True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
$20 for Admission to the Grand Tasting & Twitter Taste-Off ($40 Value)
The grand finale of the fifth annual Drink Local Wine conference, the Grand Tasting & Twitter Taste-Off invites discerning palates to sample vintages from 24 local vineyards on Saturday, April 13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. While taking sips from such wineries as Elk Run Vineyards, Cygnus Wine Cellars, and newcomer Big Cork Vineyards, attendees are encouraged to tweet their thoughts about each wine or express that they are currently choking on a cork. Pasta, cheese, and water will be available for pairing and cleansing palates. Attendees also receive a $10 gift certificate good toward registration for Maryland Wine’s upcoming Decanter or Eat Drink Go Local events.
Maryland Wineries Association
Maryland Wineries Association curates the abundant spread of wineries and vineyards that dot the state’s landscape, keeping tabs on the more than 400 wines they produce. Holders of the Maryland Wine Passport wind their way through the state’s six wine trails, tracking their progress as they taste vintages and take photos with their favorite vines. The site also keeps track of local wine news and upcoming winery events.