An experienced sommelier can suggest the perfect wine pairing for beef, poultry, or couples too scared to try kissing. Couple up with this Groupon.
$40 for Wine-and-Food-Pairing Class with Tasting for Two ($80 Value)
Students sample four wines alongside food items with complementary flavors. Instructors will discuss the characteristics of each wine and how to determine which foods pair well with it and which do not. Classes run from 45 to 60 minutes long and usually take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. More sessions may be added depending on demand.
Urban Wine Works
Urban Wine Works curates wines from across the world to fill the shelves of their shop and slosh into glasses in their tasting room. Frequent events highlight wines from regions such as southern France and southern Oregon or bring live music into the space. Sommeliers at the wooden bar also pour out a themed flight of the week featuring five related wines alongside a cheese plate. In addition, the shop stocks bottles from the owners' winery and vineyard, Bishop Creek Cellars, which grows pinot-noir grapes on pinot-noir rootstock for a purer expression of the grape's flavor.