WHY IS ZOOM INTO WINE THE BEST VIRTUAL WINE TASTING?
We're all spending a little more time at home in 2020. And I don't know about you but I am definitely in need of some new ways to relax at home and connect with people during this strange time. Zoom Into Wine is the perfect way to try new wines, learn about them, and connect with people online.
Zoom Into Wine is a multi-dimensional virtual wine tasting experience hosted by wine educator, Ian Blackburn. Ian has 30+ years of experience in the wine industry, and he hand selects and curates each of the wines featured in the tastings. Zoom Into Wine was created to extend the wine experience to the comfort of your home and Ian is the perfect host to guide you in that.
There are currently three types of Zoom into Wine Virtual Wine Tasting Events:
VIRTUAL WINE TASTING EVENT TYPES
Study Up Sundays: Tasting with a focus on grape variety or wine region(s) and associated historical and current cultural relevance. Taste alongside top wine educators and discover the magic behind the bottles we select each week!
Winery Wednesdays: Tasting with a focus on a specific winery. We're often joined by the winemaker, proprietor, or other representative from the winery who provide their first-hand, intimate insight. Learn about about the winemaking process and style as we taste some of the winery's top selections. We'll hear their stories, get a glimpse into their creative process, influences, history and taste some great wine!
Anything Goes Saturdays: Tasting with a unique focus! Saturday tasting experiences are always innovative and exciting. In addition to the wine tasting experience, some events include a culinary element such as a dinner prepared by a local Los Angeles chef or a luxury food pairing. Some events are comparative tastings highlighting varietals or micro-regions (sometimes tasted blind) encouraging the discovery and understanding of different incarnations and/or the nuances between the bottles.
HOW MUCH DOES VIRTUAL WINE TASTING COST?
You can attend all Zoom Into Wine virtual wine tastings for FREE! There are also virtual wine tasting kits available for purchase with the option of buying by the taste or by the bottle. Kits can be delivered within the Los Angeles area for FREE and shipped to other locations. Prices on tastings and bottles varies depending on the wines featured in the event.
HOW DOES VIRTUAL WINE TASTING WORK?
Here's how it works. Go to Merchant of Wine and sign up for a FREE tasting, a tasting kit or a bottle kit. You will receive you tasting kit before the zoom event, which is where the fun begins. You will receive a link to access the zoom event a few hours before the start time. Once it's time to start, log in, sit back, and enjoy a lovely evening drinking wine, learning about it and meeting new people!