To unlock the secrets of a bottle of wine, one must take a measured sip, allow its flavors to linger on the palate, and peel back the label to reveal a private diary of vineyard gossip. Spy on talkative tannins with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a wine tasting for two (a $20 value) and a $20 wine credit at Liquorama in Upland (a $40 total value).
Held twice weekly, Liquorama’s wine tastings pair complex flavors and seductive aromas of five to eight wines with a staggering selection of bottles. With an idiosyncratic array of velvety libations gathered from foreign and domestic vineyards, the stock harbors exceptional discoveries, ranging from lively zinfandels to smooth syrahs. Upcoming tasting varietals include a 2007 Santa Rita Medalla Real ($15.99) and a 2009 Saints Valley zinfandel ($10.99), carefully sidestepping carbonated, neon-green cabernets imported from a future with no taste. Cheese and crackers stem the flood of delectable drinks and distract epicurean pairs from befuddlement at each other’s newly acquired French accents. Tastings last for two hours, after which guests can peruse the store’s vast selection of in-store wines or select a bottle showcased in their tasting with a $20 credit.
Since 1978, the staff of Liquorama has helped visitors navigate the impressive inventory of rare wines, beers, and spirits that line the store's many aisles. Drop in for wine tastings three times a week—Friday evenings include sips from an Enomatic wine dispenser, while Saturday afternoons host enlightening custom tastings designed for groups of 10 or more. The store also stocks a variety of accessories for crafting drinks, hosting parties, and pouring beer into its appropriate glassware.
901 W Foothill Blvd.
Upland, California 91786