Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
$14 for an Introductory Wine Class ($29 Value)
Held aboard the Delta King, the introductory wine class provides practical methods for evaluating and appreciating wine. Students will sip on four samplings of California wine while guzzling information on various topics, including when to send a bottle back, wine and food pairing, wine preservation, and stemware. A question-and-answer session resolves any unaddressed queries.
Classes are held on Thursdays and Fridays at 6 p.m., as well as Saturdays at 11 a.m.
The Pilothouse Restaurant
The Pilothouse Restaurant plates up breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner aboard the Delta King—a completely restored riverboat that was christened in 1927 alongside its beloved bayou sister, the Delta Queen. Long before the restaurant was appeasing the appetites of hungry diners, the Delta King was busy plying American waters. It was drafted as a troop transport during World War II, and in 1982, the boat sank in San Francisco Bay—where it sat idle, playing ironic games of Go Fish with actual fish for 18 months.
Efforts to restore the Delta King began in 1984, and today, the vessel is honored with its own dock on the National Register of Historic Places. Onboard, The Pilothouse Restaurant is joined by Delta Bar and Grill, a hotel, and an assortment of entertainment options—all backdropped by the Delta King's cherry-red paddle wheel and the sparkling tides of the Sacramento River.