$40 for a Socially Cultivating Wine Class for Two at Cellar Rat Wine Merchants


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In a Nutshell

  • Best Wine Shop in Kansas City ’08 and ‘09
  • Choose from five wine classes
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff

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Promotional value expires Dec 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. 48-hour cancellation notice. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Today’s Groupon will open your heart to acceptance and education with a wine class of your choosing at Cellar Rat Wine Merchants for $40. You and one other person can learn tannins and grape genealogy at CityVoters' 2009 Best Wine Shop in the Kansas City area.

Taught only by certified and well-mannered wine connoisseurs dressed in rat costumes, Cellar Rat Wine’s five wine classes will enhance your random quip of wine-poeticism when drinking wine in the company of listening people. Choose one of these classes or buy additional Groupons to attend multiple classes:

  • Wine Essentials: A crash course in wine, teaching the five S’s of tasting and the eight major families of wine. You will learn the stories of the classic grapes that traveled to your cup.
  • Sensory Evaluation Workshop: Acquaint your palate with six wines and 48 common wine aromas and flavors. Learn how to truly describe through words and pictograph your flavorful and aromatic experiences with wine.
  • Old World vs. New World: Taste 12 wines that traverse the globe and time from the European Old World to Australia’s and the America’s New World twists. See how cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc and other wines differ from one region to the next.
  • $10 vs. $100: Like an exciting quiz show, blindly taste seven wines ranging in price from $10 to $100 to see who’s charging too much and who’s asking too little.
  • Blind Tasting 101: Bypass the prejudices of labeling and categorizing your wines. Take a sightless sip and truly explore the flavors and textures from the ground-up to cultivate your wine-sense.

Today’s Groupon can be bought as many times as you’d like so you can attend one class, two classes, or take part in the entire curriculum. New calendars for upcoming months are posted on a monthly basis: the calendar for December is ripe and roaring. Wine will follow and haunt you at all fancy events and holiday gatherings. Now you can surpass the merlot mumblings of your boss and blow away Aunt Mildred from Tallahassee with your refined taste and wine vocabulary.


The Cellar Rat has been featured in Food & Wine Magazine and was named the Best Wine Shop in 2008 and ’09 by CityVoters.

  • A wonderful selection of wines in a inviting atmosphere. This is the kind of place that one can expand their wine repertoire. [sic] – John Perkins, CityVoter
  • Great staff, great selection, amazing specials. Theirs is the first email I open when it shows up in my email, because it always brings something fabulous. – tbinkc, CityVoter

Cellar Rat Wine Merchants

Each of the wines on the shelf in Cellar Rat has been vetted by the staff—nothing is sold to the public unless the staff would drink it or use it as a substitute for milk in cereal. The resulting more than 800 wines, 70% of which are less than $20, make for tasty everyday and special-occasion beverages, as do the number of premium spirits and handcrafted brews stocked alongside the wine.

Cellar Rat’s vino experts do more than just discern the difference between good and bad wine; they also teach others how to do so during wine classes that delve into the intricacies of tasting. They even make pairing suggestions for the artisan cheeses, gourmet cured meats, and pate also sold in the boutique shop.

Customer Reviews

We had a fantastic time! Thanks!
Lesleigh T. · February 8, 2012
The wine class was fantastic. The leader was knowledgable and fun. Our first class there. We'll definitely be back!
Brandi F. · January 9, 2012
Will be back frequently. Great experience and a knowledgeable and helpful staff!
Jennifer K. · December 25, 2011

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