If you personalize something, then it truly becomes yours, which is why newlyweds traditionally inscribe their names on each other's rings and then spray-paint each other with their respective tags. Enjoy similarly self-branded vintages with today's Groupon: for $59, you get six personalized bottles of wine from Vino Aquino in Tacoma (a $131.70 value).
A family-owned-and-operated winery, Vino Aquino is the breeding ground for several varietals of red and dessert wines and lets its customers personalize their flagons for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, and the launches of homemade space shuttles. Simply provide the winery's bottle masters with an image and up to four lines of text, and they'll transform them into a logo and emblazon it onto your half-dozen grape-blood capsules. Next, you'll get to fill those bottles with your choice of any varietal in the store. The barrel-aged Washington State merlot pairs aromas of cherry and cocoa with a smooth finish. The Columbia Valley cabernet sauvignon, meanwhile, celebrates alliteration with fresh black-fruit flavors. A customized order will typically be ready in just a few days—just enough time to start growing an official George Bernard Shaw drinking beard.
- Everyone from wine aficionados to occasional vino drinkers can find everything they are looking for at the family-owned and operated Vino Aquino. – Matt Nagle, Tacoma Weekly
Washington is becoming known across the globe for its rich, complex wines, so the Aquino family started Vino Aquino to help Washingtonians create, package, and label their own wines like local pros. To do so, the Aquinos stocked up on winemaking kits, wine accessories, and essential materials such as bottles and corks. Using the kits and local grapes to create their own tasty concoctions, the Aquinos offer up their goods for customers to purchase or sample during private tasting parties.