Virtual Wine Nights
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The cost is $179.99 and here’s what you get:
- 6 Bottles (average retail price $23.50)
- 1 Can of Private Preserve (to keep the opened wines fresh for up to 5 days)
- 3 Interactive video sessions, ~30 minutes each, hosted on Zoom (subject to change)
- Free shipping anywhere in the contiguous US (where allowed by law)
We never envisioned bringing the show to the internet, but along with our partner, Flatiron Wines, we’re excited to do it, and to do it well. But rather than send you a box of wines and a few video links, we want to interact, engage, and maybe even entertain you. We’ll open wines together, taste together, and before you know it, you’ll swear you’re in Provence, or the rolling hills of Tuscany. Not really, of course, not even close. You’ll still be at home, with dishes in the sink, and that sourdough starter that never started. But we’ll be at home together, drinking wines made with purpose, supporting small growers and farmers, and reminding ourselves of the good things that come from nature.
For this, our maiden journey, we’re offering two ‘class-packs’ — ‘Wine 101’ and ‘What To Drink If You Ever Find Yourself Stuck At Home'. Both will feature a shipment of six wines, plus three interactive video sessions (~30 min each), each featuring two wines. Fortunately, I love to talk, but I’m also a good listener. I love questions, and want to know what you want to know. There will be plenty of graphics, maps, and pretty pictures, all designed to take you behind the music, and make each bottle relevant.
But wait, there’s more! We’ll taste six wines together, yes, but the real takeaway is recognizing which wines you liked, understanding what you liked about them, then tracking down other wines which fit that profile. To help you do that, each session will be followed up with “if you liked this, you’ll love that” suggestions, and links on where to find them. And unlike Amazon, who might suggest a portable USB charger because you added a Swiffer WetJet to your cart, we only suggest wines we believe in, and feel confident you’ll enjoy until the bottle runs dry.
We explore the fundamentals of wine, what makes each unique, and why. We discuss acid, alcohol, tannins, and body, and help you understand how these elements translate into the various styles of wine made the world over. We will also discuss climate, soil, and much more. But ultimately, our goal is to help you understand what you like, why you like it, and how to apply that knowledge in the store, the restaurant, or anytime you need to choose a bottle. Oh, and the words, we’ll talk about all the crazy wine terminology, and what it all means.
- April 24, 6:30pm
- May 01, 6:30pm
- May 08, 6:30pm
What To Drink When You're Stuck At Home
Three pairs of wines, one white and two reds. Each bottle special, each with its own tale of earth and sky, but above all, some of the best wines I’ve encountered in the past twelve months in the under $30 category. Some of these I’ve served in recent classes, while others, due to their limited availability, I’ve kept to myself. But if there’s ever been a time to pull back the curtain, it’s now. We’ll explore Italy, France, Spain, and more. And while each bottle is inimitable, I took care to select wines that still have pretty good crowd appeal. In other words, nothing weird, nothing experimental, just damn good wines, made with care and compassion for the planet.
- April 23, 6:30pm
- April 30, 6:30pm
- May 07, 6:30pm