Due to innovations in technology, instead of stomping grapes, winemakers now smash them one by one with smartphones. Sip a modern libation with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for a wine tasting and education event for 4 (a $40 value)
- $50 for a wine tasting and education event for 10 (a $100 value)
- $100 for a wine tasting and education event for 20 (a $200 value)
Options include a 10% discount on all regularly priced in-store items when purchased on the day of the tasting.
Participants sample up to six wines of their choice, sipping while a knowledgeable staff member provides tasting notes and education. Guests are welcome to bring their own food as well.
WineStyles’ inspiration for its wine-tasting parties began, of all places, at a backyard barbecue. Some friends at the barbecue found themselves with too many bottles of wine. As an experiment, they decided to taste the wines blindly, so as not to be influenced by price or packaging. This impromptu tasting became the template for WineStyles, a boutique designed to help you choose a wine simply by taste. That is, wines here aren’t categorized by varietal or region, but instead by one of eight taste profiles: crisp, silky, rich, and bubbly for whites; fruity, mellow, bold, and nectar for reds. However, patrons interested in knowing more about their selected bottle can still do so—each bottle comes with a description of its characteristics and suggested food pairings.
Those looking to learn even more about wines can attend one of WineStyles’ weekly tastings or discovery classes. During these events, certified specialists explore everything from the history of different varietals to current trends in wine drinking, such as which wine goes best with texting. Different levels of wine-club membership give participants two to three bottles a month (each selected by a Masters Wine Panel, invitations to private tastings, and discounts toward additional purchases.
“We mentioned a few wines we would like to try, and he swapped them out for the ones he had already selected for us.”