What You'll Get
Keep your dining room lively and your social calendar delicious with today's side deal: $10 gets you a one-year membership to TastePost, a community of individuals who love fine wines, spirits, beers, and decadent dining (a $20 value). Ably manned by the food gurus at The Washington Post, TastePost gets you exclusive access to food experts, discounts on local food and drink, invites to private tastings, personalized wine recommendations, a year's subscription to Bon Appétit, and more. Today's deal is perfect for making new fine-dining friends and spirited conversationalists, or for those looking to fill their bellies with discounted wine while reading about food in a decadent bubble bath.
Your TastePost membership will gain you early warnings for exclusive events, acting as your personal Batphone for foodie events like the upcoming premium wine tasting on Nov. 5. Members will get a $35 discount from the normal $50 ticket price for this event, which will bring together the luminaries of wine and the savants of cheese for an evening of dynamic and unexpected tongue-parings at the Post's Washington headquarters.
Each month, TastePost will feature two beers, wines, or spirits, giving you tasting notes and info to gobble up while you drink in discounts on the featured bottles at local stores. Login to TastePost to create your flavor profile, and get personalized recommendations based on your tastes and your fellow members' suggestions. It's like having a live-in sommelier. Pose questions and read exclusive content from The Washington Post food section's experts, as well as chefs, sommeliers, craft brewers, and other special guests. Instead of calling your mom to see if you can serve a pinotage with a smoky peanut-butter-and-bacon sandwich, throw out a question to the experts or let your fellow foodies weigh in on an answer.
Your member benefits get you discounts and invitations to local food and wine festivals, private tastings, and area bars and restaurants. Meet new foodie friends at one of TastePost's events, and put your new community's food and entertaining ideas into action.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 30, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Must be 21 years or older. Must activate membership online by 11/30/09. Membership registration may begin 10/31/09. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Washington Post
When the first issue of The Washington Post was published on December 6, 1877, it was only four pages long and cost just three cents. For a couple of pennies, readers gained access to some of the world’s most brilliant minds, including Joseph Pulitzer and Teddy Roosevelt, who were among its earliest contributors. In the century that followed, The Post became known not just for the headlines it reported, but the ones it inspired. Over the years, the paper’s world-class investigators broke the story of Watergate and helped force the declassification of the Pentagon Papers.
Today, The Post has maintained nearly unrivaled relevance by expanding into digital content. Its website and apps allow the paper to publish up-to-the-minute developments on national and world news, but, like its print edition, also includes op-ed articles and coverage of sports and pop culture. On the apps, however, readers can access additional in-depth coverage on what didn't make it to print in the hard copy edition, as well as exclusive stories by The Post's writers and contributors. The smartphone and tablet apps also include special features such as 40+ comic strips, easy access to The Forum, The Post's real-time Twitter tool, as well as live discussions and the ability to quickly share stories via social media feeds.