If grapes could talk, they'd recount their dreams, the first time they got plucked, and the first time they felt victimized by nature's rumor mill—the vine. Taste the tales of the grape with today's Groupon: for $29, you get an in-home wine tasting from Wines for Humanity (up to a $300 value). This deal is valid for areas within a 30 mile radius of the Fox Cities.
The expert wine advisers at Wines for Humanity travel into clients' homes, filling glasses with globally culled wines and craniums with oenological knowledge. Up to 14 guests can enjoy the domestic libation lesson. Ply pals' mouths with six different bottles while soaking in the savvy of the adviser, who will provide insights on proper food pairings, wine's place in culture, and how to remove a cork using only a ballpoint pen. The course runs up to two hours, during which attendees can accompany each sip with tips on proper tasting and fascinating facts about each varietal.
Though not included with this Groupon, all potions can be selected ($20 average), which are then ordered through a Wines for Humanity licensed facility. A portion of proceeds benefit LEAVEN, a local charity that provides financial assistance to families in need.
Wines for Humanity
Wines for Humanity's professional wine advisers lead in-home tastings that teach guests the finer points of a five-point wine-tasting technique, all while raising funds for local charities. As students sip several exclusive vintages, they learn to judge wines' colors, aromas, and voting records, as well as pick out suitable food pairings. Before the tasting event, Wines for Humanity will bring glasses to the home while selected wines will be delivered by a local retailer in the state of Illinois and hosts are encouraged to prepare complementary cheese and crackers. Wines that are selected for tasting run at an average of $20 per bottle.