Thanks to cartoons, many Americans believe that the correct way to taste wine is to take a sip and then witness something so shocking that it causes them to involuntarily expectorate. Skip the spit takes and sample wine correctly with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a full-day wine-tasting tour (a $79.95 value), which includes wine tastings at four wineries (a $10 value each) and lunch (a $15 value), from The Wine Line in Santa Barbara Wine Country (a $134.95 total value).
Enabling odysseys to Santa Barbara’s plum-shucking boozeries, The Wine Line offers patrons biodiesel-fueled "hop on, hop off" shuttle service that allows travelers to create their own itinerary and guzzle spirits at their own leisure. The Wine Line's four-stop tour offers wine tastings at each site, along with a gourmet box lunch to inspire wine couplings and potential vaudeville partnerships. Tour-goers can ladle splashes of estate-grown chardonnay and syrah at Cambria Estate Winery or capture taster-tickling vinos of pinot noir and merlot, along with a souvenir glass perfect for the scrapbook, at Kenneth Volk Vineyards. The tour also mosies through the scenic hills of Riverbench Vineyard & Winery and Tres Hermanas Vineyard & Winery.