In many people's minds, wine is the rich, monocle-wearing snob of the food world who occasionally wanders in to yell at the Three Stooges. Today's deal calls wine down from its lofty aerie to perch gently on your extended pinkie. For $25, you'll get a fun, educational evening of wine tasting with the Saucy Sisters at the Professional Bartending School of Nashville for $25 (a $45 value). This seminar takes place once a month, and the next one is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (more will be added based on demand). You have to be 21 or older to attend, or 147 if you're a dog with impeccable taste. Call ahead to reserve your spot.
Along with a variety of wines to taste and cheesy, fruity snacks to nibble, your evening will include a healthy dose of laughs courtesy of the Saucy Sisters, Barbara and Beverly. These well-known local radio and TV personalities have written books such as The Everything Wine Book, The Saucy Sisters’ Guide to Wine: What Every Girl Should Know Before She Uncorks, and Best Places To Eat in Nashville. The sisters delight in defrocking wine of its stuffy pretensions so that you can focus on the taste of the wine itself. But the sisters still manage to sneak a lot of information into their lively, charming banter, and you'll leave surprised at how much more you suddenly know about wine and breaking wild horses.
The Saucy Sisters will guide you on a tour of all the types of wine mentioned in Pablo Neruda's "Ode to Wine", including day-colored wine, night-colored wine, wine with purple feet, and wine with topaz blood. Neruda also said of wine that "at the least, you must be shared." The same can be said of wine tastings, so get this deal for your mail carrier and share your evening with the sisters.
- [The Saucy Sisters] are charming, enthusiastic, and so in tune with one another that their frenetic dialogue and tendency to finish each other's sentences seem like dinner table banter. Don't let that fool you; they also know a heck of a lot about wine and have made it their mission to take the perceived stuffiness and pretense out of enjoying a good glass. – Kinley Levack, Successful Meetings