Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

La pasión de España: A journey through the music and wine of Spain

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Five Senses Tastings is thrilled to present a music and wine tasting to celebrate the vibrant cultural history of Spain. We'll focus on three uniquely Spanish styles: flamenco, zarzuela, and Spanish art song as we explore wines from Spain and from Spanish grapes as interpreted by California winemakers.

Please join us by purchasing your tickets via this link.

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May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Private Event: "The Tastes and Sounds of downtown Los Angeles"

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Five Senses Tastings' cocktail branch, Song & Tonic, presented a guided music and cocktail tasting experience at the Rowan Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles. Our musicians included pianist Amy K. Bormet, bassist Lelah Simon, and drummer Ana Barreiro

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Song & Tonic will tell the story of Los Angeles by pairing and deconstructing three LA-inspired songs with three artisan cocktails featuring. Each cocktail ingredient will be paired with an instrument, harmony, or melody from the featured song. As we mix, shake & stir, musicians play melodies and sounds that emulate the ingredients and explore their relation to the full song. 

Small bites were lovingly prepared by our host, Kalecart.

Kala and Prairie are the co founders of Song & Tonic
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May
6
5:30 PM17:30

"La La Land: The Tastes and Sounds of Los Angeles"

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Five Senses Tastings' cocktail branch, Song & Tonic, is a guided music and cocktail tasting experience. For this event, Song & Tonic teams up with Chef Louis Pechan of Hundred Miles LA to present "La La Land: The Sounds & Flavors of LA." 

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Inspired by Chef Louis’s dedication to using hyper local ingredients, Song & Tonic will tell the story of Los Angeles by pairing and deconstructing four LA inspired songs with four artisan cocktails featuring LA-based distillery, The Spirit Guild. Each cocktail ingredient will be paired with an instrument, harmony, or melody from the featured song. As we mix, shake & stir, musicians play melodies and sounds that emulate the ingredients and explore their relation to the full song. 

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5:30pm - 6:00pm: Guests Arrive

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Song & Tonic Tasting

7:00pm - 8:30pm: 10 Course, Family Style dinner from Chef Louis Pechan paired with your favorite cocktail from the tasting

Purchase tickets here and make sure to use code SONGANDTONIC25 for a discount.

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Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Woman's Voice: A celebration of Women's History Month

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We are back together with our dear friends at V Wine Room in West Hollywood for a powerhouse of an event celebrating Women's History Month. This time we're collaborating with amazing League of Women Voters, Los Angeles. We have two events: 4:00pm* and 6:30pm.

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This year, we celebrate the lives of four extraordinary women who embody the spirit and mission of the League and who have given power and voice to the voiceless and disenfranchised: Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Malala Yousafzai. 

We'll be pairing four flights of exquisite wine (by women winemakers, naturally) with sumptuous music and divine chocolates created by the inimitable Catherine von Ruden of EOS Chocolates. You all remember her Pots of Sin, we are sure!

*Proceeds from tickets for the 4:00pm event will help fund unbiased voter information, sponsor candidate debates and discussions on public policy issues, engage youth in civic education, and reach out to underserved communities to encourage their participation in the political process.

We do expect this event to sell out so please purchase your tickets early. Please click here to purchase.

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Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Woman's Voice: A celebration of Women's History Month

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We are back together with our dear friends at V Wine Room in West Hollywood for a powerhouse of an event celebrating Women's History Month. This time we're collaborating with amazing League of Women Voters, Los Angeles. We have two events, 4:00pm* and 6:30pm.

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This year, we celebrate the lives of four extraordinary women who embody the spirit and mission of the League and who have given power and voice to the voiceless and disenfranchised: Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Malala Yousafzai. 

We'll be pairing four flights of exquisite wine (by women winemakers, naturally) with sumptuous music and divine chocolates created by the inimitable Catherine von Ruden of EOS Chocolates. You all remember her Pots of Sin, we are sure!

*Proceeds from tickets for the 4:00pm event will help fund unbiased voter information, sponsor candidate debates and discussions on public policy issues, engage youth in civic education, and reach out to underserved communities to encourage their participation in the political process.

We do expect this event to sell out so please purchase your tickets early. Please click here to purchase.

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Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

Women and Wine: A match made in harmony

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Come join us for a special event with Women for WineSense as they celebrate their first year here in the beautiful City of Angels. The evening will take a classic pairing, wine and chocolate, and add a third layer--music--for a truly unique sensory experience. We'll enjoy live musical pairings performed by professional musicians with each pour.

Our theme is all about the harmony of the blend: discussing complementary grapes in blending, what goes into blending wines, and the larger theme of how women and wine "go together" in perfect harmony. Throughout the evening, we'll enjoy the wines of Urban Press vintner, Giovanni D'Andrea. All of Giovanni's wines are made from grapes harvested from the finest growers in California, which he then crushes, ferments and bottles in small batches to be sold exclusively. 

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We'll enjoy Brix chocolates paired with each wine, and a vocal-piano duo will perform musical selections that bring out the essence and personality of each wine and chocolate pairing.

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

HollyTales2: Carols and Stories from around the World

We are returning to V Wine Room in West Hollywood for our second annual HollyTales program. Enjoy holiday tunes and stories from around the world expertly paired with wines from V Wine's exquisite boutique portfolio of wines and cheese and chocolates to match. Tickets available here and please use coupon code FIVESENSES for a discount.

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Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Song and Tonic Launch Party

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Five Senses Tastings is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Prairie Rose, Founder of Bit by a Fox. The partnership is called Song & Tonic.

Song and Tonic is a guided tasting experience that pairs classic music with classic cocktails. As we mix, shake, and stir, musicians play melodies, rhythms, and sounds that emulate the ingredients - their origin and their role within the cocktail - and explore their relation to the full piece of music. As the ingredients are layered one upon the other, so are the instruments and melodies. By deconstructing both song and cocktail, we are able to explore each part independently and then, when in a heightened sensory state, fully appreciate the completed song and cocktail as all the pieces finally come together in harmony. 

If you are media and would like to attend please email info@fivesensestastings

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Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Surrender to the spell!

Surrender to the spell!

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Indulge your senses with Jo Malone London in Beverly Hills and Five Senses Tastings as they take you on a full-sensory journey to welcome the Holiday season!

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Engage all five senses as you bask in Jo Malone London’s signature creams, scents, candles, and more, brought to life through carefully paired live music, wine, and sweet treats. You’ll receive hand and arm massages, listen to world-class performers, and enjoy wine and lite bites.

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Discover the delights of Jo Malone London’s Limited Edition Orange Bitters and marvel at their new English Oak collection as you treat yourself to an exclusive and truly immersive experience.

Guests will have an opportunity to purchase Jo Malone products and will of course leave with little treat!

This event is free but requires an RSVP to smjomalbrighton@elc.estee.com or via our Eventbrite page. We'll see you there!

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Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

Private Event

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Five Senses Tastings is excited to be partnering with Opera Viva! for their fall fundraiser. Opera Viva! offers high quality summer study programs, sharing the musical and cultural heritage of Italian opera in Verona, Italy.

The event will take place on Sunday November 5th from 4-5:30 at a private residence in Pasadena. Please email info@fivesensestastings.com for more information.

 

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

"American Mosaic - A music and wine tasting journey"

 Five Senses Tastings Founder Kala Maxym and Vinfluence Founder, Shannon Westfall.

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Join Five Senses Tastings and Vinfluence for an evening of full-sensory cultural (and viticultural) exploration! Through music, food and wine we’ll taste a bit of our collective heritage and explore some of the various influences on American culture.

Let your senses take flight with live musical performances, each expertly paired with tastings of wine, cheese, and chocolate, to bring out the essence and personality of each sensory element!

This unique event will be led by two womein-in-wine entrepreneurs: Kala Maxym and Shannon Westfall

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The event features performers: 

  • Shira Averbuch, Vocalist
  • Kala Maxym, Vocalist
  • Dan Nadel, Guitarist
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Performance-paired wines curated by Vinfluence.
Welcome bubbly provided by Célange.
Cheeses by Murray's Cheese.
Artisanal chocolate crafted by Honey Mama's.

ALL PROFITS WILL BE DONATED SUPPORT WILDFIRE RELIEF & RECOVERY EFFORTS IN NAPA & SONOMA COUNTIES

Starting on Sunday, October 8th, California's Wine Country in the North Bay Area has been ravaged by wildfires that have scorched 220,000 acres, destroyed an estimated 5,700 structures and caused at least 40 deaths. Wine Country needs our help. Donations will be split evenly between the following two organizations:

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Spend the evening above the skyline at 555TEN, 56 stories of elevated Midtown Manhattan living by Extell Development.

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Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Experience Domenico: A full-sensory journey through Italian-American culture

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Join Five Senses Tastings in San Carlos, CA on Saturday August 5th from 7-10 pm in the beautiful Cask Room at Domenico Winery for an immersive and interactive tasting experience with music, food, and wine expertly paired to ignite your senses like never before!

THE FIVE SENSES TASTINGS EXPERIENCE:

Each course will be paired with a musical selection played by a local artist. Before each course is served, you will be asked to "taste" the music by itself. Guests will be given blindfolds (or asked to close their eyes) to experience the music using only your sense of sound. Once the course is served you will have the chance to re-experience the music using all of your senses. This is what makes the Five Senses Tastings experience so unique!

FIRST COURSE:

Food - “Insalata di Barbabietole e Rucola” - Carpaccio of red and yellow baby beets, organic baby arugula, celery root, shaved ricotta salata, white truffle-lemon vinaigrette.
Wine - Pinot Grigio
Music - "Caprice No. 19" in E-Flat Major by Niccolò Paganini

SECOND COURSE:

Food - “Pollo Strascicato al Funghetto" - Braised airline chicken breast with mixed mushrooms and roasted tomatoes, served over risotto Milanese. Vegetarian option available upon request.
Wine - Super Tuscan
Music - "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

THIRD COURSE: 

Food - “Panna Cotta di Cioccolato con Ciliege” - Chocolate panna cotta with Port and balsamic-glazed cherries.
Wine - Nebbiolo
Music - "Le Grand Tango" by Astor Piazzolla

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW: https://e.sparxo.com/Experience-Domenico?u=5851. Please use the discount code KALA for $15 off your ticket!

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Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Private Event in Beverly Hills

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We're going to be hosting an intimate gathering for a group of friends looking to bring a little something different to their monthly social gatherings. With blindfolds in hand and some fantastic music spanning almost 400 years, we'll be sampling a Pinot Gris from Washington, a Super Tuscan, and a Nebbiolo! 

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Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

MPI Southern California Installation & Awards Dinner

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Please join us for a historic evening as MPISCC honor the Volunteers, Members and Strategic Sponsors. 


Outgoing President, Nicole Newman will recap the 2016-2017 year and share the chapter's highlights and successes. Incoming President, Joe Marcy, CMP will outline the vision for 2017-2018.

Industry icons will install the incoming Board of Directors. STADIUM will headline the closing celebration. Five Senses Tastings will be providing entertainment for a portion of the evening.

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Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

The Playful Palate: A music, wine, and chocolate tasting in celebration of Women's History Month

We are back together with our dear friends at V Wine Room in West Hollywood for a powerhouse of an event celebrating Women's History Month. We'll pair wine (by women winemakers) with sumptuous music and divine chocolates by Catherine von Ruden of EOS Chocolates.

Wines by Zinke Wines, Casa Dumetz Wines, Tessa Marie Wines, CNagy Wines, and Kalawashaq' Wine Cellars. Musicians include pianist and singer-songwriter Jacquelyn Schreiber, Guitarist and singer-songwriter Lois Blaisch, violinist Lacy Rostyak, and soprano and Five Senses Tastings founder Kala Maxym.

Something delicious – and not just slightly naughty – for everyone! Tickets available at: theplayfulpalate.eventbrite.com

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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

California Lodging Investment Conference [CLIC]

Five Senses Tastings is very happy to have been invited to participate in the California Lodging Investment Conference (CLIC) in Irvine, CA. We're excited to learn about the trends in investment in the hotel and hospitality industries and share our concept of music tasting!

One of our favorite musicians, pianist and singer/songwriter, Jacquelyn Schreiber, will be joining us in the afternoon to add some music tasting to the event.

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Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Private event in Pacific Palisades, CA

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Five Senses Tastings is delighted to donate a music and wine tasting to Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church. The event will take place from 5pm-7pm at a private home in the Pacific Palisades. We will perform vocal and piano music from the classical, jazz, Broadway, and opera literature!

This event is not open to the public.

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Tastes of Christmas: A full-sensory Holiday Tasting

Please join Five Senses Tastings and Héritage Fine Wines for "The Tastes of Christmas," a full-sensory holiday themed tasting of live music, wine, cheese, and chocolate.

You'll taste five flights of hand-picked, boutique French wines, which have been meticulously paired to musical selections from a variety of different musical genres. Each piece of music will bring out the essence and personality of the selected wines. Cheeses and custom chocolates will also be paired!

Please note that this is a tasting and not a full dinner. We recommend you eat before coming or leave some room to enjoy a meal after our event.

Please purchase your tickets here.

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Dec
8
8:30 PM20:30

HollyTales: Carols and Stories from Around the World

After a sold-out first event and back by popular demand, Five Senses Tastings and V Wine Room will team up again for a holiday-inspired music and wine tasting as we explore the many holiday traditions around the world. Using all our senses, we'll listen and taste music, wine, cheese, and chocolate in V Wine Room's magnificent West Hollywood tasting room.

Please purchase your tickets here.

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Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

HollyTales: Carols and Stories from Around the World

After a sold-out first event and back by popular demand, Five Senses Tastings and V Wine Room will team up again for a holiday-inspired music and wine tasting as we explore the many holiday traditions around the world. Using all our senses, we'll listen and taste music, wine, cheese, and chocolate in V Wine Room's magnificent West Hollywood tasting room.

Please purchase your tickets here.

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Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

"Chromatic: Embracing all the shades of Oakland" for the Oakland Symphony

Oakland Symphony invites you for a captivating night of stories told through music, food, cocktails, and other surprises. The night features jazz, big band, and classical selections from members of Oakland Symphony, Oakland Symphony Chorus, and Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as students from the MUSE Orchestra and the Bridge Program.

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Oct
16
4:00 PM16:00

"Sip and Sing"

Join lifelong friends Laura Zupa D'Avella and Kala Maxym, Founder and CEO of Five Senses Tastings – in town just for this one event from Los Angeles – for "Sip and Sing," an unforgettable and delectable evening of music, wine, cheese, and chocolate.

Laura and Kala will sing songs and arias from a variety of genres as they take you on a full-sensory tasting journey featuring the delicious wines of the boutique Boisset Wine Collection as well as carefully paired cheeses and chocolates.

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite by clicking here.

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Aug
23
8:30 PM20:30

"A Journey through Europe" at V Wine Room

Five Senses Tastings and V Wine Room presented a full-sensory tasting journey through Europe…without ever leaving beautiful California!

V Wine presented five flights (that's 2.5 glasses!) of boutique, small-batch California wines made from grapes native to Spain, Italy, Austria, and France as well as artisan cheeses and custom chocolates by EOS Chocolates to match.

Five Senses Tastings expertly paired music – presented live from a wide variety of genres including jazz, tango, operetta, flamenco, classical and more – to bring out the essence and personality of each wine.

Both a full tasting and a music-and-wine only option were offered.

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Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

"A Journey through Europe" at V Wine Room

Five Senses Tastings and V Wine Room presented a full-sensory tasting journey through Europe…without ever leaving beautiful California!

V Wine presented five flights (that's 2.5 glasses!) of boutique, small-batch California wines made from grapes native to Spain, Italy, Austria, and France as well as artisan cheeses and custom chocolates by EOS Chocolates to match.

Five Senses Tastings expertly paired music – presented live from a wide variety of genres including jazz, tango, operetta, flamenco, classical and more – to bring out the essence and personality of each wine.

Both a full tasting and a music-and-wine only option were offered.

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