Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in moderate proportions: for $29, you get an in-home wine-tasting event for up to 14 guests from Wines for Humanity (a $59 value).
The kind staff members at Wines for Humanity cultivate their guests' passion for fine wines while donating a portion of proceeds to local charities. The company contributes an average of 10% per purchased bottle to various local Michigan charities—such as Coalition to Prevent Homelessness, Salvation Army, and Capital Area Community Services—through the power of good drink and company. The in-home wine tastings begin with a one-hour presentation for up to 14 people, conducted by an educated wine advisor possessing extensive knowledge of varietals, fermentation, and unabashed grape gossip. You and your guests then sip and sample from seven bottles of wine sourced from all over the world. The advisor shares knowledge along the way and teaches proper tasting, pairing techniques, and facial flexes that unlock wine’s myriad flavors.
Wines for Humanity's staff supplies each event with a selection of bottles and glassware and offers suggestions for edible complements. Though additional wine purchases are not included in today’s Groupon, customers are encouraged to acquire favorite fizz-less drinks for their personal collection at the event’s conclusion ($20 per bottle).