In a proper tasting, wine must be held up to the light to gauge its colour, tossed on a white couch to judge its acidity, and sipped through a crazy straw to annoy the host. Become the toast of any tasting with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a $20 Taste Station wine-tasting card at Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation. Choose from 18 locations.
Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation grants oenophiles in search of vinous libations the chance to test drive imported and local wines at their Taste Station automated sampling machines. Each wine-spouting apparatus holds up to a dozen wines that, like plans to ban the word “bejeezus,” are updated biweekly. Machine-activating tasting cards come equipped with an embedded chip that limits revellers to three quaffs during a one-hour period, preserving customer safety and preventing taste buds from short-circuiting due to overstimulation. Sips of grown-up grape juice cost $1–$2 each, and upon finding a vintage that sends tongues into twitterpated raptures, NLC staff can help browsers locate a bottle of said Dionysian delight for purchase.
Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation
As a provincial crown corporation, the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation oversees the handling and distribution of alcoholic beverages throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Spanning 24 retail stores and more than 100 agency locations, the NLC provides these cities and outlying communities with beverages that help make parties rowdier, holidays more festive, and soccer games actually interesting. Unlike many other provincial liquor services, the NLC blends and bottles its own spirits, and is responsible for dispersing more than 125,000 cases of liquor. Additionally, the shops carry a multitude of wines as well as beer brewed locally and around the world.