Wine stored in a bottle gets better with age, whereas a message sent in a bottle is the best way to avoid exorbitant stamp prices. Empty your own glass envelopes with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a wine tasting for up to four people, which includes three flights per person, at Studio Vino in Tempe (up to a $60 value).
Studio Vino's clever fermentologists tease palates with flights of house-made red, white, and fruit-infused wines. Each flight corrals three mini glasses of adult grape juice bound together by common ancestry of fruit, complementary flavors, or their fervor for vine-climbing. Among the flight of whites, a riesling summons sweetened smiles to faces, and the pinot grigio desaturates tongues with its dry wit. Red varietals such as the pinot noir or tempranillo explore the influence of earthy tannins upon the tongue in a triad of purple lip painters. An alliance of produce-enhanced brews such as the sense-fuzzing peach chardonnay or tangy cranberry shiraz tantalize taste buds with blossoming notes of fruit and a definitive answer on whether star fruits are fruits, nightshades, or aliens. Each guest collects their own itinerary of flights, preempting collective rationing and the fear of sitting next to someone nicknamed "The Chugger."
Groups convene around a long counter as trios of fermented glory sit on the granite bar top before them. Deep red walls resonate with wine-like tones as guests soak in the modern ambiance or try to poach sips from friends' glasses via osmosis.
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.