What You'll Get
Sooner or later, you'll be working late and the janitor will whip out a goblet of wine and ask if you detect a hint of gooseberries in the finish. Today's deal prepares you for that day with your choice of wine class for $12 at Lafayette Square's Vino Vitae (a $32 value). Vino Vitae owner and experienced Cellarmaster Craig Adams has been conducting wine tastings and teaching wine classes in the St. Louis area for years. He offers classes to address every wining weak point.
Choose a 90-minute class from among those Vine Vitae offers each month. Newbies can take "Discovering the Art and Science of Wine 101" to learn the basics of tasting wine and pinpointing aromas. "Mastering the Science of Wine 201" delves deeper into the underlying science behind winemaking. Experienced tipplers can take more advanced courses in identifying aromas or go straight to the action with classes that cover wines by region, by variety, and through head-to-head competitions. Check out the full class schedule to find one that pairs well with you.
Capacity is only 10 people per class, so you won't get lost in the crowd like you were at last year's ice cream social. Vino Vitae's "neighborhood wine shop" atmosphere will make you feel at home as you take the training wheels off your tongue. If you taste something you particularly like, you can buy a few bottles to take home. In the summer, you'll be able to sit on Vino Vitae's patio and impress passersby by expounding loudly and knowledgeably on every wine you order.
You may register for your class starting on the day following this Groupon feature.
Yelpers give Vino Vitae four and half stars:
- I found this little gem while looking for a bottle of wine for a party one day, only to discover that it has so much more to offer for those wine lovers that appreciate quality, and the opportunity to learn a little more about their favorite wines. – Andrew D., Yelp
- I've been to several and I really like the cozy vibe. – Kelly B., Yelp
- our group had a great time interacting with craig, tasting wine, and snacking on the fruit, veggies, cheese, crackers, etc that he had prepared for us. – meredith S., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 18, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. Registration for classes begins 12/18/10; classes begin 1/5/10. 24-hour cancellation policy. Monthly schedules finalized by first of month. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Vino Vitae
The owners of Vino Vitae welcome newcomers and connoisseurs alike to the wide world of wine appreciation. They constantly research wines, sharing bottles not typically found in the aisles of grocery stores with groups during classes and tastings held indoors at their shop's bar or, in warm weather, on an outdoor patio. Guests may learn how to describe the scent of wine using an aroma wheel, how to judge quality, and other skills.