In a proper tasting, wine must be held up to the light to gauge its color, tossed on a cat's back to judge its acidity, and sipped through a crazy straw to annoy the host. Become the toast of any tasting with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a three-hour Wine 101 seminar (a $80 value) from Rustica Wine School, held at Campagnia. Choose between the following dates:
- Monday, September 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Monday, September 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pablo Antinao, an expert sommelier certified by the Culinary Institute of America and the Spanish Academy of Sommeliers in Barcelona, leads Rustica Wine School’s wine 101 seminar that delves into the production and consumption of red and white wine. During the seminar, budding connoisseurs pick Pablo’s brain for knowledge on what fruits are used to achieve a particular wine’s aroma and flavor, as well as how to properly taste and describe varietals. Pablo also unveils common flaws found in adult grape juices and demonstrates the proper methods of opening and serving wine—which rarely involves baseball bats and rain catchers. Although not included with this Groupon, customers may purchase a copy of Wine 101 ($10), a wine-appreciation guide compiled by Pablo Antinao himself.