True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a 90-minute wine tasting for two people at Oeno Winemaking in Kailua (a $30 value).
Featured in Pacific Edge for their trailblazing approach to crafting wine, Oeno Winemaking acquaints palates with an eclectic variety of bottled bouquets. Wine-sampling sessions educate sippers on the nuances of aroma and body while imparting the skills of proper swirling, sniffing, and spilling in tribute to sommelier homies. In a decadent 90-minute session, wine experts lead tasters on a tour of six varieties, including rich reds, crisp whites, and fruit-infused dessert wines. With tasting glasses finally tapped, patrons emerge with a mental list of new favorite concoctions and the know-how required to make well-informed future purchases.
At Oeno Winemaking, owners Marshall Ziegler and Bryon Crowther want to share their passion for wine with others. To that end, they offer a variety of unique experiences that help customers learn about and explore the winemaking process. Tasting sessions let customers sample a range of varietals and take home a bottle or two of their favorite. Paint and wine classes give budding artists a chance to create wine-fueled masterpieces. And the staff will even walk customers through the process of creating their own handcrafted personalized wine, whether it's to celebrate a big birthday or to simply stock an at-home cellar.
26 Hoolai St.
Kailua, Hawaii 96734