Wine-tasting technique demands that you first swirl the glass, then take a sip, and then very slowly dribble wine down your chin so that the rest of your body can taste it. Imbibe elegance with this Groupon.
$39 for a Wine Tasting for Two ($80 Value)
On Saturday, December 1, more than 20 wineries from around the world dole out samples of more than 25 wines, which guests can enjoy while grooving to the rock music of Chantal Claret. The event lasts from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where Chicago common brick and cinderblock, wood floors, and an exposed ceiling create a spacious speakeasy atmosphere.
Rock 'n Roll Wine
Sonny Barton and sommelier Chris Hammond believe that atmosphere and music can have just as much effect on the wine tasting experience as quality wine. Through Rock 'n Roll Wine, the duo have created a concert and wine tasting hybrid where guests sample varietals from around the globe as live musicians shake fuzz out of their hair on stage. Along with local talent, platinum recording artists such as Sugar Ray, OK Go, and Third Eye Blind have played Rock 'n Roll Wine's annual Wine Amplified Festival and weekly Friday concerts at M Resort. Sonny and Chris' other events including Thursday night wine lounge events, where DJs spin the latest indie, hip-hop, and alternative tunes at revolving venues. Outside of Vegas, they conduct monthly wine events through Las Vegas, Ann Arbor, and Los Angeles. Wherever the outing, you can try one of the twosome's handcrafted Napa Valley wines, all of which come with a suggested song pairing that can be heard if you press your ear against the bottle.