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What You'll Get
Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in moderate proportions: for $17, you get one admission to Wine 101: Terminology, Technique, and Taste at Satek Winery (a $35 value). Classes are held every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. from June 2 to August 11. This deal also gets you $15 toward dinner at Timbuktoo's in Fremont.
Satek Winery welcomes amateur wine enthusiasts to train their palates with taste-toning sips of syrahs, chardonnays, rieslings, and a variety of other vintage bottled brews. The winery's savvy staff leads this one-hour introductory course and schools students in the secrets and skills used to quaff this liquid vine victual. As they sample 8–10 wines, students learn how to pair wines with meals and the etiquette of wine drinking, including giving wine oxygen, wafting wine before sipping, and never confusing cabernet grapes with their sister varietal, cabernancy. Potability pupils also receive a 10% discount on any bottles of wine purchased the night of the class.
After class, sippers can head straight to Timbuktoo's, a repurposed log cabin filled with inventive American fare, just three minutes from the winery. An array of appetizers abound, including seasoned yam fries ($7.99) and deep-fried portabella strips ($7.99); new oenophiles can test their skills and pick the perfect glass to compliment entrees such as the wild-caught salmon ($17.99), Timbuktoo's boneless rib eye ($19.99), or their server's haircut. Participants can ask Satek representatives to make their reservations at Timbuktoo's for 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, or 8:00 p.m.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 21 or older. Must purchase 1 food item. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Satek Winery
After respective careers as a research scientist and an educator, Larry and Pam Satek were ready to settle into retirement. They anticipated relaxing on the plot of land purchased by Pam's great-grandfather in 1915—a verdant space that had matured from an apple orchard into an overgrown tangle, and which the Sateks turned into a commercial vineyard where other Indiana wineries bought their grapes. Now that they had escaped the daily grind, the Sateks' plan was to begin crafting their own wine. They did so with well-recognized aplomb, and soon, their "retirement business" was winning awards at the INDY International Wine Competition. In the past three years, almost 80% of their wines have medaled—the 2012 contest alone landed them 23 awards, including two Concordance Golds, which signify a unanimous decision by the judges. Their success is hardly surprising, though, if one looks at the descriptions of their wines. They deem their Old Vine red zinfandel "a searing of lightning and poetry," and liken the sweet Mango Mania to "sunshine in your glass."
The Sateks remain continually tapped into the community in an effort to share these wines, many of which are made from exclusively locally grown fruit. Their Twitter feed and Facebook page keep fans posted regarding new releases and suddenly sold-out varieties, and those hoping for a closer look can take a tour of the vineyard and bottling facilities. Additionally, special events such as dinners and pairing classes teach visitors how to expertly marry sips to bites without disappointing both of their families.