Groupon "Deal" Details...
Posted on January 25, 2012
Wine Education 101 & 201
Our 1-hr class for 2 people consists of two parts… a Wine Education and Component Tasting. You can choose either a Wine Tasting 101 for a more basic education and food pairings or, for those who have done the WT101 class or are more advanced wine drinkers, you can choose Wine Tasting 201 for deeper education on countries and regions and how changing the different components of the wine changes the taste of the wine!
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission strictly prohibits the discounting of alcohol or the use of coupons for alcohol! I guess if you call it Happy Hour it's okay, haven't figured that one out yet... Anyway, this Groupon does not cover the purchase of any alcohol with this class and you can have a great class without it.
However, for the small Tasting Fee of $10, all 90+ wines in the winery are open for tasting and you can choose those that intrigue you, but we will also be selecting a few to go with the food pairing teaching for demonstration purposes. Stag's Leap Merlot, Italian Amarone, Dry Creek Chardonnay, Mosel Spatlese, Ruby Port to name a few.
Wine Tasting 101 will cover what to look for, smell for and taste for in a wine in the setting of a nice restaurant with a Sommelier at your table. The food pairing will be more focused on the structures in food and how they compliment or combat the structures found in wine. We will have phenomenal examples of each and will provide samples to this end but the food will not be a full meal.
Wine Tasting 201 will delve deeper into characteristics of wines from specific regions of various countries. The component tasting will show what acidity, sweetness, alcohol, oak and tannin taste like in a wine, but more importantly why they must be balanced and what happens when we play with these components, make them out of balance and what the resultant taste is like!
There are handouts for you to take as well, including charts and graphics to reinforce your learning experience! All 90+ wines in the winery are open for tasting and you can choose those that intrigue you. We will also be selecting a few to go with the food & wine component tastings for demonstration purposes. I can promise you will be amazed at the reactions that will occur in your mouth
We guarantee that it will be an over-the-top fun and educational event that you will truly enjoy! The class will be by reservation so we can control the number of people in the winery and the quality of service with the tasting. You will need to specify which tasting you want to do at scheduling and is space available! We will offer limited classes before the New Year (Tues & Wed), but wanted to make this available for Holiday gifts!!! After Jan 1st classes will be available everyday we’re open. However, not every class will be available every day. Note our hours of operation on the website...
If you have any other questions, please call the North Austin winery at 512.465.WINE (9463) or the South Austin winery at 512.428.WINE(9463)! Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in class!
Note: Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 24 hours applies; fee up to Groupon sell price.