Wine Deals in Vancouver
The man in your life thinks he's as charming as a spy thriller hero, but he can't prepare a martini without shaking vodka and vermouth all over himself. Give him a bit more class with a bar chef or wine tasting, er, class at Metropolitan Bartending School: pay $50 (regularly $125) for either session at this Kitsilano facility. Learn what's stirred -- not shaken -- with a 3.5-hour Bar Chef class designed to instruct beginner mixers on how to pair spirits with seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs for a complex concoction. Or taste for top notes and tannins with a 3.5-hour Wine Tasting course that will teach you how to confidently discern full-bodied varietals from other distinct flavour profiles, and you'll even come away with a wine tasting certificate. The fully equipped school employs a staff of experienced industry professionals, putting an end to any sort of whiskey business.
Even if you've always been a wallflower, today's deal can help get you in the swing of things: Pay $27 for one beginner's weekend pass to the Vancouver Jazz Dance Festival at Russian Hall (a $55 value). Lasting from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11, this festival is the perfect introduction to the world of swing dance. You'll get three drop-in lessons, including one master class with pro instructor Chester Whitmore, and enjoy themed dance parties. With more than 20 hours of live music from acts like the Vancouver Jazz Dance Festival All-Stars, there are plenty of chances to move your feet.
Seizing the gold and silver medals for best fruit beer at the 2012 Canadian Brewing Awards, Dead Frog Brewery in Aldergrove has more than a few laurels to fall back on -- see what all the "hop" is about with this offer: • $40 ($90 value) for a brewery tour for two • $20 ($45 value) for a brewery tour for one • Comes with T-shirt and coaster set for each participant • Explore the working brewery and learn how the magic is made with a guided tour • From mash tun to bottling, all phases of production are covered • The award-winning Mandarian Orange Amber Ale and Pepper Lime Lager may find their way into your tasting, but so will bold flavours like the new Fearless IPA and the classic Pale Ale Want more? Check out Dead Frog Brewery on Facebook.
With 30 years in the business, Broadway Brewing and Winemaking in Kitsilano has found the formula for bottled happiness and now you can share in the secret with this offer: • $40 ($90 value) for a Beginner Brewing or Winemaking Course for two • $20 ($45 value) for a Beginner Brewing or Winemaking Course for one It's All In The Chemistry... Brew only the best with a comprehensive 2.5- to 3-hour class that's designed to teach the science behind crafting your own libations and how to pair them with your favourite foods. Backed with an impressive education in molecular biology and nutritional science, owners Haely and Juhan will help you jump-start your brew's fermentation process; and in four to six weeks, you can finally taste the results.
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