Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two tickets to any wine- or beer-tasting event at Wine on a Dime in Temecula (up to a $25 value).
Wine on a Dime's experienced wranglers of grapes and barleys preside over a range of themed tastings and events that flaunt the accessibility of fine libations. A rotating selection of featured wines parades an ever-changing lineup of pinot noirs, malbecs, and chardonnays, which greet taste buds with firm handshakes during tastings. Wine Lovers Wednesday furnishes participants with six sippables over the course of the evening, and Friday Night Flights rewards customers with five distinct wines and a pilot’s cap stitched together from grapevines. Tilt palates toward seven different grown-up grape juices on Sippin’ Saturdays, or meander into the sudsy wonderland of Thirsty Third Thursday, which arrays six craft beers to sample and savor. Viewings of wine-steeped films such as Sideways and I Was a Teenage Maitre d' surround guests with oenophile culture, and regional tastings focus on the products of Spain, Napa Valley, and other prolific vine strongholds.