Wine can function as a social lubricant and conversation starter, especially if you seal off a cocktail party and slowly fill the room with it. Uncork a good time with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $95 for two general-admission tickets (a $190 value)
- $125 for two VIP admission tickets (a $250 value)
The three-hour "A Voyage in Time" Vino Voyage III takes place on Friday, October 5, at 6 p.m. aboard the 19th-century warship Olympia, docked at the Independence Seaport Museum. Attendees sample various Old-World and New-World wines as wine educators offer insights into their subtle differences. Meanwhile, trumpet player Matt Cappy plays live jazz music from atop the cannon-gun turrets as passengers snack on appetizers from Brûlée Catering and pair the wines with specialty cocktails. As the Old City Seaport Festival’s Parade of Boats sets sail against the Philadelphia skyline, the Vino Voyage III concludes by firing one of the Olympia's actual cannons to send the antique ship forward through time once more.
VIP perks include a champagne toast on the top deck, an intimate wine tasting in the admiral's quarters, a selection of desserts, and a souvenir wine holder. For both options, the event requires a dress code of “yachting casual," which calls for flat shoes for women and open-collar shirts for men and shoulder parrots.
Just as the Roman god Bacchus represented both wine and revelry together, Pinot Boutique celebrates wine by—how else?—throwing parties. The staff regularly stages wine-tasting events—including the recurring Sunset Wine Cruises—and hosts events amid the exposed-brick walls in its downstairs wine lounge. Upstairs, the shop’s main floor is dedicated to fostering at-home celebrations, twice earning a "Best of Philly" commendation, including the title Best Gift Shop of 2012 from Philadelphia Magazine. The acclaimed boutique displays accessories such as wineglass charms, corkscrews, and picnic gear to complement an exclusive selection of vintage wines and fresh labels from Pennsylvania's Paradocx, Pinnacle Ridge Winery, and Auburn Road Winery.