“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” –W.C. Fields
Wine is believed by many to be a gift from God. It holds a significant role in many cultures around the world for its ability to bring people together and share in the experience. Our “Perfect Pairings” Wine Tasting experiences are offered in two formats; one is our sit down educational style where our wine professionals guide guests through the basics of wine tasting etiquette: from how to hold the wine glass properly, the 5 “S’s” of wine tasting, how to properly store wine, the optimum serving temperatures, how and why which foods pair best with certain wines as well as share some fun wine trivia.
During this 1.5- 2 hour presentation, guests will sample 5 to 7 different wines, each paired with a specially selected food item. Our wine experts can provide you with a list of suggested food pairings or we can help coordinate a tasting menu to suit your budget utilizing one of the private chefs or caterers in our network. An alternative format would be for us to introduce/pour our wines at stations set up around the room, whereby each wine station will be manned by a knowledgeable wine professional along with their respective perfect pairings. Our wine tastings may be conducted in your home or we can find a suitable venue for you.
Our wine tastings are fun, educational and entertaining. Do you represent a charity or are interested in learning how your wine tasting can help raise funds for your favorite charity? Ask us for details.
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How long will the tasting last?
Our wine tastings last for approximately 2 hours.
Is there a minimum/max number of guests?
There is a minimum of 10 guests and the maximum is only limited to size of venue selected.
How many wines will be served?
A variety of 6-7 wines will be served ranging from reds, whites, and sparkling. The variety can be tailored to best suit a group’s preference and palate.
How much will be served?
Over the course of the tasting, guests will have the equivalent of one full glass of wine.
Is food included?
A complimentary list of recommended food pairings that you may prepare is included. For an additional fee, we can arrange for a private chef or caterer to prepare & serve the food pairings.
What will be taught at the wine tasting?
Our Wine Advisors conduct a fun, educational and entertaining presentation. Participants will learn useful wine etiquette that they can apply immediately, such as how to hold the wine glass properly, the 5 “S’s” of wine tasting, proper storage technique and temperatures, as well as fun wine trivia. Our goal is to educate our guests, while still having fun and helping to raise funds for local charities whenever possible.
Can I buy the wines at the tasting?
No. We are not licensed to sell wine on the premise. You and your guests will have an opportunity to make your selections at the end of the tasting by either filling out a preference sheet or purchasing the wines though our wine retailer/partner’s website or retail store.