Just as learning Bernoulli's Principle makes your plane not violently crashing into a mountain even more enjoyable, understanding the whys and wherefores of life's mysteries can only increase your appreciation of them. To apply this notion to wine, check out Harvest Adventure at Napa's St Supery.
HA's a one-day, hands-on winemaking course that takes you from the manually laborious first stages straight through to haughty, "Migrant workers labor manually for me" sipping sessions. You'll start off in the fields, testing grapes' sugar levels to determine ripeness, harvesting, then moving on to a stomping session, where you'll revel in the joys of intentionally treading on fruit. Next, a shower, after which you'll be tutored in the various stages of production and the flavor characteristics of various grapes, culminating in you blending your own vintage -- to save for a special occasion, like when you run out of other wine.
Armed with your superior grasp of process, you'll sit down to a luncheon -- at which your enjoyment of wine will soar until your well-informed over-indulgence causes your face to crash violently into a stranger's purple foot.