True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for a Wine Lingo 101 class for two, including five wine and food samples per person (an $80 value)
- $70 for a Wine Lingo 101 class for four, including five wine and food samples per person (a $160 value)
Wine Lingo 101 classes take place on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer on the following dates: June 29–30, July 13–14, July 27–28, August 10–11, August 24–25, Sept 7–8 and Sept 14–15.
Pegged as a "practical wine class from a serious expert," the Wine Lingo 101 class schools students so they can enjoy wine to its full potential. WineNot Boutique owner Svetlana Yanushkevich draws on her experience as a professional sommelier to cover an assortment of subjects, including wine terminology, pairing wines, and the reasoning behind certain decisions made by sommeliers.
Owner Svetlana Yanushkevich has spent the majority of her life surrounded by wine. She grew up on the southern peninsula of Ukraine, in a territory renowned for its 2,000-year-old winemaking tradition. After moving to the US in 2002, she built upon that foundation by managing wine programs at prestigious restaurants and earning a diploma from the renowned Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.
In 2010, Svetlana added "wine-shop owner" to an already impressive résumé when she opened the doors to WineNot Boutique, winner of The Hippo magazines Best Wine Shop in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Today, WineNot Boutique's visitors gather to enjoy tastes from around the globe and, perhaps most importantly, benefit from Svetlana's wealth of knowledge. This year, Svetlana has partnered with local merchants to host a 7-night guided tour of one of the world's most renowned winemaking regions, as well. Collectible wines, artisan cheeses, and gourmet foods parade across the shop's shelves, and wine education events, such as weekly complimentary tastings, let novices ingest loads of wine-related facts without having to eat the pages of their Wine for Dummies book.