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Customer Reviews

27 Ratings

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

What You'll Get

After Capri Sun began creepily transforming people into amorphous metallic globules, wine rose to prominence, offering a similarly complex flavor profile without the threat of spontaneous melting. Celebrate wine, or “nature’s Capri Sun,” with today’s Groupon to the 21st Annual Holiday Wine Tasting from The tasting will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Washington DC – Convention Center. Choose between the following options:

  • For $37, you get a Grand Tasting ticket (a $75 value). The Grand Tasting lasts from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For $57, you get a VIP ticket (a $115 value). The VIP ticket grants guests admission to the VIP tasting from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in addition to the Grand Tasting.<p>

The 21st Annual Holiday Wine Tasting showers palates in a cascade of more than 300 wines, allowing oenophiles to stock up on ambrosias for the winter. Varietals hail from all over the world, creating more harmony among grape products than a California Raisins reunion concert. Live jazz provides a vivacious backdrop for the VIP tasting, which offers more than 100 additional high-end wines than the Grand Tasting. Guests can accompany their wine with bites of bread and cheese at both tastings. As they sip, ticketholders are privy to information about the varietals, including where the grapes grow, what cuisine pairings work best with libations, and which go-go boots were worn when the grapes were squashed.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem ticket online before 10/27/11 at 5PM. Must be 21 or older with valid photo ID. Valid only on 10/29/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.