Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a Wine Camp session (a $79 value)
Held at a variety of local establishments, the approximately two-hour Wine Camp covers wine basics from the history of the winemaking craft to wine-pairing techniques to proper storage and service. Pupils practice their newly acquired knowledge during a tasting of seven wines, which vary depending on the class location. These have included such elixirs as a 2009 Duckhorn Napa Valley merlot and 2010 Buttonwood Santa Ynez sauvignon blanc. See the calendar for class times and locations.
- $269 for a four-week LAW School credential class (a $549 value)
The intensive Learn About Wine (LAW) School course transforms beginning and experienced students alike into wellsprings of oenophilic knowledge. Students begin with advance reading from the course textbook, the Culinary Institute of America’s Exploring Wine (not included with this Groupon), followed by four weekly three-hour class sessions. Each week features tastings of 15–20 different wines as an instructor expounds on wine history and the contemporary wine marketplace. At the end of class, students who pass the BAR—the Beverage Aptitude Review, a combination written exam and in-class tasting exam—take home a certificate and the ability to distinguish tasting notes from almeria grape to zante currant.
Learn About Wine
With a mission to educate consumers on the mystifying subtleties of wine, Learn About Wine hosts more than 100 classes, trade tastings, and consumer events each year. Since its beginnings in 1995, the organization has helped more than 50,000 students deepen their appreciation and understanding of the old-world drink through socially centered programs and refined, but approachable wine-education classes. Wine Camp – An Introduction to Wine, the company's introductory course and one of its most popular offerings, encourages guests to absorb wine-drinking terminology and critical lessons in storing and serving. Regional tours lead groups through various growing regions, allowing visitors to observe processes such as fermenting and picking bottles at the peak of glossiness. Click here for a complete listing of program types.