What You'll Get
Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a Winexpert winemaking package (a $178 total value). Choose from the following four locations:
- Creative Connoisseur in Edmonton
- Creative Connoisseur in St. Albert
- Cap An' Cork in Edmonton
- Harvest Brewing Co in Edmonton
The winemaking package includes each of the following:
- World Vineyard wine kit (an $88 value)
- Starter equipment pack (a $70 value)
- Introductory winemaking lesson (a $20 value)
The authorized Winexpert retailers at Creative Connoisseur, Cap An' Cork, and Harvest Brewing Co empower tipplers to embark on a four-week odyssey that replenishes wine racks with 30 750-millilitre bottles of home-fermented wine and hand-hewn pride. At each store, vino experts discuss customers' wine preferences and then guide tipplers toward a selection from Winexpert's World Vineyard collection. Wines include a Chilean Malbec, which peppers tongues with blackberries, plums and licorice, and an Australian Chardonnay, as supple and buttery as the Pillsbury Doughboy after yoga class.
Following a 30-minute tutorial on the winemaking process, customers embark home to kick off the four-step process that transforms grape juice into an ambrosial elixir. After igniting fermentation, winemakers shepherd their stash toward a provided carboy—a large container— before it is clarified, bottled, and has its genie inserted. Within four weeks, vintners can toast friends with a glass, jug, or hollowed-out pumpkin of homemade wine.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only at location purchased. Reservation required, specific wine kits subject to availability. Must be 18 or older. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.