Prudent grapes who seek shade to avoid becoming raisins often fall victim to wine makers’ promises of free foot massages. Remit to relaxation with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine wine delivered from DomVino.com.
DomVino.com ferries palate-pleasing bottles from the finest worldwide wine regions to the doorsteps of local oenophiles or grape-juice gumshoes seeking to upgrade their badges. Run by Domenick Petralia and his family, this virtual vineyard specializes in Italian wines and offers tipplers a chance to clink glasses at a variety of prices, including an ample selection of under $15 finds.
The best-selling Monte Maria 2009 Montepulciano ($11.66) boasts a full body, soft tannins, and a delicious photo finish. Lonely aperitifs and cakes find their soul mate with Sweet Baby Sweet White Wine ($13.99), which sings notes of citrus fruit and orange blossoms. Those wishing to edify their taste buds can indulge in the Casa Donoso 2006 Bicentenario Gran Reserva cabernet sauvignon ($43.75) or the Citille Di Sopra 2005 Brunello Di Montalcino ($39.50), a hand-harvested helping of sangiovese grosso grapes that’s old enough to go to tie its own shoes.
To facilitate optimal flavor finding, DomVino.com posts detailed descriptions of its fermented grapes, including their aromas, tannins, complementary foods, and Social Security numbers. Scour the site’s comprehensive product list to scope out suitable bottles, then have them spirited to your home just in time for dinner.