To make unfine wine, place grapes beneath a silk pillow, sleep on said pillow for a fortnight, then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a wine tasting for two and take-home tasting glasses at WineStyles in Folsom (a $30 value).
In a softly lit bar and cellar, the sommeliers at WineStyles pour gracious grapes for tastings while guiding thirsty patrons toward palate-pleasing quaffs. Bring a fermentation-loving friend and spend the evening imbibing six vibrant varietals, allowing taste buds to mingle with an array of intriguing flavor profiles. Learn to distinguish cherry tones from raspberry and oaky finishes from particle board with a range of rare reds and whites at each tasting. If a sampling of a certain vintage strikes the fancy of a curious sipper, simply spill a few drops on a nearby shirt sleeve, and the expert staff will happily sniff out a corresponding bottle, available at a 10% discount the day of the tasting. Today's Groupon is valid at any already scheduled tasting or by reservation.
Wine connoisseurs keep the shelves of UnWined stocked with 100 to 150 vintages, many of which are rare or exclusive to UnWined. Culled from large and small vineyards around the globe, the bottles are all labeled with their unique flavor profile so visitors can ready their taste buds accordingly. Amid the cellar's Old-World ambiance, connoisseurs pair visitors with wines to suits their tastes and help them print their own labels. The winery also hosts tastings and live music on some weekends.
Wine tastings are also held on Friday nights and live music is performed on Saturday nights.
915 Sutter St.
Folsom, California 95630