True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
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- $60 for general admission for two (a $100 value)
- $100 for general admission for four (a $200 value)
On Saturday, October 5, the 9,000-square-foot, European-style digs of The Tasting Room Uptown Park will resound with the clinks of glasses, descriptions of fine varietals, and live music during The Grand Tasting—the signature event of the 10th-annual Houston Cellar Classic. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., tastings of up to 100 different wines from the restaurant’s extensive collection will be poured alongside culinary creations from local restaurants, overflowing from the restaurant’s interior into an outdoor patio area. This Groupon grants general admission to the event as well as crystal stemware to take home. Though this year’s restaurant lineup is yet to be finalized, last year’s event featured dishes from local establishments such as The Capital Grille, Fleming’s, and MAX’s Wine Dive. Proceeds from the event benefit the Houston Fire Department and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Houston Cellar Classic
When The Tasting Room's founders Jerry and Laura Lasco organized the first Houston Cellar Classic in 2003, they imagined a handful of local chefs and vintners showcasing their finest creations. Their humble gathering grew quickly, expanding to an event that hosts nearly 1,000 people, all eager to sip and sample the finest libations and culinary treats the city has to offer.
Oenophiles from all over the state descend upon Houston ready to sample more than 100 wines from the restaurant's ample bottle collection. Guests also have the opportunity to satisfy their palates with delectable creations whipped up by chefs representing restaurants throughout the city, including The Tasting Room's sister concepts MAX's Wine Dive and Añejo.