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. Fill your own glass envelopes with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a fresh-juice winemaking experience at Vin Bon (a $150 value). Choose from the following locations: Maple, North York, Scarborough, and Toronto. The winemaking experience includes:
- Fresh pinot grigio or malbec juice for 24–26 bottles of wine
- Shrinks and labels<p>
Although bottles are not included in this deal, customers may bring their own or purchase at an additional cost ($1).
Vin Bon’s oenologists guide customers through the art of creating vintages within an on-site winemaking facility. Upon arrival, guests choose from imported juices hailing from grapes such as pinot grigio or malbec based on flavour and ability to coexist with glass. Participants hand over their desired juice to winemakers for the vinting process. Vintners closely monitor each juice batch on its journey to fermentation by blending ingredients in massive metal vats and housing the mixture until it is ready for bottling. Each batch fills 24–26 bottles of wine, which customers can assemble into sculptures of Dionysus’s favourite decanter and decorate with labels. Each newborn batch is also bolstered by Vin Bon’s guarantee.
The winemakers at Vin Bon, using juices from international harvests, invite customers into the winemaking process, helping them craft their own vintages without the time-consuming steps of squeezing, straining, and background-checking their own grapes. After helping guests select their juice, the winemakers monitor and blend ingredients in each batch on its journey through fermentation and filtration. In additional to their winemaking services and kits, Vin Bon sources premium juices and grapes, such as cabernet sauvignon and riesling.