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What You'll Get
For the inexperienced beveragist, there are few experiences more embarrassing than sipping wine at a fancy party and exclaiming, "Attention, everyone. Some rapscallion has poisoned the grape juice!" Prevent public humiliation with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a wine class for one at The Wine Cellar (a $39 value). Choose between the following classes: "Seven Things Everyone Should Know About Wine" and "Understanding Pinot Noir." See the schedule for specific dates and times.
The Wine Cellar, a shop with one of the largest wine volumes in Portland, provides all the approachable coziness of your Aunt Jolene's wine cellar, only with more wine and fewer pun-spewing crypt keepers. It's an ideal atmosphere for "Understanding Pinot Noir," instruction on different food pairings to make pinot noir taste delightful, since pinot grapes are more versatile than a one-man juggling band. Or "Seven Things Everyone Should Know About Wine" will teach you an arsenal of wine-drinker's vocabulary so that you can describe your taste experience more articulately than is possible with a system of grunts and throat-clicks. Your knowledgeable, friendly teacher will cover the basics of wine tasting, transforming your oafish sloshing into an artful swirling technique. By the end, you'll have gained a sturdy understanding of one of the world's oldest beverages, second in antiquity only to Ecto-Cooler.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required 1 week in advance. Must be 21 or older. Valid only for "7 Things Everyone Should Know About Wine" or "Understanding Pinot Noir" class. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.