As you probably know, I’ve been leading wine tastings in people’s homes and offices for the last 14 years as a representative with WineShop At Home. My tastings are an incredibly fun excuse for bringing together 8 to 15 people for some good old-fashioned unadulterated fun. But with COVID-19, those in-home wine tastings can no longer take place. So, guess what. We get do virtual wine tastings!
What Are Virtual Wine Tastings?
Virtual wine tastings are the same as in-home wine tastings, with just a few differences:
People: At a virtual tasting, the people are Zoomed, rather than live. I provide the Zoom link about a week before the tasting.
Wine: For a virtual tasting, I send wine to each participating home, rather than to a single home.
Number of bottles: My in-person tastings are 5-bottle tastings. Because a virtual tasting requires each household to pick up the tab, my virtual tastings are typically 3 or 4bottles.
Cost: The cost of a virtual tasting is the number of households times the cost of the bottles we’re tasting. For a 3-bottle tasting, the cost per household typically is between $75 and $95. For a 4-bottle tasting, the cost per household typically is between $100 and $130. Most of my hosts pick up the entire cost of the tasting and then work with each participating household to arrange the payment.
A Few More Details
Food: I make recommendations of wine-friendly food and ask each household to do a quick Trader Joe’s (or other) run, so that they have good munchies on hand for the tasting.
Locations: I can do virtual tastings for anybody anywhere! If you have people you want to invite to your tasting and they live remotely, I can accommodate!
Please Take a Look at My Video
This video highlights the benefits of virtual wine tastings. Probably the best benefit is that they help overcome the sense of loneliness that can come over us when we are quarantined.
I would love to do a virtual wine tasting for you and your friends and family. Please call me at 650-714-7009 to schedule one.
As an independent wine consultant with WineShop At Home, I absolutely enjoy bringing a taste of the Napa wine country home to you one sip at a time. Whether you simply love to drink wine, seek a special personalized wine gift, or are in search of a new wine jobs opportunity as a wine consultant, feel free to contact me for a truly unique wine tasting experience!
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