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Online or in-home, we bring the Napa Valley wine tasting experience to you & your friends.

How a Virtual Wine Tasting Works

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Book a Virtual Tasting with a Wine Consultant, who will organize and lead your Tasting
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Select your optional Wine Tasting Sampler—there are 5 styles to choose from
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Invite your fellow wine lovers to join you virtually
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All you need is comfy clothes, a mobile device or laptop and a glass of wine
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Have fun, shop, & discover your favorites while taking advantage of your Host Perks
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Let's Taste

Start by selecting your Wine Tasting Sampler.

Wine Tasting Sampler (the original) on coffee table in living room

the original

Mixed Dry

$39.95

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You’re the real deal. You like to explore and try all types of wines with your friends and like-minded adventurers. This Sampler offers you an anthology of wines, from white to red and off-dry to dry.
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the renegade

Red & White, Sweet & Dry

$39.95

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You’re an innovator. You forge your own path and make your own choices when it comes to which wines are your favorites. This Sampler is perfect for your squad to divide and conquer, featuring wines that run the gamut, from white to red and light to bold.
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the collector

All Reds

$39.95

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You’re savvy. You know what you like and why—and once you taste something you like, you make sure to have it for whenever the mood strikes. This Sampler is perfect for you and fellow aficionados to enjoy smooth and supple, to big and bold wines.
Wine Tasting Sampler (the romantic) on coffee table in living room

the romantic

Off-Dry & Sweet

$39.95

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You’re passionate. You adore dreamy wines that inspire you and your loved ones to create memories together in the pursuit of discovering new favorites. This Sampler shows you a medley of wines from light to sweet and lush to decadent.
Wine Tasting Sampler (the individualist) on coffee table in living room

the individualist

Personalized Wines

$49.95

About

This Wine Tasting Sampler offers you the opportunity to taste our Talmage Cellars wines, exclusively available for label personalization. Sip and select your favorite varietals, then design your own unique label. Perfect for special occasions, gifts and thank you’s.
Host Perks Cheers Bottle

Host Perks

Receive an exclusive Thank You bottle of wine included with your Sampler purchase

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With your Sampler purchase, pick 2 items at 50% off: the first shipment of your Wine Club Membership or a bottle of wine

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Included with every 12 bottles purchased at your Tasting, you can select a bottle (up to $35 value) for $4.99 included with your Host order

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When 2 or more of your guests host their own Tastings, you can pick up to 3 wine or stemware items for 50% off

We're All About Happy Hosts

The Raves

"Hosting a Virtual Tasting was easy, fun and inexpensive. Minimal preparation led to a highly successful and engaging party! Leveraging social media and digital tools also helped make this a smooth experience. I sent invites via Facebook to friends and we met via Zoom. While sipping our favorite wines, we became more educated about wine from our wonderful Wine Consultant, Sabrina. Tasting wine together virtually helped keep the 'social' in 'social distancing!' Thank you for an excellent experience!"

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One Wine Nation

Our Hosts are the best! They open their homes with welcoming smiles, warm hospitality and delicious snacks to ensure a wonderful Wine Tasting experience.

FAQs

How do I book a Wine Tasting?

Click or tap “Book Now” on this page and we’ll get to work connecting you with a Wine Consultant in your area. If you already know a Wine Consultant, your booking request will be sent to them. Once you’ve connected with your Wine Consultant, they will confirm your Wine Tasting type (virtual or in-home), confirm your Wine Tasting Sampler choice (optional for Virtual Tastings) and help organize, set up and lead your Wine Tasting.

If there isn't a Wine Consultant near me, can I still host a Wine Tasting?

You can host a Virtual Wine Tasting! Your Wine Consultant can virtually guide you and your guests through the Wine Tasting via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc. The optional Wine Tasting Sampler is shipped directly to you, so a Virtual Tasting is a fun & simple way to taste, no matter where you or your Wine Consultant is located.

Does it cost anything to host a Wine Tasting?

Your Wine Tasting Sampler includes 5 bottles of wine to share, a special Thank You Bottle of bubbly for you and all of your other amazing Host Perks for $39.95 plus tax. Ground shipping is included. That’s an average total retail value of over $150! For a Virtual Wine Tasting, the Sampler purchase is optional.

How do I choose a Sampler?

You will partner with your Wine Consultant who will guide you in selecting the right Wine Tasting Sampler for you and up to 16 guests. There are 5 different options to choose from that range in taste profiles. The wines in each Sampler vary and change from month to month due to their limited production.

Should I provide food pairings for my Tasting?

Simple pairings are best. No need to provide a full spread or turn the oven on (unless you want to!). Here’s what we recommend to pair with your Sampler:

Water
Crackers or bread
Milk & dark chocolates
Grapes or strawberries
Three kinds of cheese:
– Mild – Havarti or Brie
– Medium – Gouda or dry Cheddar
– Strong – Parmesan or blue cheese

How long does the Tasting take?

An average In-Home Wine Tasting from start to finish is approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Virtual Tastings are approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour. Remember though, time flies when you’re having fun!

If my friends can't make it, are they still able to order?

Absolutely! Your Wine Consultant will walk you through how they can place an order if they are unable to make it. Your guests’ orders and bookings often count towards your Host Perks, so encourage your guests to make their selections at the Tasting or very soon after it.

What do I get for hosting?

As our way of saying thank you for Hosting a Wine Tasting, you’re eligible for lots of amazing perks that celebrate your good taste. Here’s what’s included when you host:

1. A Thank You bottle of bubbly, exclusively for our Hosts who purchase a Wine Tasting Sampler
2. With your Sampler purchase, you can pick 2 items at 50% off: the first shipment of your Wine Club Membership or a bottle of wine
3. Included with every 12 bottles purchased at your Tasting, select a bottle (up to $35 value) for $4.99
4. When 2 or more of your guests host Tastings, you can pick up to 3 wine or stemware items for 50% off

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