Toast to today's side deal: for $175, you get an introductory three-month trial membership plus six bottles of premium wine from Hemispheres Wine Guild (a $350 value). Today's Groupon allows you to try out guild membership without the yearlong commitment. Though yearlong membership includes quarterly deliveries, this introductory offer for Groupon users allows you to sample one six-bottle shipment and enjoy the guild's other membership benefits, including wine reviews and other tools to help you cultivate your wine-buds, for three months.
The subscription-based wine cooperative offers premium and nearly impossible-to-find (on Canadian soil) wines from the world's top regions and delivers the fermented finds to the doors of its members. Wines are specially chosen by an expert wine scout, who scours the globe for the tastiest grapes and sends subscribers a succulent surprise from a specific region. The six bottles included in this deal are classified as "ultra premium" and will be shipped to you upon activating your Groupon. In addition to the wine, this deal includes a three-month introductory membership to the guild, with which you'll enjoy exclusive members-only perks, such as reviews of worldly wines, newsletters, an educational database, and invites to live-action Hemispheres events. This deal includes all shipping and taxes and makes an ideal gift for a wine-guzzling couple of newlyweds or an ornery oenophile who needs a little perking up.