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Knowledgeable, casual TV host Mark Phillips educates customers on wine fundamentals and shares helpful wine accessories

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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 Groupon.

$49 for a Wine Class for Two Plus a Wine Lover’s Kit (Up to $445 Total Value)

  • 90-minute wine class for two (an $80 value)
  • Two hand-blown crystal wine glasses to take home (up to an $80 value)
  • One wine-glass holder (up to a $15 value)
  • Three-pack of wine-slushy mixes
  • A six-month subscription to The Savvy Host online cooking class (a $240 value)<p>

Hosted at Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen and Bar, wine classes are led by PBS wine expert Mark Phillips. During the casual seminar, he’ll explain the lesser-known aspects of wine storage and consumption, such as when to freeze wine, when to boil it, and when to cryogenically store it in an underground lair for decades. Take-home accessories continue the wine enjoyment, such as wine slushy mix that lets you quickly make wine-infused margaritas, mojitos, and appletinis without ice or a blender. A six-month subscription to The Savvy Host further tests your newfound culinary awareness with recipes, cooking-demonstration videos, and appropriate wine pairings for different meals emailed to cyber-students each month. <p> A class is currently scheduled for Sunday, January 27 at 4 p.m., but more classes may be scheduled as necessary. Wine samples are not included with this class. <p> 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.

Customer Reviews

great experience and a lot of fun
Craig W. · June 14, 2013
Mark's class was educational and fun. We learned some new and interesting stuff about wine and wine tasting. We love Belifore, the restaurant it was held at, have been there many times before, food on the buffet wasn't as good as ordering off the menu, but decent value for the minimal additional fee.
Christine C. · August 26, 2012
Host was fantastic.
Deva M. · March 21, 2012

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