I decided to take advantage of the 25 dollar promo and attend the East Van Wine Academy put on by the Waldorf.  What I expected to be a bunch of people sitting in a circle talking about tanins and lignins was quite the opposite.  We walked in and we were immediately greeted with a glass of proseco, four drink tickets and a wine zine.  We had a seat in the back of a full room where slides of Spain where illuminated on the side walls and our host stood in front of his Powerpoint slideshow talking about Spanish wines.