What You'll Get
Wine and fine food is a matched pair, like Cagney and Lacey or Wayne Gretzky and the only thing people remember about hockey. Slapstick your face with flavor using today's deal: for $10, you get a wine-tasting class at Rocket Market, up to a $20 value. Classes are held Fridays at 7 p.m. at the full-service market and wine shop.
Join wine specialist Matt Dolan for a classroom-style tutorial (limited to 25 people) on how to pair fine wine and cheeses (selected by cheese expert Shanda Shepherd) with complementary eats and select delicious, reasonable wine from around the world. The knowledgeable gurus of gastronomy will rile up tired taste buds with 8–10 different wines (or beers), cheese, and artisan bread. October's class schedule is stacked with vine-ripened events such as "Spain versus…Oregon?" (October 15), which pits albarino, tempranillo, and sweet port wine from both regions against each other in a battle of fermentation domination. On October 22, wines from Italy's northern Piedmont region—barolo, barbaresco, amarone, and more—are explored with Grand Tour extravagance, while October 29 offers grownups a pre-Halloween sulfite-and-sugar rush with red wine and chocolate (chicken-wire ham costumes optional).
Must be 21 or older.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required. Must be at least 21 years old. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Rocket Market
Since Jeff and Julie Postlewait first opened Rocket Bakery in 1991, their chain of Rocket stores have expanded into six more coffee shops and one natural and local food store, Rocket Market, with the additional help of Alan and Shanda Shepherd. At Rocket Market, chef Shilo Pierce, the former head chef of Luna, crafts a rotating menu of paninis, fresh salads, and gourmet mac ‘n’ cheeses, all assembled from his "pantry" of local, organic produce and freshly baked artisan breads, pastries, and roasted coffee beans from Rocket Bakery. Rocket Market also features an extensive collection of hand-selected malbecs, cabernets, and sparkling proseccos, which customers may sample at weekly wine tastings alongside flavorful cheeses and breads from La Brea Bakery. During the summer months, the market hosts outdoor concerts, where guests can sip craft brews or challenge the sun to a dance-off.