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Top 10 Virtual Wine Tasting Ideas

Veronica Brundle - Mar 23 2022, 12:33:14 PM

A wine tasting experience can be a great way to explore new vintages and connect with your coworkers. However, if you have a virtual team that lives all over the country, it can be hard to get everyone together for an in-person tasting. Enter a virtual wine tasting. With these virtual experiences, you can enjoy the tastes of wine and connect with your team members, all from the comfort of your home.

If you’re an employer, a virtual wine tasting is a fun and interactive way to show your team members you appreciate all their hard work and want them to relax and unwind after a long day. Not only that, but it can also positively impact employees’ experience with your company. In fact, according to LinkedIn, 77% of companies focus on employee experiences to increase retention. If you’re ready to take the employee experience to the next level through virtual events, Elevent is here to give you all the recommendations you need to be successful.

Here we walk through 10 of our favorite virtual wine tasting events to improve the experience for your employees and foster new connections in the workplace.

A Classic Wine and Cheese Tasting

Bring the delightful combination of wine and cheese directly to your team members’ homes. Each member of your team will receive three global cheese offerings and two bottles of wine. What more could they ask for from a happy hour? To take this tasting experience to the next level, we recommend planning some icebreakers to get the conversation going and encourage engagement.

Paint & Sip

Looking for an exciting virtual event that allows your team members to channel their inner artists? Say hello to Paint & Sip. This is the best way to unwind, relax, create a masterpiece, and, perhaps best of all, drink wine! Every member of your team will receive a bottle of award-winning Washington wine, snacks, and all the art supplies they need to create a masterpiece.

For those with a sweeter palate, our Sunset and Sangria virtual experience is the perfect way to put their creative skills to the test while sipping something equally refreshing.

Wine and Food Pairing Adventure

If you have a team full of foodies who love to share their favorite dishes with their coworkers, they are in for a treat! With this virtual wine tasting experience, you choose between creating your own charcuterie board or a scavenger hunt. Throughout the virtual wine tasting, everyone will taste four different wines, get to understand curated pairings, and play some wine trivia.

Old World and New World Wine Tasting

For some individuals, the run-of-the-mill wine is never enough. They want the story behind the wine, the history, and everything in between. This virtual wine tasting is for them! Each member of your team will receive four high-quality wines delivered directly to their door, and a host will guide you through a one-hour tasting experience you won’t get anywhere else. Your team is sure to talk about how rewarding this experience was for years to come.

Drunk Yoga

Yes, we all need to move our legs a bit more after sitting in front of a computer all day. What better way to do that than while getting extra limber with drunk yoga? Your team can come together with their favorite bottle of wine, try out some fun yoga moves, and connect on something that isn’t work-related.

If you’re looking to turn this into more of a virtual wine tasting experience, you can send your team members a few different bottles of wine. If you have a hybrid team, you can set up a wine tasting experience in the office and complement it with yoga.

Around the World: Wine and Chocolate

Get the best of both worlds with a virtual wine and chocolate tasting. You’ll get to handpick three destinations from a list of 12 and give your team an experience that will activate all five of their senses. Your team will get to bond over the decadent taste of chocolate with a glass of wine in their other hand.

Taste Wine Progressively

Bring the wine shop to your team members’ homes. Each member of your team will get a flight of three wines, and a sommelier will lead the team through the process of tasting wine progressively. Together, you’ll discuss the regions, production methods, and anything else that comes up organically. This is the perfect outlet for your team to ask all their burning wine-related questions.

Craft Wine Cocktails

Looking for a virtual experience that takes wine tasting to the next level? This craft wine cocktails experience gives your team an opportunity to learn how to create wine cocktails from Napa Valley wines.

A wine specialist will walk everyone through the art of tasting wine and then jump into learning how to prepare different types of cocktails and sangrias out of their favorite wines. This experience can accommodate groups of 6 to 100 and provides an interactive experience great for team building.

Wine Tasting with Belden Barns

This is the virtual wine tasting of a lifetime that every wine lover would enjoy. A Belden Barn’s virtual gathering provides an easy and unforgettable experience. Each member of your team will receive two bottles of Belden Barn’s wines while discussing the nature and character of the wine with the winemaker himself, Nate Belden. We recommend surprising your team with this experience as an employee recognition event or an end-of-quarter celebration.

Decanter Wine Tasting

Make your next corporate happy hour worth tweeting about with a decanter wine tasting. Your team will get to experience everything from how to taste and talk about wine, food and wine pairings, and wine chemistry. By the end, everyone will know more than they ever expected about the true art of wine. This virtual experience can accommodate up to 1,000 team members and lasts an hour.

It’s easier than you think to plan and schedule a high-quality virtual wine tasting experience for your team members. As you start to look for an option that accommodates your entire team, we encourage you to explore some of our other virtual tasting events. From virtual cooking events to craft beer tastings, we have something to match everyone's interests and palates.

The best part is Elevent handles everything for you. All you need to do is choose the virtual event that’s right for your employees. Start by exploring our list of virtual events, then we’ll take care of the rest.

Top 10 Virtual Wine Tasting Ideas

Originally published at Mar 23 2022, 12:33:14 PM. Updated on Aug 25 2022.

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