What You'll Get
An in-depth knowledge of wine can enliven humdrum dinner parties, just as an in-depth knowledge of dynamite fishing can enliven foundering job interviews. Give palates an executive education with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $42, you get one ticket to The Two-Hour Wine Expert, presented by Westchester Wine School at Sam’s of Gedney Way in White Plains on Monday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. (an $85 value, including tax).
Wielding knowledge of wine as robust as an aged barolo, certified wine educator Ned Towle nurtures budding oenophiles with expert instruction in how to serve, taste, and talk about wine. What began as a blood transfusion with Bacchus gone wrong has become a worldwide love affair with the grape, inspiring Ned to host two-hour classes that cover the sensory and social aspects of wine. The seductive flavors of pinots and merlots spread across palates while Ned demonstrates how to select wines in shops and restaurants, how to match wine with food, and how to choose styles for a variety of occasions. Guests learn about grape varieties grown and harvested in key regions throughout the world—from the rolling hills of Argentina to the lush vineyards of Southern France—and cultivate an appreciation for major red and white styles. The class also reveals how to read bottle labels and reinterpret them as Gregorian chants.
Westchester Wine School acknowledges the importance of community in the wine experience by opening up the floor to questions from the audience. Once all queries have received a satisfactory response, Ned caps off the night by revealing five secrets to further enjoying wine, one of which requires mixing ambrosias with the pulp of pulverized French passports.
All participants must be at least 21 years of age. Wine consumption is not included in the price of this Groupon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only on 9/19/11. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.