What You'll Get
To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a wine tasting for two at Wine Xing (a $20 value), located in Wilsonville. Currently, weekly tastings are available every Friday and Saturday between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Wine Xing houses a wide range of distinctly bold and brilliant wines from all over the globe. As co-tasters take flight across their 10 individual samples—usually five reds and five whites—tongues will traverse bud-tingling beverages from as nearby as Oregon, Washington, and California and as far away as South Africa and New Zealand, also known as Old Zealand 2.0. Regardless of their wafted wisdom level, guests will have no trouble imbibing comprehensive insight from founder Eric Bean, a proud purveyor of accessible vinformation and a possessor of a PhD in biochemistry. Tap into Bean's bean to gain knowledge on ideal food pairings and how to best serve, swig, sniff, sample, and stare down a wine.
Although online reviews for Wine Xing are still growing, five Citysearchers award the business an average of 4.2 stars.
- The tastings are very well organized & often a fun learning experience (even if you think you know everything about wine). – pdxwinefood
- I also enjoy the tastings Eric offers on Friday and Saturday. He offers 10 different wines, 5 reds and 5 whites (often one sparkling wine), so I always get to try a bunch of wines I've never encountered before. It's rare that I go home without at least one bottle. The tastings are low-key with plenty of opportunity to pick Eric's brain and exchange opinions. – kwiegers
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per couple, may buy multiple as gifts. Subject to availability. Not valid with other offers. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.