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In a Nutshell

  • Choice of four classes
  • All classes include samples
  • Become an expert on chocolate or your favorite whiskey

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Chocolate, like whiskey, can lift spirits, enliven dinner parties, and is easily strapped to the collars of rescue dogs to coax commuters out of Michigan Avenue snowdrifts. Keep deliciously warm with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one chocolate class, or one of three whiskey-centric classes from I Wish (a $40 value).

I Wish stuffs heads with Trivial Pursuit–like knowledge on myriad topics by way of classes held throughout the city. With today's deal, explore the secrets of chocolate, or peer through the amber lens of a friendly glass of spirits. The chocolate class explains the alluring history of the infamous sweet and is held at Let Them Eat Chocolate. Learn preparation methods, new inventive ways to enjoy the cacao-based treat, and explore its evolution from simple bean to full-blown confection while tasting different recipes and varieties during the class. The whiskey-centered classes offer three variations: opt for the Whiskey 101 class held at Waterhouse, try out the single-malt Scotch class held at Pitchfork Saloon or attend the bourbon class which rotates between Pitchfork Saloon and Rocks Lincoln Park. An expert will be on hand to pilot the ship of libational exploration as students navigate the posh sipping waters, bourbon bays, and straits of age-old Scotch secrets. Students discover the creative process of whiskey making as well as drinking etiquette while becoming experts in the finer arts of brain-cell reduction.

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 by emailing info@iwishlessons.com for your class of choice, and practice your snifter-holding beforehand, when no one is looking.

Additional class times may be added as needed.


Three Citysearchers give I Wish services an average of five stars, while Yelpers give a four-star average:

  • 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
  • I learned all about sugarcane and the process in which they make rum. We were also shown how to make a few drinks and then of course sample them as well. The whole event was fun and I would do it again. – Nick M., Yelp

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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    1301 W Schubert Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60614

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    Irving Park

    2922 W Irving Park Rd.

    Chicago, Illinois 60618

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    3407 N Paulina Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60657

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