Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a group wine tasting that includes three flights of wines for four people at Studio Vino in Tempe (up to a $60 value).
The vintners at Studio Vino unite groups of friends, colleagues, and mathematicians with samplings of their delicious, custom-made wines. During each tasting, Studio Vino doles out the winemaker’s choice of three separate house-made flights: one of whites, one of reds, and one of fruit-infused concoctions such as a complex pomegranate zinfandel and a swarthy blackberry merlot, which has been a customer favorite ever since blackberries were discovered in the late 1990s. As wines swirl and customers determine their paramour potables, friendly staffers remain on hand to explain the subtle nuances and distinct qualities of each tasty vintage. Throughout the evening, swilling foursomes bask in the candlelit glow of the elegant décor, sipping their masterfully-crafted wines amid sleek, marble topped mesas, plushy leather couches, and walls decorated with autographed portraits of celebrity wine accessories.
Located in Tempe, Studio Vino combines an urban feel with wine tasting and making to create a personalized and unique experience for connoisseurs and casual wine drinkers alike. Featuring only wines from Arizona, the winery strives to offer its guests a modern experience while sampling between 8 and 11 of the winery's red and white varietals, each paired with hand-selected cheeses, crackers, and chocolates. In addition to tastings, Studio Vino offers personalized wine labels to help transform a memorable sip into a keepsake.