Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de León was forced to forgo his quest for the mythical land of wine after an accidental tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his abandoned journey with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get three preselected bottles of wine at Pearson’s Wine & Spirits in Glover Park (an $81.99 value).
Established during Prohibition, Pearson’s Wine & Spirits has persevered as a major presence in Washington’s spirits market for nearly 80 years. With today’s deal, the vinely inclined can pick up a trio of tipples capable of lifting spirits, accentuating dinner, and inspiring grape haters to take a hard look at their worldview.
Pop the cork on a bottle of 2006 Kilroy shiraz ($30 value), whose estimable balance makes it ideal for entertaining sophisticated groups of acrobats. The 2008 Newton Red Label cabernet sauvignon, culled from premier Napa vineyards ($26.99 value), gives sippers all the vibrancy and richness of a billionaire in a neon jumpsuit, and the 2006 Kilroy cabernet sauvignon, selected from Barossa Valley vineyards ($25 value), is full bodied and layered with lingering flavors, with a degree of quaffable classiness that coaxes taste buds to curtsy.
Sixteen Yelpers give Pearson's Wine & Spirits a four-star average: