After Capri Sun began creepily transforming people into amorphous metallic globules, wine rose to prominence, offering a similarly complex flavor profile without the threat of spontaneous melting. Celebrate wine, or "nature's Capri Sun," with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a wine-tasting class at Red Slate Wine Company (a $40 value).
A certified sommelier plunges students into a tannin-infused barrel of wine knowledge at Red Slate Wine Company's tasting classes. Students can choose from a variety of 90-minute sessions, such as Wine 101 for beginners. Wine-based education can also be extended to in-depth regional wine samplings covering the entire oenophilic globe, from New Zealand's famous pinot noir to Italian originals and prestigious French styles. Before the class wraps up, the group tastes up to seven wines selected and approved by the sommelier, completing a certified course in grape vampirism.
Red Slate Wine Company's relaxed, unintimidating space holds up to 32 nascent vino disciples who mingle while swilling. Today's Groupon provides food for thought but does not offer edible comestibles. Students should also refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, or grape-scented scratch 'n' sniff decals.
107 SE Washington St.
Portland, Oregon 97214