whites and sparkling wines but a few reds—which are characterized by their growing proximity to the coastline and the dual-climatic influences of Gulf Stream waters and the screams of passing water-skiers.