Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a one-year VIP membership that includes a $75 purchase voucher to Roux Wine & Spirits, celebrating its grand opening on Friday, August 19, in Prairieville (a $100 value).
Brand-new Roux Wine & Spirits charms the senses with a whirlwind tour of the globe’s fermented and distilled libations. In addition to filling wallets with a $75 voucher good toward drinkables and accouterments, VIP membership grants access to a loyalty program that rewards tipplers with 3% returns on all purchases. Invitations to members-only events furnish social calendars with exclusive gatherings such as tastings and workshops on how to decode messages hidden in champagne bubbles. While shopping for craft beer, spirits, or wine hand-selected by owner and French Wine Scholar Myrna Arroyo, VIP members can request gratis local delivery for large orders, as well as special orders of favorite varietals.
On Fridays, Roux Wine & Spirits hosts a complimentary tasting where guests can sample a pair of select vintages. Those interested in attending the grand-opening event on August 19 should call 225-313-6488 to reserve a spot and confirm that phones shaped like footballs actually make callers sound like Dan Marino.