Wine-tasting technique demands that you first swirl the glass, then take a sip, and then very slowly dribble wine down your chin so that the rest of your body can taste it. Imbibe elegance with this Groupon.
$29 for a Wine-Appreciation Class for Two ($80 Value)
The 90-minute class begins with tasting exercises in which students discuss different taste sensations as they eat lemon, sugar, and other items. After reviewing the five steps for tasting wine, the class tries six wines, each of which is accompanied by tasting notes. Pupils taste and talk about each sample for 15 minutes, moving from whites to reds with a cheese break in between. Classes take place at the 152nd Street Liquor Store.
JAK Group Pubs
The enthusiasm for pub food and craft beer shared among members of the JAK Group Pubs team couldn't be confined to a single restaurant; instead, it’s spread among four establishments throughout British Columbia.
Comfort food such as shepherd’s pie lends Moonrakers Pub a homey atmosphere, and gamers at Great Bear Pub can revel in rounds of foosball, billiards, or old-school video games. Over at East Side Craft House, patrons can compete in games of Wednesday-night music bingo over craft beers or 1 of 12 local or imported drafts. More tunes emanate from Roo’s Pub every Thursday, when DJs spin funky house music as diners feast on tasty treats such as yam fries or australian lamb burgers.
Each pub also doubles as a liquor store; JAK Group Pubs runs three more locations independent of its restaurants. These include the 152nd Street Liquor Store, which updates its specialty wine stock weekly, and Pacific Spirits Liquor Store, which supplies customers with specialty craft beers and imported seashells.