In a proper tasting, wine must be held up to the light to gauge its color, tossed on a cat's back to judge its acidity, and sipped through a crazy straw to annoy the host. Become the toast of any tasting with today's Groupon: for $59, you get an at-home wine-tasting party for up to 12 people from OurWineShop (a $150 value).
OurWineShop’s astute consultants gather at clients’ homes to organize laid-back tastings of boutique wines from California Vineyards. To prepare for the tasting, an amiable wine expert consults with the prospective host to select seven bottles of artisanal grape blood, generally consisting of three whites, three reds, and one sparkling wine. Since OurWineShop acquires limited-edition vintages—usually produced in runs of fewer than 1,200 cases—party guests are guaranteed exclusive sips, and consultants also prep each party host by discussing possible pairings with comestibles (not included with today’s Groupon). During the soiree, which usually lasts around 90 minutes, a dozen invited oenophiles explore each wine’s nuanced bouquet and affinity for romance novels under the consultant's careful tutelage, chatting and laughing between educational sips from the host’s own stemware. Although OurWineShop's exclusive vintages aren’t available in stores, swirlers besotted with a particular bottle can order cases or half cases of their new liquid love directly from each winery.
WineShop At Home
WineShop At Home’s nationwide network of reps brings bottles of handcrafted, limited-production wines into homes and office for private tastings and newborn boat christenings. As a Napa Valley–based winery, WineShop At Home has partnered with nearly 100 grape growers between Napa and Sonoma to create a menu of hard-to-find varieties produced in smaller quantities of only 800–1,200 per batch. Its collection of coastal and regional wines can be purchased by the case with personalized labels, as well as in the form of gift baskets.
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