Choose from Three Options
$20 for a two-hour wine-tasting class for one (a $45 value)
$40 for a two-hour wine-tasting class for two (a $90 value)
$79 for a two-hour wine-tasting class for four (a $180 value)
- Lectures throughout the class
- Taste several wines
- Take-home materials
- Store will be closed to customers, creating an environment that allows participants to focus
The Introduction to Wine Appreciation and Evaluation course teaches students how to evaluate and judge the appearance, bouquet, and taste of wines, along with other characteristics. During the class, students learn the standard method of evaluation used by scoring experts, as well as how the different scoring systems relate to one another. Students will then score wines using the lessons they've learned, comparing their scores to those made by experts around the world.
Classes must be reserved via Groupon Scheduler, and will be scheduled on alternating Sunday afternoons and Monday nights throughout the winter of 2013. Class sizes are between 12 and 20 people, and classes which do not meet the minimum of 12 will be rescheduled for a later date.
WineStyles Lakewood Ranch
Wine shop and wine bar WineStyles stocks more than 225 wines, most of which are from small- and mid-size producers from around the globe. It takes the guesswork out of pairings, labeling all the bottles with their unique flavor profile—or Wine Style—so customers know which wine goes with which food dish. For those who want expert help, the knowledgeable staff works one on one with each customer to find a wine to suit their tastes. Customers can also sample a selection of 20 wines at the tasting bar, purchase wine by the glass, or purchase more than 20 specialty and craft beers from around the world.
Vino aficionados who love to regularly try new wines can take advantage of WineStyles’s two wine clubs: the Taste Club and the Learn Club. The Taste Club offers customers two wines per month selected by the chief taster. The Learn Club offers them three per month. Club members pick up their bottles each month at the shop, where they can relax in wine clubs’ club house.