To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today's Groupon for a two-hour wine, beer, or spirits tasting at Ray's Wine & Spirits in Wauwatosa. Choose from three options:
• For $15, you get two seats at any tasting worth $15 per seat (a $30 value).
• For $20, you get two seats at any tasting worth $20 per seat (a $40 value).
• For $25, you get two seats at any tasting worth $25 per seat (a $50 value).
At Ray’s Wine & Spirits’ tastings, libation lovers quaff samples of the world's most exquisite beverages while rubbing elbows with the people who produce them. Ray’s schedule brims with an assortment of upcoming tastings. Choose grape allegiances on Thursday, July 28, as wines from Napa and Sonoma valleys—sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, zinfandel, and cabernet sauvignon—square off in a varietal throw-down (6:30 p.m., $20/person). For agave aficionados, the Jose Cuervo and Don Julio tequila tasting (Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m., $15/person) lets margarita mavens and thirsty worms sip silky samples of the robust liquor. Or share theories on the rise and fall of the medieval city-state at the Tuscany wine tasting (Thursday, August 25, at 6:30 p.m., $25/person), showcasing chiantis and brunellos paired with delectable appetizers from Kasana Gourmet Concierge.
Located above the store, the pleasant atmosphere of Ray's tasting room and educational center makes it easy for mouths to focus on discerning hints of raspberry, walnut, and Skittles. Ray's well-fermented staff is well-versed in the more than 8,000 wines in the store’s stock and happily assists customers in finding a drink to pair with an upcoming fancy dinner or fancy microwave dinner. Call at least 48 hours ahead to reserve your spot, and be sure to mention your Groupon.
8930 W North Ave.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226