Wine Up Wine Merchants


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Light hors d'oeuvres abound in wine-tasting classes as instructor shares basics of wine history, production & vocab

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Promotional value expires Feb 28, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.

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  • $20 for a wine-tasting class plus appetizers for one (a $40 value)
  • $35 for a wine-tasting class plus appetizers for two (an $80 value)<p>

Classes are currently held on Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; the schedule will be updated to accommodate demand.

Wine Up Wine Merchants’ tasting courses unveil the history and geography of the evening’s selection of vino. Two class levels are available. Class 1 enlightens students on the basics of wine tasting with a component exercise that teaches how to recognize specific flavor notes, such as honey, chocolate, lemon, and grape; in addition, students will also pick up some basic wine vocab and history. The more advanced can enroll in Class 2 to discover their wine palates, learn about ordering wine in restaurants, and fill their minds with the inside scoop on site-specific regions across the globe, including Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, Red Mountain in Columbia Valley, and Hey, Another Mountain in Another Valley. A spread of gourmet cheese, fruit, and crackers joins forces with each course to help keep jaws active and stomachs full.

WineUp Wine Merchants

WineUp Wine Merchants' dedicated oenophile, Wayne, spreads the gospel of grape during educational courses, tours, and webisodes. Wayne throws bundles of geographical and historical wine facts at guests as they traverse the fertile grounds of Willamette Valley during daily wine tours, which include pick-up and drop-off services. Thanks to more than 70 webisodes waiting just a few mouse clicks away, enthusiasts can stay current on the latest and greatest bottled juices to arrive at Wine Up!'s front door. Classes provide an entertaining environment for guests to discover their personal wine tastes as they build a wider vino vocab, gain more knowledge of various blends, and leave with a thorough understanding of which came first, the grape or the bottle.

Customer Reviews

37 Ratings

Had a great time!! Thank you.
Miriam N. · September 27, 2013
Very personable and friendly owners. Excellent value for the money!
Linda A. · May 20, 2013
I understand they are moving to a larger space. We had a great time at the tasting!
Molly S. · May 20, 2013
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    840 SE Alder St.

    Portland, Oregon 97214


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