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 juvenile. Take up his journey with this Groupon.
$29 for $60 Worth of Wine Tastings and Small Plates for Two
Oenophiles can opt to taste a weekly-rotating array of three assertive, aromatic reds ($20), three light wines ($11), aromatic whites ($17), or fun aperitivi white wines ($12). To eat, diners can opt for a mild cheese plate ($11), or 12-piece crostini sampler with cured meats, veggies, and cheeses ($11), a prosciutto plate ($11), or a mixed salume plate ($10). View all flight and small plate options here.
At Wine Expo, named one of the "10 Best Wine & Spirit Shops in LA" by Los Angeles Magazine, racks teem with wine, craft beer, and liquor from every corner of the globe, plus, a generous selection of real Champagne. The knowledgeable staffers on hand know the difference between standard fruity, oak-infused bottles with lackluster taste and knockout wines that accentuate dinners of red meat or red crayons. They help guide oenophiles in selecting Portuguese whites or Tuscan reds, and organic sparkling white wines or a 31-year-old bottle of scotch. At the wine bar, sippers can sample the flavors for themselves, with flights of three whites, three to four reds, or glasses of beer. Small plates accompany the drinks, including mild cheeses, prosciutto, and crostini.