As we work from home, many of us aren’t feeling the camaraderie that comes with working with others, even if we’re on Zoom calls for hours a day. So, here’s the big question: How do you find a team-building activity that will help restore some of the goodness of being on a productive, fun work team?
Can Wine Be Part of a Team-Building Activity?
Yes. Yes. Yes. During the past 4 months, I’ve done a bunch of virtual wine tastings for work groups. In the past month and on a go-forward basis, the number of work-team tastings is increasing.
What Makes a Virtual Tasting such a Great Team-Building Activity?
We typically do team-building tastings at 4 pm, which is a great time to unwind and relax with your colleagues. I’ve done tastings both for work teams and for people at different companies who work together (e.g., sales rep and client). Everybody has so much fun and raves about the activity for days. It’s a pretty effortless way to bring an hour of fun to your colleagues, your team members, your clients or any other businesspeople you feel the need to spend some quality time with.
How Does a Virtual Wine Tasting Work?
I do my virtual tastings over Zoom. Once we schedule the tasting, I send you the Zoom link, along with recommendations for wine-friendly food to have at the tasting. I send 3 or 4 bottles to each participating household. For a 3-bottle tasting, the cost per household typically is between $80 and $100. For a 4-bottle tasting, the cost per household typically is between $110 and $140. Most of my hosts pick up the entire cost of the tasting and, if appropriate, work with the participants on collecting money.
Where Can You Do a Virtual Tasting?
WineShop At Home, the Napa winery I work for, is approved to lead tastings in 41 states. So, if you’re in one of those states, I can lead a tasting. For many of my workgroup tastings, we have people in multiple states. The only consideration with multiple locations is to remember that it takes longer to get wine from Napa to say New York than to another location in California. So, we need to leave enough time to make sure the wines can reach each participant.
Please Reach out to Me to Learn More
I would love to help out with your team-building activities by leading a virtual tasting for you. Please call or text me at 650-714-7009 or email me at Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
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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