Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one admission to the Summer Big Red Event from VIN12 (a $25 value). The event takes place on Saturday, August 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Social Nightclub.
VIN12's wine events gather guests in urban social spots to blend traditional and nontraditional approaches to tasting wine. The Summer Big Red Event continues VIN12's wine-event series, focusing on more than 60 pinot noirs, zinfandels, and syrahs from wine minders representing more than 20 wine producers from Sonoma, Napa, Central Coast, and Sierra Foothills. Guests mingle as they sip from bottomless glasses the whole evening, countering pushy tannins with light fare from a local food vendor (at an additional cost). Ambling acquaintances can also wander around Social Nightclub, enjoying a spacious dance floor enlivened by the pluckings of Martin Collins.
When VIN12 held their first event nearly five years ago in San Francisco, it heralded a new golden age for Californian wine connoisseurs. An age of monthly tastings held across Northern California. An age of parties with themes such as sparkling wine, zinfandel, and pinot noir. An age of enough empty bottles to cast an entire Charles Dickens novel into the sea. With expert curation by 650 vintners, VIN12 has held more than five dozen tastings since its inception and has entertained more than 21,000 wine enthusiasts.