Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon: for $15, you get 10 wine tasting visits to Fremont Avenue Cellars (a $30 value). Complimentary tastings are regularly scheduled Tuesdays–Thursdays, so customers should plan to redeem this Groupon on Fridays or Saturdays between noon and 6 p.m. Each wine tasting visit includes tastings of 4–5 wines.
Fremont Avenue Cellars owners Michael Cawdrey and Sally Thomae keep their shelves stocked with small-production bottles that all retail for under $25, uncorking select samples throughout the week for customers to sip on while they shop. Much like the boiling point of water, the theme changes weekly, though previous lineups have included a blind tasting of new- and old-world sangiovese and a comparison between West Coast zinfandel and Italian primitivo. Visitors may divvy up their 10 tastings how they see fit, either spreading them out over the weeks or bringing along a group of fellow enophiles. In addition to granting admittance to the tastings, Groupon customers will receive a 10% discount if they purchase four bottles of featured wines, along with a 15% discount if they add any fifth bottle of their choosing.