Wine only gets better with age, much like sports cars, fossils, and the film career of Michael Caine. Sip matured mouthfuls with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a wine class of choice at Donna Da Vine in Brooklyn (a $50 value).
Donna Da Vine's Brooklyn-bred instructor, Alyssa Becker, helps students discover the intricacies of different regions' grape-gushing libations with its variety of wine classes, offered once a week. Each 20-person class whisks taste buds away with internationally inspired sipping sessions of five to seven wines, investigating different regions' finest pours and how to discern high-quality grapes from cranberry counterfeits. During the two-hour vino adventure, explore the art of wine pairings, find the vintages that suit potable palates, or satiate demanding sweet teeth with delightfully sugary sips. Like middle-school cliques, what's included varies by the week, with upcoming classes covering topics such as wines from down under (June 21 and August 2) and Old World wines (July 26 and August 30).