$15 for a Wine 101 Class Offered at The Vino Gallery ($30 Value)

Central West End

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In a Nutshell

  • Learn to talk about wine
  • Small class sizes
  • Wine tasting and light appetizers

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Promotional value expires Oct 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 9 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 21 or older. Not valid for resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can also be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a Wine 101—An Introduction to Vino class offered at The Vino Gallery, a new center for oenophilia in the Central West End (a $30 value).

The Vino Gallery's Wine 101—An Introduction to Vino class arms aspiring aficionados of the vinefruit with the knowledge and vocabulary they need to walk into a wine store and describe exactly what type of grape blood they're looking for. During the one-hour class, all the basics of wine consumption will be covered, including varieties, wine-growing regions, helpful hints for discovering one's own favorite wine, common food pairings, and which way to hold a glass to reverse gravity. Co-owner Rachael Buehrer teaches most of the classes, though instruction isn't just verbal—students will get mouths-on experience with a wine tasting and light appetizers.

Before or after a class at The Vino Gallery, students can become customers or patrons, as the shop contains both artisan wine vendors and an art gallery for browsing between sips. Peruse the selection of hand-crafted wines from around the world armed with new knowledge of what lurks beneath the coyly worded labels and treacherous, black-hearted corks.

Must be at least 21. Call ahead to schedule. Classes are subject to availability.

The Vino Gallery

The Vino Gallery—located in a renovated police substation in the Central West End—houses an impressive selection of small-production and artisan wines, beers, and other libations amid an ever-evolving collection of local art. The staff guides visitors to the tasting bar or the outdoor patio, allowing guests to sample selections and avoid pouring wines they don’t like into a roommate’s humidifier. Rachael Buehrer, wine enthusiast and educator, and coowner Alex Head, promote informed wine consumption with complimentary tastings after 5 p.m., Monday–Friday, and all day on Saturday. One-hour wine classes lend imbibers further wine expertise, and the wine-of-the-month club helps customers branch out from go-to varietals.

Customer Reviews

Very cool place. Great atmosphere, great wine
Precious D. · August 16, 2014
The Vino Gallery made wine tasting very approachable to wide range of people. Even though I've taken tasting classes before, I still learned something new. I attended the class on my own. It was fun and the atmosphere was welcoming.
Deborah V. · January 30, 2014
Loved the Wine 101 class! Very informative and entertaining!
Lori E. · November 14, 2013
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    Central West End

    4701 McPherson Ave.

    St. Louis, Missouri 63108

    314-932-5665

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