Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de León was forced to forgo his quest for the mythical land of wine after an accidental tumble into the fountain of youth left him eternally underage. Take up his abandoned journey with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a two-hour wine and food pairing class at Taste (a $30 value).
Taste, the retail store for the storied Sand Castle Winery, offers a hands-on wine and food combination class designed to expand the palate of all merry tasters. Guests will be presented with various wines paired with a range of accenting foods, such as cheeses and fruits. While exploring their tonguely dos and don'ts, students will obtain a better understanding of how herbs and spices impact wine selection. For authenticity and tranquility, tastings take place amidst Taste's classic winery décor, featuring vineyard-inspired artwork, marble countertops, and wooden wine racks that coddle each shipless bottle. Tastings are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Taste's Warrington location; check the event calendar for available dates.
Though Taste has yet to receive many online user reviews, five Yelpers give Sand Castle Winery an average of 3.5 stars:
At Taste, the retail store for the storied Sand Castle Winery, rows of wooden racks display the winery's vintages alongside Di Bruno Bros. cheeses and gourmet oils and vinegars. Regular tastings and hands-on classes take place amid the store's marble countertops and vineyard-inspired artwork that is only detectable by oenophiles. During wine-pairing classes, students learn to coordinate nosh and nectar as experts present them with various combinations of wine and accenting fare, such as cheeses and fruits.