True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
$25 for Any Two-Hour Wine Class ($50 Value)
In the Farm to Table Organic Food & Wine class, connoisseurs savor a flight of organic, biodynamic, and naturally produced wines alongside a menu of three mouth-watering pairings, designed by certified sommelier Dylan York. Students who choose Regional Italian Cuisine & Wine taste their way from Tuscany to Sicily. As a certified sommelier guides them through one sparkling, two white, and two red wines, guests nibble on three traditional dishes from northern, middle, and southern Italy, as well as light antipastos. For a hands-on, food-focused experience, Executive Chef Ryan Smith demonstrates how to make gourmet flatbread pizzas using quality ingredients during the Pizza and the Wines That Love It class. Throughout three small courses of pizza, students taste six food-friendly wines while discussing how to use their current stock of frozen pizzas as spare car tires.
This Groupon is valid only for classes with a value of up to $50. New classes are added every month.
New York Vintners
As a leading wine educator in Manhattan, New York Vintners helps budding wine enthusiasts define and expand their personal wine tastes and cooking techniques at their high-end wine shop. During basic to advanced classes and wine-themed events, a team of six certified sommeliers and authorized enophiles elaborate on each wine's nuances from the angles of producer, region, and varietal. Smartly matched pairings and hands-on cooking instruction from Executive Chef Ryan Smith unpack the flavors even further. The staff keep a strong focus on terroir—the effect that environment has on a wine's flavor—as they select high-quality biodynamic and boutique wines for the shop's impressive, ever-changing list.