Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with this Groupon.
$25 for Admission to SummerTaste Event ($50 Value)
- June 26: Wines of Summer at Space 15 Twenty
- July 10: Blended: Multivarietal Wines at FigAt7th
- July 24: Old World vs. New World at Space 15 Twenty
- August 7: Big Red Dark and Inky at FigAt7th
- August 21: Redefining Wine Labels at Space 15 Twenty
- September 4: California Classics at FigAt7th
- September 18: Everything Pinot at Space 15 Twenty
- October 2: Brands to Watch at FigAt7th
Held at FigAt7th [downtown](http://0612summertastedowntownla.eventbrite.com/) or Space 15 Twenty in [Hollywood](http://summertastehollywood.eventbrite.com/), the social tasting events feature 10–12 producers sharing ideas, concepts, and information about wine. Visitors can also sample gourmet cheeses at all of the events. No other food will be provided, so participants are encouraged to visit one of FigAt7th's various eateries or Umami Burger at Space 15 Twenty. Each SummerTaste event also features DJ music by Dan Wilcox of KCRW, along with educational tables, blind tastings, and name-the-grape contests. Events run semimonthly on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
These social events are meant to give participants a chance to exercise nascent tasting skills; those interested in deepening their enological knowledge are encouraged to enroll in Learn About Wine's formal tasting classes.
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.