Wine-tasting technique demands that you first swirl the glass, then take a sip, and then very slowly dribble wine down your chin so that the rest of your body can taste it. Imbibe elegance with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a wine-education class for one and one bottle of wine (an $80 value)
- $89 for a wine-education class for two and two bottles of wine (a $160 value)
Each two-hour introductory wine class (a $50 value per person) may explore a variety of topics, including basic viticulture, tasting the differences between wines, or wine pairings for different types of cuisine. Sessions are capped at 30 students, and take place Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Staffers send each participant home with one bottle of wine (a $30 value) from the Zagat-rated store's carefully curated selection.
Premier Cru Wine Merchants
Michael Eigen is on a mission to simplify the world of wine for others. As the owner of Premier Cru Wine Merchants, he wields a Certificate of Wine Studies from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and draws from experience tasting thousands of wines to help customers choose the bottle best suited to any occasion. He and his wine-sales manager Carla Aurich help visitors navigate the boutique store, where shelves boast wines and spirits from around the world—including rare and little-known varietals and vintages. The pair also curates selections of wines suited to specific holidays, from romantic reds for Valentine's Day to featureless, unlabeled bottles for the anniversary of the founding of the witness-protection program.
“Really enjoyed our evening - the owner (our host for the evening) was very knowledgeable, but managed to make the "class" feel like a fun evening with friends, as...”
“Really enjoyed our evening - the owner (our host for the evening) was very knowledgeable, but managed to make the "class" feel like a fun evening with friends, as opposed to overly instructive. Will definitely be back for recommendations and perhaps additional wine tasting courses!”
Upper East Side
1163 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10028