Assessing a wine's quality means taking into consideration its complexity of character, its sweetness, and how handsome it looks in glasses. Learn to size-up dinner partners from head to toe with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a Wine 101 class at The Little Wine Shop in Avondale Estates (a $39 value).
In addition to stocking a vast assortment of imported and domestic wine labels, The Little Wine Shop hosts a full course load of tastings, classes, and pairings for training curious taste buds. The Wine 101 class teaches oenophile recruits the basics of wine enjoyment, ranging from deciphering labels and evaluating different varietals to sneaking bottles past Prohibition-era time portals. The knowledgeable professors of the sip cover the fundamentals of wine making and also supply meats and cheeses for demonstrations on basic wine and food pairings, such as how to incorporate wine into a peanut-butter sandwich. Check the schedule on the shop's homepage for upcoming class dates.