True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a Creative Wine & Food Pairing class for two people at Adams County Winery in Orrtanna (a $100 value). Classes are held at noon and 3 p.m. Click here for a schedule with available dates.
At Adams County Winery, grapes mature in rich Pennsylvanian soil before traveling to visitors' palates to teach them the secrets of matching food to wine. During Creative Wine & Food Pairing classes, expert oenophiles teach students how to match brews to their meals without having to sign their refrigerators up for an online dating service. Learn to divine the weight of food and wine, then use your newfound expertise to choose what to serve at home or order at restaurants. Conventional pairings illuminate how to match white wines with chicken or fish, and nonconventional pairings showcase each libation's diversity. Flavors dance across palates as pupils sample traditional Pennsylvanian eats, sip Adams County Winery's eclectic wines, and craft tiny dartboards out of discarded corks.
Married vintners John and Katherine head up the more-than-30-year-old winery, which is housed in a 19th-century Pennsylvanian bank barn that equips visitors with bottled brews to take home (not included with this Groupon). Starring among the business' rubicund inebriants is the Rebel red, a semisweet wine with a dry finish, and the team of whites claims the Tears of Gettysburg, a niagara blend as storied and sweet as a skyscraper made of cake.