Wine experts are known for their ability to identify subtle flavors, a feat they accomplish by defragmenting the molecules with the bonus taste buds in their livers. Add to your palate with this Groupon.
- $35 for a wine-tasting class for two (a $70 value)
Classes at Wine Shoe help students develop their palates through guided tastings in a fun, relaxed, and informative environment. Each session features a different theme, and invites groups to sniff, swirl, and savor wines while soaking up related facts. Click here to view upcoming classes and their descriptions.
When Wine Shoe owners Nora and Shannon Wiley started planning the shop's design, they wanted something that would blend their worldly travels with the historic culture of the surrounding Castleberry Hill neighborhood. The result was promptly recognized by Atlanta magazine, which compared Wine Shoe to a "private wine cellar in France stocked with wines from all over the world."
Today, the facility's floor-to-ceiling wine wall stands as a new challenge to rock climbers and as a stunning backdrop to an assortment of wine-related activities, including classes that drew more than 3,000 total students during 2011. Many of those students gathered around Wine Shoe's 12-foot rustic table, where, sitting beneath a glistening bronze and crystal chandelier, they paired sips with scrumptious hunks of education.
The shop carries more than 150 different wines, the majority of which come from small producers. It also keeps its door open to pooches, as Nora and Shannon's security dog, Beeren, is always looking for new buddies with whom to discuss the nuanced flavors of rawhide bones.