Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today's Groupon: for $49, you get 10 bottles of late-harvest apple wine, plus a $25 credit toward Quality Assurance wines, at Fermentations (a $99 value).
Covered in publications that include the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail, Fermentations lets customers purchase ready-made award-winning wines or make their own wine and bottle it with the assistance of a helpful staff. The late-harvest apple wine utilizes fresh juices rather than concentrates to concoct a sweet, seasonal blend similar to ice wine and well suited for holiday gift giving, dessert complementing, and wine-bottle-bobbing contests. In addition to 10 bottles of the extract-free apple wine, Groupon holders also receive a $25 credit toward do-it-yourself winemaking of any of Fermentations' Quality Assurance wines. After selecting the kind of wine they would like to make, visitors are led by friendly merlot mavens through a fun and educational process that culminates in one's own unique variety of wine ($155–$182 for 26–30 bottles), whether it be a delicate zinfandel to have with dinner or a nice chianti to fix up with a nephew made of cheese.