Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was forced to forgo his quest for the mythical land of wine after an accidental tumble into the fountain of youth left him eternally underage. Take up his abandoned journey with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of fine wine at Maratene's Fine Wine & Spirits in Waldwick.
Since 1933, Maratene's attentive staff members have poured out purple-tinted knowledge as they guide customers in the direction of ideal wines to complement any meal or gathering. Rouse drowsy taste buds with a swishing of an oaky Avery Quinn chardonnay ($13.99), or recite a philosophical treatise to an indifferent partygoer over a Chateau Ste. Michelle riesling ($12.99). The chronically indecisive can sip samples at one of the shop's free Saturday wine tastings or visit owner and trained sommelier Gregg Burke's wine blog for vino suggestions, reviews, and tips on minimizing painful wine-swirling wrist injuries.