Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a wine tasting for two at Dudley’s Wine & Gifts in Murrieta (up to a $24 value). Tastings take place Tuesday–Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dudley’s Wine & Gifts’ husband-and-wife owners, Eric and Chris Dudley, imbue evening tastings with a casual and unpretentious ambiance, according to Murrieta Patch, while surrounding sippers with the sounds of reggae, soul, and rock music. The duo stocks their long, wooden shelves with international wines from France, Argentina, and ancient Troy, as well as bottles produced in the nearby Temecula wine country. Nightly tasting themes, such as networking and singles events, encourage mingling, and an assortment of light snacks and nearby car washes help cleanse palates between aromatic sips.