An in-depth knowledge of wine can enliven humdrum dinner parties, just as an in-depth knowledge of dynamite fishing can enliven foundering job interviews. Give palates an executive education with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get an in-home wine tasting for up to 10 from Zuri Wine Tasting (a $250 value). Tastings can take place within 25 miles of Redondo Beach, and extra attendees can be accommodated for $25 apiece.
Zuri Wine Tasting's wandering wine enthusiasts travel far and wide as they introduce grape lovers to a range of vintages. For each tasting, hosts choose two reds and one white or two whites and one red, creating candy-cane-colored lips on customers with the help of varietals such as pinot noir, syrah, and riesling. The personal sommelier sets up a wine bar with the night's choices and glasses, offering pours and information about each selection. An assortment of crackers, cheeses, and chocolate cleanses palates between sips and intertwines delicately with wine flavors after being dunked directly into glasses.