Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on multiple vintages with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $55 for a Wine Tasting Techniques class for 2, including cheese-and-cracker pairings (a $110 total value)
- $99 for a Wine Tasting Techniques class for 4, including cheese-and-cracker pairings (a $220 total value)
- $239 for a Wine Tasting Techniques class for 10, including cheese-and-cracker pairings (a $550 total value)<p>
Classes take place every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and accommodate 8–20 students. Under the direction of a skilled staff, participants learn the basics of interpreting a wine’s multifaceted flavors. After a brief tour of the vineyard and winery, students are lead through a sensory analysis. The class may be done without sampling wine; this Groupon does not include wine, but eight tastings may be added during class for $9 per person. Participants select cheese-and-cracker pairings to cleanse palates between quaffs. Each student leaves with a gift bag full of wine-related goodies.<p>
Haak Vineyards & Winery
Since 1969, when Gladys Haak gave her husband Raymond two concord grapevines to celebrate their 10th anniversary, the couple's namesake vineyard has flourished into 1,800 vines sprawling across three acres. Galveston County's first and only winery transforms grapes into award-winning potions that have earned the attention of the Houston Press and the Dallas Observer. Whether sipped onsite or at various shops and restaurants, the wines grace glasses with a diverse mélange of local blends.
The vineyard welcomes thirsty visitors with tours of their beautiful vines, 25,000-square-foot winery with a processing area, 1,800-square-foot underground wine cellar, tasting room with wine and merchandise, and deli case stocked with Boar's Head meats and cheese. Frequent guests reap the exclusive benefits of the winery’s club memberships, which include invitations to special events, first tastings, and discounts. An event-ready banquet space also sets the scene for memorable weddings and events.