$15 for One “Drinks Around the World” Event with I WISH ($30 Value)


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In a Nutshell

  • 12 classes to choose from
  • All classes include drink samples
  • Become an expert in your favorite drink
  • Discover a new Chicago institution

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Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Must be 21 years or older. Must register for class online. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Experience Chicago in a deliciously altered state with today's Groupon, which gets you one "Drinks Around the World" spirit-sampling class from I WISH for $15 (a $30 value).

Choose from any of the 12 classes on this tour, each one held in a different Chicago establishment and focused on a particular marvel of the alcohol spectrum. Explore the city through the amber lens of a friendly glass of spirits. An expert will be on hand to pilot your ship of libational exploration as you navigate the whirlpools of wine history, the straits of Scotch secrets, or the vast pelagic zone of beer knowledge. Each class lets students discover a new Chicago venue while becoming experts in the finer arts of brain-cell reduction. Swirl a globe of Cognac at Chicago’s horsiest horse-race bar, Stretch Run. Beer connoisseurs will love sampling the rich flavors of the Complex Beers at suds paradise Jak’s Tap. And the onset of winter only makes the south-of-the-border spiciness of Tequila 101 at Salud Tequila Lounge even more appealing. The tour also makes stops for Rum, Lagers, Single Malt Scotch, Clear Spirits, Wine, Whiskey, and Sake. Check here for dates and locations of all events as they are set.

I WISH helps Chicagoans fill holes in their brain that they’ve always dreamed of plugging, offering friendly expertise and flexible scheduling. Organizers design the hands-on workshops to be equal parts cerebrum-satisfying information and laugh-inducing fun. They offer a chance to learn more about your neighborhood while meeting some of the other curious souls sharing the same sidewalks, elevators, and dentist chairs. Be sure to register online for your class of choice, and practice your snifter-holding beforehand, when no one is looking.


Though the web isn’t swarming with user reviews, three Citysearchers give I WISH services five stars, while one Yelper gives his experience three stars:

  • Setting up the lesson was easy and they had no trouble accomodating [sic] the 6 of us...The experience was wonderful. We had fun as a group and we felt like we learned something that we could use over and over again. – janet_wachlin, Citysearch
  • …the instructor was extremely personable with great qulifications [sic]…This is a GREAT SERVICE!!! – dgridder, Citysearch

I Wish Lessons

I Wish Lessons’ professionally guided classes convene in various venues throughout Chicago, Boston, DC, and Detroit, uniting and educating like-minded learners in vibrant social settings. The company’s hundreds of teachers have educated countless learners while introducing them to new friends and planning private events, including birthday parties and baby showers. Classes broach a multitude of engaging, lighthearted subjects, such as beer and bacon pairing, scotch tasting, cupcake decorating, and sushi rolling.

Customer Reviews

The first lesson I signed up for was canceled which meant to reschedule I had to work through their email support since in their system they had already marked it as used even though they canceled the class. That experience had me a little wary but I had a great time at the class. The instructor and assistants were very helpful and encouraging. It was a lot of fun! I would definitely consider taking another class with them in the future.
Dale K. · May 21, 2013
Great atmosphere! Lots of fun. We'll go back.
Malinda S. · May 17, 2013
Sushi making class was awesome! Waiting for the next "advanced" sushi making class.
Christina P. · April 25, 2013

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