After prolonged fine-food deprivation, taste buds stop answering tonsils' phone calls, sit for hours in total darkness, and begin ill-advised relationships with Hot Pockets. Help old friends get their groove back with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-year membership to the Food & Wine Connoisseur Club (a $159 value).
Established by the publishers of Food & Wine magazine, the Food & Wine Connoisseur Club helps sate the cravings of discerning palates. Members receive hefty benefits, including discounts with partner businesses such as Dancing Deer Baking Co. ($10 off and free shipping on $25+ orders), Artisanal Premium Cheese (20% off and free shipping), and Cooking.com (free shipping on orders of $79+).
When even the most flamboyant homemade duck flambé becomes just another mantel decoration, fill suitcases with pineapple slicers and molcajetes and embark upon a discounted culinary cruise to the Caribbean ($749+ per person with club membership). This balmy seaside meditation affords the opportunity to snorkel over ancient shipwrecks and dine on the acclaimed Celebrity Equinox, a floating funhouse of fulsome flavor. Stroll into Food & Wine events with discounted admission, such as the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, featuring guests including Jacques Pépin and Rick Bayless. Meanwhile, quarterly mailings keep far-flung foodies apprised of recent food trends, discount opportunities, and current postage rates.
Though the Food & Wine Connoisseur Club does offer two free trial months to customers who sign up with a credit card, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.