Celebrity power couple Wine and Cheese—or Wheese—is the name on everybody’s lips, much to the chagrin of D-list couples like potato and salad, and fun and onions . Toast the country’s tastiest duo with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get one admission to the Big Sip Oregon wine convention (a $55 value) at the Double Tree Lloyd Center on March 5. Wine tasting begins at noon and runs until 4 pm. You must be 21 years old to purchase this Groupon.
Big Sip Oregon aggregates 30 distinguished wineries under one roof to impress palates with crisp taste notes and to unclutter the cellars of area grape gurus. Admission includes 15 drink tickets and access to the cheese bar. Guests can sample from more than 100 handpicked wines as they practice the proper Limburger gargling technique. In addition to receiving discounts on hard-to-find bottles, guests will be able to talk directly with vintners and industry leaders, allowing tipplers to inquire about fruity finishes, cultivation methods, and more. Educational sessions throughout the day cover various varietal topics, including how to determine if a bottle has been corked at 1 p.m., how to increase a wine's shelf life at 3 p.m., and how to tell your hard lemonade that it’s over. After a bacchanalian romp through the aisles, socialize with fellow sommeliers, swirl your glass to live music from Jim Fisher, and coordinate Socratic drinking contests in a communal relaxation area.
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, Oregon 97232Get Directions