Wines are often named for their region of origin, such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, or Tightly Sealed Bin on Windowsill. Send taste buds traveling with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for a premium guided wine tasting experience for two (a $30 value)
- $25 for a premium guided wine tasting experience for four (a $60 value)
- $99 for a private guided wine tasting experience for up to 16 (up to a $250 value)
During the parties, guests will sample 1–1.5 ounces each of five featured wines throughout a presentation led by a certified wine specialist. The specialist will also discuss wine-tasting etiquette. Afterward, groups can take advantage of a 15% discount on any items purchased that day. The 2-person and 4-person parties last 45 minutes; the private 16-person party lasts 90 minutes.
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.