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.
Choose from Three Options
- $52 for a two-hour outdoor Wine 101 seminar for two (a $110 value)
- $95 for a two-hour outdoor Wine 101 seminar for four (a $220 value)
- $129 for a two-hour outdoor Wine 101 seminar for six (a $330 value)
This introductory seminar pairs several common varietals with tips on properly holding the glass and discerning flavors, as well as the truth about screw-cap vinos. Pupils must bring three clear glasses for tasting samples. All classes are held 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
The Secret Cellar
The quaint lavender home in rural Shueyville is hard to miss. When Lauren Cannon bought the place in 2004, her friends encouraged her to open a hardware or grocery store, but, according to Examiner.com, her passion for wine flowered into The Secret Cellar instead. The Cellar—a homespun boutique specializing in high-end wines—extends its stock of craft libations to handpicked beers, liquors, and artisanal cheeses.
As patrons peruse, fragrant tendrils of smoke ascend from Iowa–made soy candles, undulating across the store's stained-glass sign and idyllic outdoor wine garden. Lauren leans on her olfactory expertise to lend helpful recommendations and, as an instructor during classes, pair sips of classic varietals with activities such as dancing, painting, and reverse-engineering wine into grapes.