If grapes could talk, they'd recount their dreams, the first time they got plucked, and the first time they felt victimized by nature's rumor mill—the vine. Taste the tales of the grape with today's Groupon: for $49, you get two crystal wine glasses (an $80 value), an eight-CD audio wine course (a $30 value), a pocket wine journal (a $5 value), and a tasting of five wines for two people (a $20 value) from Winetasting.org to be redeemed at WineStyles's Tatum Boulevard location (a $135 total value).
A variety of bottled bouquets and wine supplies equip, educate, and enthrall vintage votaries at Winetasting.org. A duo of hand-blown crystal wine glasses nestle amaranthine elixirs in a dishwasher-safe, well-balanced vessel shaped to perfectly swirl, smell, and savor any type of wine, and a more than five-hour audio wine course takes eager ears through the ins and outs of wine regions, grape varieties, tasting and buying strategies, and more. Like wearing a Jean Claude Van Damme T-shirt to a movie theater, the pocket wine journal acts as a convenient reminder of favorites when decisions are required, as the credit card–sized reference folds out to an 11x17-inch sheet with space for wine names, tips for cuisine matching, and a vintage chart. Finally, grape gurus sample five wines of their choosing at WineStyle's Tatum Boulevard location, where they will learn about the varietal, pairing potential, and astrological sign of each wine.
WineTasting.org and its founder, wine expert and PBS television host Mark Phillips, enlighten budding oenophiles on the intricacies of wine tasting through a variety of media, including online classes, events, Phillips' book Swallow This, and his TV show. His sundry lessons teach devotees valuable vino insights, such as how to get wine to the right temperature, the differences between glass types, and when it's OK to drop ice cubes into glasses of white. Phillips approaches each lecture with a comedic, unpretentious attitude, ensuring that patrons can easily bolster their knowledge of the subject without having to bribe wine-bar waiters.
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