True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29.99 for one admission to a wine-tasting tour (a $59 value)
- $69.99 for two admissions to a wine-tasting tour plus a bottle of Cougar Crest dessert wine to take home (an $18 value; a $136 total value)
- $139.99 for four admissions to a wine-tasting tour plus two bottles of Cougar Crest dessert wine to take home (a $272 total value)
Beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, tourists meet on the east side of the Looff Carousel in Riverfront Park before walking to some of the city's tasting rooms.
Oftentimes when people talk about what inspired them to start a new business venture, they wax nostalgic about family history or speak profoundly about a life-changing event. But in the case of Savor Spokane, the founders were inspired by a completely mediocre experience. While on a city food tour in 2009, they had an OK time, but left feeling like there should have been more...something.
They mulled it over, and eventually realized what was missing: their tour hadn't been local enough. So, they began developing a framework for what they thought would be a more complete experience. They wanted local food, local guides, and an integration of relevant historical and cultural information.
Today, these are exactly the kinds of tours they organize with Savor Spokane. Though the focus is food or wine, as groups walk from destination to destination, they pick up interesting tidbits about Spokane geography, architecture, and culture. The guides say they've been able to enlighten both tourists and locals, often finding even lifelong residents admit they've learned something new, been to a restaurant they didn't realize was there, or figured out their key to the city doesn't actually open anything.