Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

Presidio Heights

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Knowledgeable instructors share information on grape types, tasting techniques & sparkling varietals with sipping students

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Promotional value expires Jun 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older. Reservation required 7 days in advance. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A fine wine, like a piece of music, is filled with many complex notes and is best enhanced with a whammy bar. Sip a symphony of flavors with today’s Groupon to Discover Wine & Spirits Academy. Choose from the following options:

  • For $47, you get admission for one to a Wine Enthusiast class (a $95 value).
  • For $79, you get admission for two to a Wine Enthusiast class (a $190 value).
  • For $149, you get admission for four to a Wine Enthusiast class (a $380 value).

Knowledgeable instructors lead a rotating selection of Wine Enthusiast classes to refine palates and educate brains with vital vineyard facts. Students learn to differentiate between an array of regional grapes and out-of-town plums in the Syrah – The Grape of Legends session or unearth the history of bubblies from around the globe during Discover Sparkling Wine. In the Learn How to Taste Wine Like a Pro class, pupils savor 8–10 award-winning wines as they adopt the flavor preferences and swirling licenses of sommeliers. Purchasers may also choose to apply the value of the Groupon to other wine seminars such as The Wines of Argentina or the French Wine Program for more in-depth discussions and tastings.

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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    Presidio Heights

    3200 California St.

    San Francisco, California 94118

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