The greatest wine connoisseurs can determine what kind of wood the night’s varietal was aged in and identify by sight alone whether it is a merlot or just a bottle filled with oatmeal. Hone your sommelier skills with today’s Groupon to Reds Wine Bar & Craft Beers in Kent. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a wine tasting and pairings lesson for one (an $85 value).
- For $69, you get a wine tasting and pairings lesson for two (a $170 value).<p>
Sessions are available on Sunday afternoon and Monday and Tuesday evening.
Reds Wine Bar & Craft Beers curates a vast collection of vintages and brews, dispensing more than 150 wines by the bottle and the knowledge to fully appreciate them. Up to 16 students per lesson will come under the tutelage of Kevin Stump, a connoisseur with more than 25 years in the business, 20 of which he spent living inside a cask of merlot. Pupils will train their tongues in wine appreciation with tasting flights of wine, paired with light appetizers to cleanse palates in between sips. Kevin covers a wide variety of topics and skills during the lesson, such as the basics of tasting and identifying wines, how to pair wines with foods, and how to identify vintages by bottle shape, region, and varietal. The experience also helps on how to select a bottle of wine and how to read for what’s important on a label.
The lesson also acts as an open forum for any concerns attendees may face, such as creative ways to open a bottle or dispelling myths on whether or not cork is a truly better stopper than a dried-up permanent marker. Each student also receives a $10 gift card to Reds Wine Bar & Craft Beers at the end of the session.