If grapes could talk, they'd recount their dreams, the first time they got plucked, and the first time they felt victimized by nature's rumor mill—the vine. Taste the tales of the grape with today's Groupon: for $30, you get admission for two to a special wine-tasting event at Pacific Northwest Wine Club in Tigard (a $60 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, May 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Pacific Northwest Wine Club kicks off the wine-tasting season with a Memorial Day weekend of fine wines and fine company as vino-sippers dip into the club's extensive cellar to take a tastebud tour of the northwest wine scene. Oregon pinot noirs and Walla Walla-region cabernets square off in an interstate battle for the title of boldest red; bottles of pinot gris and riesling provide a lighter, crisper, alternative. While enjoying the soothing ambience of live music, guests can snack on a variety of both hot and cold appetizers that are specially picked to pair with the available wines. While the weekend’s raffles can only impart a limited number of prizes, all attendees leave with a complementary wine glass, ideal for eavesdropping on conversations from behind a closed door. Guest are welcome to come and go as they please during the open house hours from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What could be better than a glass of artisanal beer or wine? How about that same glass, plus an expert to curate the experience, and also you have a talking dog? With Artisan Clubs, you can achieve most of that dream. Members of the World of Wine Club will receive select presses from established regions all over the world, and members of Artisan Beers enjoy similarly elite microbrews. And then there's the Pacific Northwest Wine Club, which propagates the varietals specifically from Oregon and Washington.