Thanks to cartoons, many Americans believe that the correct way to taste wine is to take a sip, then witness something so shocking that it causes them to involuntarily expectorate. Skip the spit takes and sample wine correctly with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a three-month membership to Wine 'n Things (a $120 value), located in Stonehenge Market Shopping Center. A go-to grape boutique for 23 years, Wine 'n Things caters to oenophiles and training-wheeled tasters alike. Your membership lets you sample six hand-selected liquids over the course of three months (two bottles per month, installments ready at the beginning of each month); each bottle is valued around $20. A friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff resides in the glistening, bottle-abundant shop, eager to answer any questions customers have when they pick up their monthly bundle or peruse the store for additional apéritifs. Prepare yourself for proper sniffing, swirling, sipping, and cellar storing by checking out Wine 'n Things' helpful FAQ page. Purchase up to five additional memberships as thoughtful holiday gifts for good friends or untraditional watercolor painters.
Seven Judy's Book reviewers give Wine 'n Things a four-star average:
- With a more refined look and more wine on the shelves they are well on the right track to making this Raleigh institution better than ever. Wine tastings are well attended… – Don D.
- Wine 'n Things is a cozy little shop with great buys and staff that knows their wine! Anytime I ask for a suggestion - I know it will be something I will enjoy! – Reviewer on 11/26/2010