After Capri Sun began creepily transforming people into amorphous metallic globules, wine rose to prominence, offering a similarly complex flavor profile without the threat of spontaneous melting. Celebrate wine, or "nature's Capri Sun," with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a one-day entry to the Florida International Wine Challenge at The Palms Hotel & Spa in the heart of Miami Beach (a $60 value). This Groupon is good for either Thursday, June 24, or Friday, June 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The one-day ticket to the Sixth Annual Florida International Wine Challenge gets you an unlimited sampling of more than 500 worldly wines. Sample a variety of sips, such as the merlot of Napa Valley, syrah of Portugal, and malbec of Argentina, while participating in contests, raffles, and taste-testing activities. If you decide to fill your stomach with solids after the wine tastings, you can make dinner reservations at The Palms Hotel & Spa's Essensia Restaurant & Lounge and choose any two free bottles of wine from the tasting with no corkage fee to complement your meal. Tropical-reveling guests will appreciate the tranquility of The Palms Hotel & Spa, a luxurious resort with a sensational view of the oceanfront.
Award-winning wines are selected by an internationally diverse group of judges who will inspect each wine's color, the taste, and how well it evokes idyllic memories of the 1962 World Series. Gold-medal winners will be showcased again during the Miami International Wine Fair in October. Proceeds from the event go toward the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and the Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation.