Before it was tamed, the wild grape was the scourge of agriculture, mocking the looks of recently sheared sheep and running away with farmers' sons. Drink freely of its domesticated spirit with today's Groupon. For $35, you get $70 worth of organic icewine or portage from family-owned Rollingdale Winery. This Groupon is not valid for purchases of other wines. Lips lap in ecstasy when exposed to a drop of the Pinot Gris Sweet Tooth Series Icewine 2008 ($69.90 a bottle), a golden tongue-tonic produced from the must of vine-frozen grapes. Otherwise, choose an earthy portage like the Sweet Tooth Series 2006 ($69.90 a bottle), wafting notes of strawberry jam and dried fig to sate the senses and coax wily taste buds into submission with its richness.
- Pinot Noir is an unusual choice to use as the source grapes for an ice wine as the fragile berries are not ones to like the extreme cold needed to make the world famous sweet wine (-8 degrees C). However, in the hands of the Rollingdale winemaking team under the direction of Steve Dale, it delivers big. – Liam Carrier, Icon Wines