Wine was once such an expensive commodity that the rich conspicuously spilled it on their golden capes instead of wasting it invisibly in their stomachs. Afford enough wine to braggadociously spill it with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $100 worth of wine and merchandise from ONEHOPE Wine. Today’s deal is only valid for purchases made through ONEHOPE’s online store.
Featured by media outlets such as Us Weekly and featured at big ticket events like the Oscars, ONEHOPE Wine practices an unusual variety of virtuous viniculture; half its profits are funneled toward a variety of commendable causes that include AIDS/LifeCycle, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and ACT Today!. Use your merlot-filled Magic 8 Ball or wine-loving Ouija board to choose from a selection of several different bottles, from a 2009 Arroyo Seco Reserve Pinot Noir ($23.99) crafted by grape guru Rob Mondavi Jr. to a 2008 California Sauvignon Blanc ($18.99). Each conscionable quaffable helps a specific charity organization, allowing you to sip your support for an individual cause or pour all your wines into a single goblet of goodness. Those who love wine but fear its propensity to stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair can opt instead to pick up some ONEHOPE merchandise, such as a hat ($25), polo shirt ($30), or gift basket ($40-$80).
Rather than making a one-time purchase, you can also use today’s deal to win the undying love of your squash partner’s tennis instructor by enrolling him in ONEHOPE’s wine club. The value of today’s deal can also be applied to shipping and handling, though purchases of six bottles receive free shipping within California.
- The idea is simple: OneHope, a for-profit company based in Irvine, Calif, tries to sell as much quality wine as possible, and 50 percent of its profits go to charity. Sales of the merlot go to AIDS research, the sauvignon blanc supports the environment, and the zin goes to causes that support U.S. troops. – Jason Daley, Entrepreneur