Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of specialty wines and accessories at NOLA Tropical Winery.
NOLA Tropical Winery stocks exotic shelves with award-winning specialty and fruit wines and pours glasses for in-house sipping sessions. Imbibists can peruse more than 40 blends of tannic-acid-free fruit wines including pale pink watermelon and citrus wine ($22.99) brewed in the style of a white zinfandel or Florida banana wine ($26.99), which doubles as a simple syrup for cocktails or a rewarding Pavlovian treat for nearby monkeys-in-training. A collection of local wines fermented by Pontchartrain Vineyards, a traditional French vintner in Covington, celebrates the full-bodied taste of Louisiana grapes. Guests can take a load off with a glass of red, white, or sparkling wine ($7.50–$9.50/glass) or savor a refreshing wine smoothie in flavors such as key lime and mango ($9–$15). Connoisseurs can also stock up on sipping accessories such as a jute wine carrier ($8.99) embellished with fleur-de-lis symbols or super-absorbent felt coasters ($7.99) to manage splashes while sipping fruit juices in a mosh pit.