In a proper tasting, wine must be held up to the light to gauge its color, tossed on a cat's back to judge its acidity, and sipped through a crazy straw to annoy the host. Become the toast of any tasting with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a wine class at The Wine Cellar (a $39 value).
Erin Marie Palmer and her oenology savants demystify supping tactics during 90-minute libation classes alongside a select spread of wines from the Pacific Northwest, California, and around the world. Students can choose from three globetrotting tastings, including Understanding Pinot Noir, Date Night: An Adventure in Wine for Couples, and 7 Things Everyone Should Know About Wine, a crash course in essential varietal facts, originally programmed for young professionals and fledgling stemware. Each session uncorks five or more wine flights while dispensing valuable information about etiquette, history, and pronunciation, all of which are useful for peppering conversations during forthcoming dates and parent-teacher conferences. Although food is not included, pupils can glean knowledge about culinary pairings.
Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill
525 NW Saltzman Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97229