Wine’s popularity stems from its traditional red or white tone, which clearly differentiates it from the blue of shark-infested water. Safely sip away thirst with today’s Groupon to WineStyles in Glenview. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a 60-minute wine tasting for 4 people (a $74.99 total value).
- For $75, you get a 90-minute wine tasting for up to 16 people (a $184.99 total value).<p>
Each option also includes the following: - One-month wine-club enrollment for one - 15% off featured wines - 10% off gifts and accessories<p>
The grape gurus at WineStyles please palates with sips from a revolving stock of 150 local and international wines that lines the walls of a rustic cellar. During each tasting, quartets sample five varietals while an experienced guide rattles off characteristics of each, suggests food pairings, and pinpoints every grape’s zodiac sign. Similarly, the wine tasting party expands groups’ palates with a flight of five samples and education but stages the festivities inside a private tasting space.
Following both sessions, guests receive 10% off the shop’s gifts or accessories and 15% off featured wines ($10–$25), which the staff categorizes using the Dewey Decimal System and profile characteristics such as crispness, silkiness, richness, mellowness, and boldness. In addition, enrollment in the wine club creates at-home oenophiles with two bottles of wine, discounts, and event invitations for one month.
WineStyles’ inspiration for its wine-tasting parties began, of all places, at a backyard barbecue. Some friends at the barbecue found themselves with too many bottles of wine. As an experiment, they decided to taste the wines blindly, so as not to be influenced by price or packaging. This impromptu tasting became the template for WineStyles, a boutique designed to help you choose a wine simply by taste. That is, wines here aren’t categorized by varietal or region, but instead by one of eight taste profiles: crisp, silky, rich, and bubbly for whites; fruity, mellow, bold, and nectar for reds. However, patrons interested in knowing more about their selected bottle can still do so—each bottle comes with a description of its characteristics and suggested food pairings.
Those looking to learn even more about wines can attend one of WineStyles’ weekly tastings or discovery classes. During these events, certified specialists explore everything from the history of different varietals to current trends in wine drinking, such as which wine goes best with texting. Different levels of wine-club membership give participants two to three bottles a month (each selected by a Masters Wine Panel), invitations to private tastings, and discounts toward additional purchases.
1517 Waukegan Rd.
Glenview, Illinois 60025