Knowledge of wine is one of the hallmarks of the modern Renaissance man, who must also be able to paint a still-life of a labradoodle and cover sitcom theme songs on kazoo. Cultivate class and potable proficiency with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a private in-home wine class for up to 10 people from Zuri Wine Tasting (up to a $150 value). Zuri will bring its wine wisdom to customers' whose homes lie within a 50-mile radius of its headquarters in Redondo Beach. Additional students (over the 10 covered by this Groupon) can participate in the class for $10 each.
Zuri Wine's grape gurus specialize in teaching curious students how to taste and appreciate different varietals, while also deepening their understanding of grapes and wine making. Gather nine other aspiring sippers, invite them to your house, apartment, or heat-resistant igloo, and bask in the knowledge of a wizened winesmith. Zuri's resident wine whiz, Tuanni, treks to customers' quarters with her traveling wine bar in tow, prepared to fire off fermented facts and take fledgling palates under wing. She brings stemware, several bottles of vino, and an arrangement of light snacks that can include fresh berries, grapes, cheeses, and crudités. Pupils receive instruction on proper sniffing, swirling, and sipping, and Tuanni's tutelage will also teach taste buds to differentiate between varietals, ensuring guests will never mistake a merlot for a cabernet sauvignon or a chardonnay for a glass of fairy tears ever again.
Zuri Wine Tasting
Zuri Wine Tasting's wine enthusiast Tuanni Price and her staff travel far and wide to introduce groups to their new favorite vintages. During in-home tastings, customers can create candy-cane-colored lips with the help of reds and whites such as pinot noir, syrah, and riesling. After setting up a wine bar with the night's choices and glasses, specialists offer information about each selection along with pours. Light snacks such as crackers, cheeses, and chocolate cleanse palates between sips and intertwine delicately with the nuanced wine flavors.
In the past, Zuri Wine Tasting has also organized special events such as blindfolded wine tastings and tastings paired with movie screenings. Wine tours chauffeur groups on a motor coach from Los Angeles to Solvang, where they enjoy a mimosa brunch followed by a tasting at Rideau Vineyard.