What You'll Get
Wine stored in a bottle gets better with age, whereas a message sent in a bottle is the best way to avoid exorbitant stamp prices. Empty your own glass envelopes with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get an in-home wine tasting for up to 12 people from PRP Wine International (a $200 value). This Groupon is valid within 90 miles of St. Louis.
PRP Wine International's traveling tastings bring up to 12 oenophiles together to sample finely fermented elixirs. Before mouthwatering spirits woo palates, budding wine connoisseurs call to schedule an appointment and articulate their preference for wine types. A vino expert then arrives at their home bearing six rare flavors from California, Chile, Australia, and other distant locales, two of which the host can keep after opening. As sippers' palates absorb educational vine-blood, the expert enumerates details about each libation, suggests food pairings, shares recipes, and performs a half-hour interpretive dance that explains the winemaking process. The grapey concoctions offer several health benefits, which can include lowering blood pressure, boosting antioxidants, or helping prevent heart attacks.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Must be 21 or older. Valid only for 6 bottles of wine per tasting. Extra fee for more than 12 participants. Valid only within 90 miles of St. Louis. Valid only in Missouri. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About PRP Wine International
Beside the Rhine River in Germany or in sun-soaked fields in Tuscany and California, vines grow heavy with ripe fruit. These jewel-toned morsels fill bottles at PRP Wine International, whose consultants then share the global terroir during special events and private tastings at home. Each staff member has a library of facts about wine production and consumption on the tip of their tongue, as well as several varieties of corkscrews hanging from their mandated utility belt. Their mission is to cultivate an appreciation of fine wines by introducing clients to global varieties—from beaujolais to chianti—while sharing food pairing ideas and recipes, and educating clients about the winemaking process and wine in general.
An online shop organizes varietals, such as montepulciano and gewürztraminer, by their taste profile and country of origin, and sparkling wines are searchable by price point. To deepen their client's connection to their favorite bottle, they may either be etched or emblazoned with custom labels that commemorate an event or deliver a dry thank you.