Thanks to cartoons, many Americans believe that the correct way to taste wine is to take a sip, then witness something so shocking that it causes them to involuntarily expectorate. Skip the spit takes and sample wine correctly with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a premium wine tasting and class with Sonoma Wines & Spirits at the Mustard Seed Cafe in Glastonbury (a $50 value).
During one of Sonoma Wines & Spirits' tastings, savvy sommeliers will transport tasters on a virtual vine tour, smelling and swishing samples from across the globe. As students sip and nosh on finger nibbles, they become acquainted with the life cycle of the grape from birth to bottle, including its brief interest in pottery and viewings of embarrassing seedling photos. The café is located just minutes from the Sonoma Wines & Spirits shop on Welles Street, where wine wizards are quick to recommend drams for the amateur imbiber. Check the schedule and call to register your tasting.