Without wine magazines, oenophiles would never know what to serve with dinner or which famous vintage was recently spotted at a cocktail party without its label. Drink up news from the wine world with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get the Essential Package from Wine Access (a $25 value). The package includes the following:
- A one-year subscription to Wine Access, published six times per year
- The 2012 Canadian Wine Annual
- A six-bottle tote bag
- The Buyers Guide+ weekly electronic newsletter
Six times per year, the wine experts at Wine Access pour their thoughts onto the page and introduce readers’ palates to both Canadian and international wines. Each issue outfits readers with more than 125 reviews as well as a parings and recipes section for better dinner ideas than corn flakes in chardonnay. Subscribers can flip to travel features and make plans to sample potables crafted in the diverse climates of international locales. Membership also equips readers with the Canadian Wine Annual, a comprehensive guide to Canada’s wineries that points to awards and editor’s picks. The Buyers Guide+ weekly e-newsletter recounts the latest tasting notes and helps readers decide which bottles to load into their complimentary tote bag or break over armrests to christen new couches.