Today’s Groupon Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: Macleod Liquor: $29 for 3-Hour Wine Tasting and Education Session for One or $48 for Two (52% Off)
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Discount 52% Off
With today’s Groupon delicious deal to Macleod Liquor, for only $29, you can get 3-Hour Wine Tasting and Education Session for One or $48 for Two! That’s a saving of 52% Off! You may buy 1 voucher for yourself and 1 as gifts & the Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase.
Choose Between Two Options:
- C$29 for a 3-hour wine tasting and education session for one (C$59.99 value)
- C$48 for a 3-hour wine tasting and education session for two (C$99.99 value)
Cheese and snacks will be provided with the tasting.
This is a limited 4-day only sale that will expire at midnight on Thursday, June 23, 2016.
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In a Nutshell
Take a deep dive into the world of wine with a 3-hour masterclass; cheese and snacks are included
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 19 years or older. Call store for session schedule. Sessions will be held every week. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
7112 Macleod Trail Southeast
Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
Chardonnay: The Global Grape
Chardonnay’s full-bodied taste makes it one of the food-friendliest white wines. Sample possible pairings with this Groupon guide.
The chardonnay grape can grow nearly anywhere. Given its easygoing nature, it’s little surprise that it produces one of the world’s most popular wines, much as dandelions are the world’s most popular flower. Vines from France to California to Australia burst forth with the pale-green fruit, which vintners convert to white wine in both New World and Old World styles.
Unlike most whites, chardonnay is robust enough to stand up to aging in oak casks, where it can acquire notes of vanilla, toast, and smoke. Prolonged oak aging is common among New World chardonnays, which include popular vintages from California’s Russian River Valley and Carneros region. Often relatively high in alcohol, these full-bodied whites may also acquire a buttery or creamy taste through malolactic fermentation, a process that softens the wine’s natural acids. They also often pair well with white meats or pastas in creamy sauces.
Those used to sipping well-oaked New World chardonnays might be surprised to see what the grape can do in the Old-World style. Crisper and brighter, these so-called white burgundies mingle notes of earth, flint, and other minerals amid their complex fruit. (Côte de Beaune and Chablis are two regions noted for this style within France.) Pairing with seafood and roast chicken can help bring out this style’s crispness.
Of course, this dichotomy oversimplifies things a little bit, since New World producers are starting to come out with less oaky wines, too. Today, some Californian and South American whites are fermented in steel barrels, which yield wine with more acid and fruitiness and fewer wood-sprite tears. As the varietal continues to evolve, oenophiles should expect to read wine lists and bottle labels more closely if they want to accurately predict the flavor of a new chardonnay.
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