Before it was tamed, the wild grape was the scourge of the valleys, mocking the looks of recently sheared sheep and running away with farmers' sons. Drink to the fruits of cultivation with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $90 worth of wine from Marquee Selections' online store.
Marquee Selections assists wine connoisseurs in stocking their cellars with wallet-friendly wines from Argentina, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United States, all produced using green, organic, biodynamic, and sustainable winemaking practices. Unlike large-batch distributors, Marquee purveys godly grape juices produced by hand in small batches.
Fermentation buffs can collate a cadre of individual bottles ($9.99–$29.99) or choose from Marquee's mixed and full case deals ($47.99–$199.99). The International "Old World" Red Wine variety pack treats palates to all the pleasures of a European castle wine cellar without the hassle of jumping a Siberian-tiger-filled moat ($89.99), while the International White Wine variety pack builds cross-continental bridges with six Dionysian delights from around the globe ($79.99). Sip on Argentina's crisp Grazioso organic torrontes, or treat tongues to a vociferous gargling of Classy sauvignon blanc from Lake County in California.