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Fledgling wine lovers and wine stalkers who have loved wine only from a distance through high-powered wineoculars can find out exactly why they love it with today’s Groupon. For $60, you get three months of Wine Club membership at the WineStyles at 1051 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Wesley Chapel (a $105 value). Those months will be February, March, and April of 2010.
Your Wine Club membership will include:
- Two bottles of hand-selected wine each month (at least a $40 value), which will be available for pick-up starting on the second Friday of the month
- Private Wine Club tastings
- Sommelier tasting notes and suggested recipe pairings
- 10% discount on everything at the Wesley Chapel location, plus a 15% discount on repurchases of Wine Club wines and a 15% case discount
- Loyalty points good for store credit
- Invitations and discounts to special events
- Increased chances of meeting someone named “Mark”
If you’ve learned everything you know about sommeliers and oenophiles from Three Stooges shorts, then you’ll be surprised at how friendly and unsnooty the staff at WineStyles is. They’ll happily demystify the wine experience, offer useful tasting and pairing tips, and answer even the silliest of questions. They’ll help you navigate your way through WineStyles’ massive selection of national and international vinos until you find the perfect pairing for your usual dinner of mulligan stew, live Klingon gagh, and Crunch Berries.
Valid at Wesley Chapel location only. All wine must be picked up by May 30, 2010.
Though WineStyles in Wesley Chapel is still fairly new and doesn’t have many reviews, the St. Petersburg Times was eager to cover it as the newest addition to this burgeoning franchise: > * …Melquist wants to do more than sell bottles. He hopes to make the store a “third place” for wine lovers to congregate, much like Starbucks has done for coffee connoisseurs. That’s why he’s adding a 750-square- foot patio and offering a bar inside to encourage sipping. – Lisa Buie, St. Petersburg Times
And check out what reviewers across the nation have to say about WineStyles: > * My husband and I are Wine Club Members at WineStyles…The staff is so much fun to chat with while you talk. They are knowledgeable about the products, the vineyards, foods that are a good match … you name it. – Melinda M., Yelp > * I work for…catering and we use them all the time. They are professional, helpful and have the best wine selection. Anytime we or one of our clients has needed wine with a bridal tasting, or for their reception we have gone to the pros! – Erin B, Yahoo! Local