Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today's Groupon to Rustica Wine School. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get an Oregon and Washington wine workshop, held 8:30 p.m.–11 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 (an $89 value).
- For $40, you get a Spain and Portugal wine workshop, held 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. on Monday, November 14 (an $89 value).
- For $40, you get a Chile and Argentina wine workshop, held 7 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 (an $89 value).
- For $40, you get a sparkling-wine seminar, held 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. on Monday, November 28 (a $90 value).
Trained at the Spanish Academy of Sommeliers in Barcelona, certified wine professional Pablo Antinao conducts workshops on tasting, describing, selecting, and serving wine at the Rustica Wine School. In the Spain and Portugal course, tipplers sample up to eight wines from the premier regions of both countries, and receive a lesson in reading Spanish, Portuguese, and Klingon wine labels. Students explore six bold-flavored wines from two often-overlooked American wine regions in the Oregon and Washington workshop, and studies drift to South America as Pablo guides sippers in selecting a Chilean sauvignon or an Argentinian malbec. The sparkling-wine seminar divulges the differences between champagnes, cavas, and proseccos, detailing which ones pair best with gourmet cuisine or microwaved leather.