To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get admission for two people to one day of the Memorial Day–weekend wine-tasting event at Gougér Cellars & Winery in Vancouver (a $20 value). The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 30.
Gary Gougér employs his background as a pharmacist as well as his vintner's training in Australia to coax flavors from vines, crafting a series of blended creations as well as the occasional single-varietal bottling. The Memorial Day–weekend event includes a flight of at least five of Gary's wines running the gamut from the structured petite sirah and zinfandel of the #726 to the balanced crispness of the #901's viognier, pinot gris, and muscat. The oft-sampled #903 sports a platinum medal from the 2011 San Diego International Wine Competition to bolster its already robust, fruit-forward blend of cabernet sauvignon, petite sirah, zinfandel, and syrah. Meanwhile, small bites of food hidden throughout the winery's tasting room will refresh palates and placate the tooth fairies living in your mouth.
Gougér Cellars & Winery's Memorial Day–weekend event will also feature live music performances inside the high-ceilinged tasting room. Get this deal and share the fermented grape juice magic with someone you love or someone you want to love you. Groupon holders can also opt to fill their homes with Gary's bottled offerings by taking advantage of a 15% discount on cases of wine purchased during Memorial Day weekend.
Gougér Cellars Winery
When pharmacist Gary Gougér first started making wine, he was an amateur who was simply translating his love of vino into a pleasurable hobby. Soon, his passion took over, and he began racking up numerous International Gold awards for his red blends. His science background, coupled with training at one of the world’s finest winemaking schools in Australia, helped Gougér take his wines to the next level. Gougér now oversees his own winery, built in 2013 inside a renovated firehouse, where his bottles take center stage at tasting-room events ranging from holiday events to varietal samplers.
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