Before one samples a fine wine, one must gently swirl the glass to release any viticultural poltergeists, which, if consumed, will cause drinkers to become overly affectionate and heavily stomp feet wherever they go. Follow appropriate sampling etiquette with today's Groupon: for $17, you get one general admission to Amazing Taste, held at the City of Wildwood Town Center on Sunday, September 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (a $35 value). General admission includes:
- Wine, beer, and spirit samples
- A commemorative wine glass
- Four buffet stations by Lisa's Texas BBQ
The fifth annual Amazing Taste event, sponsored by Lukas Liquor Superstore, grants ticket-holders samples from an array of more than 500 wines, beers, and spirits. Festival-goers embark on short odysseys through the Wildwood Town Center, evaluating a slew of mature beverages from the Riverfront Times’ best liquor store of 2006 before challenging fellow consumers to palate duels. While sipping, visitors can enjoy music by Zero Friction and traverse four buffets stocked by Lisa's Texas BBQ, which include a martini-mashed-potato bar, a pan-Asian station, a quesadilla bar, and a pasta bar.
All proceeds from the event benefit Angels' Arms. The organization's dedicated foster parents nurture and house children and sibling groups until permanent adoption arrangements can be made. During the last 11 years they have accommodated more than 200 children in their six loving homes.
The Amazing Taste encourages all patrons to drink responsibly.