Learning firsthand about wine is fun, unlike learning firsthand about how crabs protect themselves. Get a valuable lesson with this Groupon.
- $29 for the Wine 101 event with cheese and appetizers ($60 value)
The event is held on the following Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, and June 26.
Guests mingle at Le Dû’s Wines as an American Sommelier–educated sommelier teaches them about the wines of the Languedoc-Roussilon region. They learn about how wine is made, how to detect flavors and aromas, and what food would go well with the wine they'll taste—all done in a fun, informal manner. During the event, guests will also nosh a variety of high-end specialty cheeses, along with french bread. A portion of the proceeds from this event go to Wheeling Forward, a nonprofit co-founded by a sommelier that helps people with disabilities lead active lives.
Sud de France
Signature service: wine tastings
Staff size: 2–10 people
Sud de France tasks its employees with sharing goods from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France with the world. For New Yorkers, that means one thing: plenty of fine wines. " They put their certification and knowledge to use in tasting sessions, which begin with samplings and lectures on wines, before moving on to one of France's other famed specialities: food.