With virtual events via Instagram & Facebook Live and Zoom, now is the perfect time to spruce up your wine knowledge and feel connected to producers from around the world. We have rounded up a list of events to consider joining next month.
Taste & Tour From Anywhere
1 | Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Live with A Sommelier'
Thursday, April 30th
Washington's Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery is going live with Sarah Tracey, Sommelier, to talk food and wine pairings with common foods you have at home. Purchasing wines in advance is recommended for following along with the 4 PM event on Instagram Live.
Friday, May 1st
Akash of Akash Winery will be cooking up homemade pizza and pairing with their four Estate Reds this Friday night. The California winery is encouraging their community to join in with their own pizza ingredients and glasses of vino for the pizza pairing extravaganza.
Saturday, May 2nd
At 2 PM on Zoom, Facebook Live, and Youtube this Saturday, Wine Crawl is presenting their 'Virtual Chef's Table' event with Santa Margherita Wines and Chef Jason P. London. Viewers will have the opportunity to win prizes and tickets to future wine crawls.
Saturday, May 7th
This studio is based in Rhode Island but, thanks to the internet, you can pay $5 to join their virtual yoga classes. Take a glass of wine to the mat to help release tension, stress, and fatigue. There's nothing like a yoga session to end the week!
Sunday, May 8th
Raymond Vineyards is hosting an Instagram Live virtual tasting of the Victory Day 1945 Red Wine at 6 PM on Sunday with proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset. Raymond has many stand-out wines but this one is special because each bottle commemorates a moment in history and gives back to our veterans.
Friday, May 8th
The Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut varietals never disappoint. This unique virtual event on Facebook Watch and IGTV includes a tasting and an inside look at the label art on their Pinot Noir bottle. Even better? They are offering penny shipping on participating wines (count us in)!
Monday, May 9th
Love wine and love flowers? YAY Maker is hosting a 'from anywhere' paint night for $15. They have a list of recommended supplies to pick up and the featured painting is a sunflower in a wine bottle. That's what we call a great pair!
Thursday, May 21st
There is always something new to learn about food and wine pairing. In this 4 PM PT class, you can learn from Pine Ridge Vineyards Winemaker Mike Conversano and Winery Chef Susan Lassalette on the basics of matching food and wine. They have other events you can explore as well.
Chateau Montelena has a complete virtual vineyard tour on their website as well as property tours on their IGTV. Other videos the team shares include comparative tastings of their various wines and a behind-the-scenes of the bottling process for their 2018 Estate Zinfandel.
Have a tight schedule? JaM Cellars Virtual Happy Hours are the answer. Every day at 4 PM PST Jayme, the wine and music studio manager, hosts a gathering with anyone and everyone who wants to join. Grab your glass of wine and get ready to join the JaMSessions.
11 | Tolosa Tasting Tuesday & Technical Wednesday
Every Tuesday & Thursday
This California winery is sharing virtual experiences every week. These fun and informative series give you the chance to learn about new wines and hear from experienced winemakers and critics. You can tune into Instagram Live and Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 PM.
Wine.com is live streaming with wine professionals in a series of virtual wine tastings throughout May. A few personalities who will be featured are Bon Jovi, John Legend, and Lisa Vanderpump & Pandora Vanderpump Sabo.
Baldacci Vineyards is hosting a variety of events from food & wine pairings to chats with winemaker Michael Baldacci. These are great opportunities to learn more about the winery and wines, in general.
All month long Kathryn Hall of HALL Wines is hosting virtual Shelter-in-Place "SiP" happy hours with a number of prominent figures in the media and entertainment. They are selling the Hall Sip Virtual Happy Hour Kit with a collection of their flavorful wines.
Not being able to connect with friends is real sour grapes. Knights Bridge is scheduling digital happy hours with you and your friends! Once you've set up your time, the team will send wine(s) to your group wherever you are.
There are so many opportunities that we couldn't possibly fit them all. That being said, we encourage you to look up your favorite winemakers, distributors, and shops to see if they are offering virtual classes or tastings to participate in.
We will continue to post updates to this list as new events are announced.