What You'll Get
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 ($399) plus access to three monthly Connoisseur's Club events ($180 plus a $250 initiation fee) at BC Wine School in Fairview Slopes (an $829 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 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 Wednesdays once a month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Student sommeliers are exposed 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 deliver more than 300 wines from 45 regions to your refined palate.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy add'l as gifts. Reservation required 3 wks prior for wine course, 15 days prior for event; subject to availability. 72-hr cancellation notice. Must be 19 or older with valid ID. Valid only for 2011 Connoisseur's Club events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.