Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a premium wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at The Wine Shop in Calgary (a $60 value).
The Wine Shop surrounds its wide assortment of whites and reds with enthusiastic staff members and invites customers to sample, discuss, and educate themselves about fine wine. As up to 10 tasters at a time coat their tongues in the grapey goodness of premium rieslings, chardonnays, or pinot noirs, an experienced sommelier schools patrons on each wine's effect on palettes before teaching them the sacred sommelier samba. A charcuterie spread of meats, cheeses, nuts, and olives nestles against taste buds, intermingling solid and liquid flavours, creating a breadth of flavour profiles. Guests can socialize with fellow samplers and The Wine Shop's knowledgeable and experienced staff about the evening's rarer brands or chat with grapes about the weather via Morse code. The Wine Shop contributes portions of its proceeds to community charities such as The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta and Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids.
856 16 Ave. SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7