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10019 Old Ocean City Boulevard, Berlin

Wine Making Experience for Two or Four People (58% Off)

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Highlights

Winery staff walk students through the steps of converting grapes into wine, complete with take-home bottle and custom label

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Amy
2 ratings1 reviews
October 31, 2017
It was a really great experience getting to make our own wine. Hope to do it again
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Eunice
5 ratings1 reviews
October 1, 2017
We were on vacation in Ocean City and did the tour on a rainy day. It was informative and beer was tasty. It was cool to sample different beer flavors and get the free jug included in the groupon offer afterwards. We had some appetizers that we paid for which were really good too, the coconut shrimp and Philly rolls. We had a nice time.
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Sarah
4 ratings3 reviews
September 9, 2017
The wine tastings available were so good! The owner was very friendly and informational when it came to the wine making process. I definitely want to go back again!
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Matttop reviewer
15 ratings9 reviews
July 20, 2017
My fiancé and I did the wine making class for two and we had a blast! Tony explained every step and answered every question with ease. If you are interested in learning how to make beer, cider or wine we recommend you go to Brews Up!
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Stacey
1 ratings1 reviews
July 15, 2017
It was a very fun experience. lots of wine tastings before the wine making experience and you get your own bottle of wine to take with you! definitely a good price
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Martha
5 ratings4 reviews
April 3, 2017
Very informative and good experience.
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Jessica
2 ratings2 reviews
December 13, 2016
What an awesome experience! We had a great girls day out! The staff was wonderful!
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Jeff
2 ratings1 reviews
November 21, 2016
Owner is awesome. Had a great time with the wine making experience.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $21 for wine making experience for two people ($50 value)
  • $42 for wine making experience for four people ($100 value)

Experience includes: 

  • Tasting 8-10 wines 
  • Wine kit (making your own bottle) 
  • Create and cork your own bottle/label to take home

Wine Aeration: Breathing Out the Bad

Whether you swirl it, decant it, or leave it out, wine is changed by interaction with the air around it. Learn how its flavor transforms for the better with Groupon’s guide to aeration.

Drink wine with seasoned oenophiles and you may notice some strange rituals: lots of sniffing, swirling, and slurping usually takes place before they reach the bottom of the glass. They may even uncork the bottle and leave it out for an hour or two, or perhaps pour it into an oddly shaped vessel or through a futuristic-looking spigot. This is called aeration, or simply letting the wine breathe.

The latter description may actually be more precise. Aeration exists not so much to let air in as to let other stuff out—namely, sulfides, sulfites, and tannins. Sulfides are a natural byproduct of the winemaking process, and although wineries strive to keep them out of the finished bottle, they’re impossible to avoid completely. Although nearly 100 types of sulfides can be found in wine, there are only 10 that mess with a wine’s aroma. Uncork a wine with these compounds and you’re liable to smell anything from rotten eggs to burnt rubber. Sulfites, in contrast, are a class of antioxidants added by winemakers to keep products from spoiling, aging unpredictably, or growing up to hang out with wine coolers. Many believe they mask desirable flavors that might otherwise develop over time, or they may simply release a burnt smell upon uncorking.

Tannins, the third sip-spoiling culprit, impart a bitter flavor and an astringent mouthfeel. When you bite into an unripe banana or a raw walnut, tannins are what you taste; plants produce this molecule as defense against being eaten before their seeds are ready to be spread. Tannins come from the grape’s seeds, stem, and skin—which is why red wine is generally more tannic—but also from the wooden barrels the wine is aged in. Tannins help give reds character, but they can also can dominate the palate and overwhelm subtler notes.

Wine aeration seems to help break down these readily vaporized compounds, opening up the bouquet and bringing forth more pleasing flavors. Although the traditional method is simply to open the bottle and leave it out for one to two hours, a bevy of aeration tools helps those who can’t wait for that first sip. Wide-bottomed decanters expose the wine to oxygen by increasing its surface area and its motion while also allowing the sediment that clouds many older vintages to settle. Other devices fit on or into the bottle in order to swirl and expand the wine during the pour. In general, the older and more delicate the wine, the less aeration time it will need—leave it out too long and the delightful complexities and inspiration to start speaking French will begin to drift away as well.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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