The human palate can make very subtle distinctions, from finding floral notes in a pinot noir to determining the exact value of a rare stamp. Lick your thirst with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a two-hour wine-tasting class for two and two Riedel glasses to take home (an $80 value)
- $40 for a two-hour wine-tasting class for four with four Riedel glasses to take home (a $160 value)
Classes host up to 24 people and begin with a sparkling wine, then run through fine reds and whites before concluding with a sweet dessert wine. During their visit to the handsome Bordeaux Room, guests sample 9–12 wines of everyday to cellar quality, sipping out of fine hand-blown crystal glasses they later take home. As guests sip, wine expert Jim Winston shepherds them through the unique aromas and flavors of each domestic and imported wine, leading discussions and answering questions. Discounts on wine for purchase are available after the tasting. Reservations are required through Groupon scheduler.
Since 1986, wine experts at GrapesWine.com have dutifully tasted and compiled a handpicked selection of domestic and imported fine wines. Their easy-to-navigate site aids patrons with recommendations, including a list of the best wines under $20. Rotating picks of the week, hand selected by the shop's proprietor, John Caplan, include a vast array of reds, whites, rosés, ports, and dessert and sparkling wines, all of which hail from across the globe, from California to South Africa. Aspiring connoisseurs attend popular wine tastings, led by knowledgeable taster Jim Winston as he recounts the flavorful notes and fragrant bouquets of countless varieties. In-state customers can create a case of favorites and take advantage of free shipping or pick up at a later date.