Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was forced to forgo his quest for the mythical land of wine after an accidental tumble into the fountain of youth left him eternally underage. Take up his abandoned journey with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get a seven-hour introductory wine course (a $399 value) plus access to one Connoisseur's Club event (a $60 value plus a $250 initiation fee) at BC Wine School in Fairview Slopes (a $709 total value).
The BC Wine School guides curious imbibers in the multitudinous particulars of wines, spirits, and other libations in a fun and unpretentious way. The level 1 WSET foundation certification course provides knowledge of primary wine styles, storage, and service including the basics of wine and food pairing, such as "Never drink chablis with foods that end with poppers." Classes are held either in one seven-hour session or over the course of two days, and expose student sommeliers to vino verbiage typically used to articulate characteristic fruity notes, floral overtones, and flinty key signatures. Demonstrate your freshly fermented wisdom at monthly Connoisseur's Club wine and spirit tastings, which over the course of a year deliver more than 200 wines from 45 regions to refined palates.