Wine and books have gone together since the earliest days of writing, when authors lettered the pages in vino and chugged the ink for inspiration. Enjoy oeno-literary combinations with today's Groupon to wineLIFE in Stapleton. Choose between two options:
- $29 for a one-month book club membership (a $59.95 value)
- $12 for $25 worth of wine
The wineLIFE book club affords oenophile tyros the opportunity to learn more about the fermented object of their affections. The book club membership centers on a monthly pairing—one book and one bottle of wine that is relevant to the reading will be shipped to your home, office, or tree-fort. Tipple the fruits of the literary labors whilst furthering your knowledge of wine regions, varietals, and culture. The most recent book club selection was Women of the Vine: Inside the World of Women Who Make, Taste, and Enjoy Wine, by Deborah Brenner.
For a more mouth-on approach to wine appreciation, take advantage of the second option and stock up on some lovable reds and adorable whites to wash away existentialist blues. Tasters who wish to tour the world can explore with the 2008 Gunn Estate pinot noir ($16.95) from New Zealand and an Argentinean Alma Mora pinot grigio ($11.95). Plenty of domestically derived bottles are available at wineLIFE as well, such as the locally produced 2007 Bouké red blend ($19.95), shipped straight from the distant and exotic vineyards of the North Fork of Long Island.