Outdoor festivals are a sure sign that summer is here, just like sunflowers in bloom or snowmen screaming in agony. Celebrate the eternal cycle with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for admission for two to the Hometown Hoedown wine and beer event (a $46 value)
- $49 for admission for four (a $92 value)
- $75 for admission for six (a $138 value)
The event will be held on on Friday, July 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to don cowboy attire to sample wine and beer. Admission includes a meal of brisket or a smoked-chicken slider with sides of potato salad, coleslaw, beans, and chips and salsa, catered by Smoke-N-Grill. Live music from Chrys Mitchell soundtracks the evening, and games and door prizes encourage friendly competition.
The Secret Cellar
The quaint lavender home in rural Shueyville is hard to miss. When Lauren Cannon bought the place in 2004, her friends encouraged her to open a hardware or grocery store, but, according to Examiner.com, her passion for wine flowered into The Secret Cellar instead. The Cellar—a homespun boutique specializing in high-end wines—extends its stock of craft libations to handpicked beers, liquors, and artisanal cheeses.
As patrons peruse, fragrant tendrils of smoke ascend from Iowa–made soy candles, undulating across the store's stained-glass sign and idyllic outdoor wine garden. Lauren leans on her olfactory expertise to lend helpful recommendations and, as an instructor during classes, pair sips of classic varietals with activities such as dancing, painting, and reverse-engineering wine into grapes.