A bottle of wine gets better with age, whereas a message in a bottle only grows more irrelevant. Elect to open better bottles with today’s Groupon to Lake Erie Wine Fest in Geneva On the Lake at 1 p.m.–9 p.m. on June 25 or 26. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get four all-day adult taster admissions on June 25 or 26 (a $92 advance value, a $100 value at the door).
- For $20, you get two all-day adult taster admissions on June 25 or 26 (a $46 advance value, a $50 value at the door).
The Lake Erie Wine Fest ripens intellects and tantalizes taste buds with a variety of fermented fruit juices. Each adult taster ticket entitles participants to 15 1-ounce wine samples from a host of participating Ohio wineries, along with a souvenir Lake Erie Wine Fest glass and a festival tasting guide that includes valuable insights on how to let reds breathe and the easiest way to turn wine into Kool-Aid. On one of the two knowledge-expanding days, festival-goers may take notes on a series of informational demonstrations on subjects such as food-and-wine pairing or snag supplies needed to ferment bathtub-based vintages at home. Lectures on viniculture and wine-related arts-and-crafts displays round out the festivities, and fare from local restaurants will be available for purchase and immediate or eventual consumption.
Lake Erie Winefest
Summertime breezes wander from the shores of Lake Erie to whistle through clinking glasses at the Lake Erie Winefest, where casual and seasoned sippers alike gather annually to discuss, learn about, and taste-test different wines from regional winemakers. Throughout the weekend, participating wineries showcase products to festival attendees, who can take their grape-fueled zest to the next level by absorbing viticulture lectures or promising to name their next child after a favorite sample. Food and wine demonstrations dish out tips for palatable pairing, and bands and craft stands amplify festive airs with live tunes and wine-related wares.