Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

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In a Nutshell

Instructors introduce wine history, winemaking techniques, and tasting terms before leading students in a tasting of up to 15 wines

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Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 21 or older. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 7day cancellation notice required. Not valid on holidays. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Wine experts are known for their ability to identify a wine's subtle flavors, a feat they accomplish by defragmenting the molecules with the bonus taste buds in their livers. Trust their gut with this Groupon.

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  • $85 for a 2.5-hour Wine 101: Intro to Wine class for one (a $175 value)
  • $159 for a 2.5-hour Wine 101: Intro to Wine class for two (a $350 value)

Instructors expound on topics such as the history of wine, the winemaking and aging process, characteristics of different grapes, wine-tasting terminology, and the art of food-and-wine pairing. During the class, they also guide participants in a tasting of 10 to 15 different wines. Click here for a list of dates.

Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

Students swirl the wine in their glasses, scrutinizing the legs that form and inhaling the fragrances before taking slow, calculated sips. They hold the wine in their mouths, blindly matching the wine's notes and overtones to the 70–80 international wines they've tasted during the 30-hour advanced Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certification course. In classes such as these, the instructors at Discover Wine & Spirits Academy—many of whom hold DWS (Diploma Wine and Spirits) and WSET certifications—foster a supportive but challenging atmosphere, either by sparking complex discussions or slowly filling the room with wine. Those not training for certification helm a Wine 101 class that unveils the basics of wine history, tasting terminology, and food and wine pairing. They also lead daylong classes on specific regions to uncover the varied flavors of Argentinean wines, explore the Old-World winemaking traditions of France, or try to relate to the fatalistic neorealism of Italian wines.

Customer Reviews

This class was informative and fun.
Angela R. · July 4, 2016
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    3200 California St.

    San Francisco, CA 94118


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