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 from Three Options
- $49 for a wine-basics class for two (a $40 value per person) with a bottle of wine (up to a $20 value; a $100 total value)
- $89 for a wine-basics class for four with two bottles of wine (a $200 total value)
- $199 for a wine-basics class for up to 10 with five bottles of wine (a $500 total value)
Each two-hour basics class is a compressed version of the four-week class, covering topics such as the winemaking process and the different styles of wine. Students also select from take-home bottles such as Byron Pinot Noir, Italo Cescon Pinot Grigio, and Silver Palm Cabernet.
At Vino 100, team members aren’t sommeliers—they’re “wine enthusiasts.” The approachable job title reflects owner Laura McCormack’s overall mission of making wine more accessible to non-connoisseurs. The goal is also reflected in the store’s layout. Rather than by area of origin or grape, vintages are simply arranged by flavor, laid out from light and fruity to dry and full. Like the layout, the prices are accessible, with more than 100 wines—primarily from small-scale artisans—priced at under $25. For added shopper-friendliness, the store hosts classes on wine appreciation, teaching students to deduce a wine’s flavor without googling it first.