Have you ever wanted to host your own wine tasting event but didn’t know where to start? Well, take the “where” out of that question. Through the power of technology and the magic of wine, live out your wine-tasting dream in the comfort of your own home. Hosting a virtual wine tasting at home is simple. But, it is your imagination that will turn a Zoom get-together into a sensual experience. What better way to increase your self-confidence than by crushing the art of wine tasting DIY-style? Totally badass if you ask us. We’d know! So, friends, believe us when we tell you that the virtual events world is not dead. In fact, it is becoming more and more alive, so don’t miss out.

With this in mind, we’re not ready to let Zoom and the virtual world go quite yet. Aside from muffled voices, (at times) poor internet connection, and the few guests who simply cannot find that mute button on their screens, connectivity lies at the heart of virtual events. How thrilling is it to meet people worldwide via virtual platforms? People you would have never met otherwise. Virtual events activate imagination and creativity, such that you can be transported to vineyards, brasseries, and more from the comfort of your own home. If you’re anything like me, though, it’s specifically from the comfort of your own couch!

What Are People Saying About The Virtual Events World?

More turnout, less expensive

According to Eventify, turnout is significantly higher for virtual events than in-person ones. Turnout is believed to be higher because virtual events are more financially feasible than in-person ones, as travel costs and venue expenses are not factors. In short, the virtual events world opens up new pathways to accessibility and inclusivity. The more community, the better!

Now, don’t get us wrong, we place immense value on in-person events and could not be happier that we’re back to hosting them. But it would be a shame to renounce our relationship with virtual togetherness. It holds a special place in our hearts because it continues to keep us connected to people. Our favorite kind of virtual event is, of course, virtual wine tastings. Whether you wish to attend a tasting hosted by a professional or to embrace your inner wine connoisseur, we’ve got you covered.

What Happens At A Virtual Wine Tasting Event?

Wine, chocolate, and cheese… Oh my!

Well, first of all, let’s address what a virtual wine tasting actually is. Though the name sounds self-explanatory, we want to clarify that a virtual wine tasting is an online, guided tasting experience of wines prearranged by a Sommelier.

Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s dive into what a virtual wine tasting event entails. 

This may be a surprise, but a virtual wine tasting does not stray too far from an in-person wine tasting, in that you get to taste and learn about delicious wines. While the guided tasting is done virtually, it occurs live. You can usually expect the winery – or us – to deliver its wines to you, along with food pairings (i.e. cheese, chocolate) that complement what’s in your glass. Additionally, you’ll learn about the winery’s history, the vineyard, the land, and why the Sommelier has chosen the specific selections and pairings. 

“Thank you soooo much for this amazing virtual tasting experience event! I didn’t know quite what to expect for such an in-depth experience to be executed virtually, but it blew me away. Kala and her colleagues curated an emotional, delicious, and engaging experience!”

Preston Stewart, Owner of Markham & Fitz

What Are The Kinds of Virtual Wine Tasting Experiences?

Private, corporate, communal, and more

Now, your virtual wine tasting event can either be communal (webinar-style) or hosted privately. At Five Senses Tastings, we offer events suited specifically to your needs, whether that’s a private or corporate event. Each type of virtual wine tasting event has its own unique benefits, but it all comes down to what you want out of a virtual wine tasting experience.

Personally, we love the feeling of community and hearing different perspectives and reactions to the guided tastings. However, it is nothing short of valuable to have a private virtual wine tasting event as it is more intimate and catered to expanding your knowledge and your palate. 

How Do You Make A Virtual Wine Tasting Event Fun?

Good news… they’re ALWAYS fun!

Friends, do not let the word “virtual” deter you from the sensational wonders you’ll experience in your future wine tasting event. The beautiful part of the virtual world is getting to see a gallery of faces listening, reacting, and laughing. 

If the virtual wine tasting event is anything like ours, you can expect fun, zesty themes. We view virtual events as an opportunity to expand our community of wine, cheese, chocolate, and music lovers. You can’t put a price on the beautiful, authentic smiles that arise from togetherness. Read all about our exhilarating virtual events on our Events Page.

Now, it’s Your Turn!

How will you take part in the virtual events world?

So, friends, what’s stopping you from partaking in the virtual world now?! Find peace and happiness knowing that the in-person world is inching its way back, but do not dismiss the superb reality of connection fostered through tasting wine virtually together. The virtual events world is not dead, which only furthers our commitment to reaching new communities across the globe. Still struggling to believe us? Say no more. Book a Private or Corporate event with us, and we promise we’ll make it worth your while. But, don’t be mad when we get to say “I told you so!”

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