Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was forced to forgo his quest for the mythical land of wine after an accidental tumble into the fountain of youth left him eternally underage. Take up his abandoned journey with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one specialty wine basket (a $50 value) at Court Square Wine & Spirits, located in Long Island City.
Court Square's staff sommeliers have created two special wine-filled gift baskets and one spirits basket for today's deal. To come to a winter feast bearing oenophilac gifts, opt for the holiday three-wine basket ($50), featuring three wise bottles of international wines: one Clusserath-Weiler Riesling Sekt, Mosel Sarr Ruwer, an off-dry German riesling; a bottle of 2006 Ernst Weisbrodt Riesling P Spatlese Feinherb, a fruity, sparkling wine; and a late-harvest 2004 Mount Cass chardonnay, with overtones of honey, apricot, and sweet, sweet promise. For a basket that can turn a quick dinner into a gourmet experience, opt for the small-production basket ($50), featuring three bottles of specialty red—a 2003 Fidélitas syrah from Washington's Columbia Valley, a Lechthaler Lagrein Rosato, an Italian Rose from Trentino Italy, and a Lion Hunt Red Muscatel dessert wine from South Africa, which proves that you can have your cake and drink your wine, too. Bottles are subject to availability—in the event that Court Square cannot obtain a certain vintage, a comparable wine of equal or greater value will be substituted. You can try the martini in a basket option, which comes with single malt vodka 750ml, Tosti extra dry vermouth 750ml, and a stainless steel martini shaker ($50). Explore the world of wine and spirits or capture a beautiful, ready-to-gift present with today's deal.