True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a 90-minute wine tasting for two people at Oeno Winemaking in Kailua (a $30 value).
Featured in Pacific Edge for their trailblazing approach to crafting wine, Oeno Winemaking acquaints palates with an eclectic variety of bottled bouquets. Wine-sampling sessions educate sippers on the nuances of aroma and body while imparting the skills of proper swirling, sniffing, and spilling in tribute to sommelier homies. In a decadent 90-minute session, wine experts lead tasters on a tour of six varieties, including rich reds, crisp whites, and fruit-infused dessert wines. With tasting glasses finally tapped, patrons emerge with a mental list of new favorite concoctions and the know-how required to make well-informed future purchases.
Featured in Pacific Edge and Go Kailua Magazine for their trailblazing approach to crafting wine, Oeno Winemaking owners Marshall Zeigler and Bryon Crowther offer an eclectic variety of wines made with European techniques, and have recently added beers to their repertoire. The winery hosts wine-sampling sessions, which educate sippers on the nuances of aroma and body while imparting the skills of proper swirling, sniffing, and tasting. Patrons choose their favorite wine or beer, which is handmade and aged for six to eight weeks in a temperature-controlled cellar-type crypt. Customers purchasing barrels return with friends and family for a two-hour bottling event. Amidst their cache of bottles and corks, Oeno also stocks beer-making kits, which include materials for up to five gallons of homebrews.