Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today's Groupon to Event Complete's Uncorked wine-tasting workshop, which includes a bottle of wine and a wine guide (a $79 total value). This Groupon is valid for the Uncorked wine workshop on Monday, May 2 at The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar in Mission Viejo or a workshop on Thursday, May 19, or Thursday, June 16, or Thursday July 21 at The Irvine Marriott's Tuscany Ballroom in Irvine. All workshops run 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Event Complete brings together local vino experts and celebrity sommeliers to host Uncorked, a samplefest featuring nine affordable wine varieties and tips on how to taste them. Libation lecturers will help students develop a new vocabulary for discussing what they see, smell, and taste, equipping them with the know-how they need to host tastings and foil snooty waiters. Guests learn a 10-step process for assessing Dionysian delights and then will interview each wine with their tongue, jotting down notes in a complimentary journal. Oenophiles-in-training will also receive an illustrated guide of wine regions around the world that will help them distinguish a fine bordeaux from a goblet of grape Kool-Aid.