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Virtual Wine Tastings

Our Virtual Wine Tastings are a great way to meet with us each month for our unique tasting experience! These topic-focused sessions introduce you to some affordable and approachable options to the more commonly known expensive wines.  Our goal is to introduce 3-4 wines each priced in the $15-$25 price range. These tastings help build your confidence and widen your experience because we introduce wines that you give you great value at reasonable prices.

What to Expect in a Virtual Wine Tasting

instructor

Virtual Instructor

Carol  guides the tasting providing insights into the wine, the region, and the pairings.
Students

Student

Using a Zoom meeting room, as a student you can ask questions and contribute to the conversation and learning.

Interactive

This is an online virtual classroom. As a student, you also interact with other students and learn from their contributions.
preparation

Online Reference Materials

When you register for the tasting, you receive information about the wines and suggestions for food pairings. You can also use these reference to build your personal wine reference.

Topics for Monthly Virtual Wine Tastings

Cheese

January 12, 2022 - Have Some Cheese with That Wine -Perfect Wine & Cheese Pairings

Pairing wine and cheese is complicated because there isn’t just one kind of wine and one kind of cheese. Cheeses vary in moisture content, fat
content, texture, flavor. Wines, too, vary in acidity, sweetness, body, and structure. Fortunately, a few basic guidelines will bring match-making
success.

Paso Robles

February 9, 2022 - Paso Robles California

Paso Robles is California’s fastest growing AVA. Since 2000, the number of bonded wineries has grown from 50 to over 200, driven by growth in ownership by small family-owned producers.

Loire

March 9, 2022 - Loire Valley

This month, we discover what makes wines from the Loire Valley some of the most food friendly in the world.

Bordeaux

April 13, 2022 - Bordeaux Wines

Bordeaux is among the world’s most famous wine regions, renowned for long-lived, high quality, expensive red wines.  But it produces a greater volume and a larger variety than might be expected including dry white wines, rosés, and sparkling wines in a range of price and quality levels.

Vegetarian

May 11, 2022 - Have some wine with your veggies

A successful pairing between wine and vegetables needs to consider both the type of vegetable and the way it is prepared.  This month we will be introduced to some basic advice for pairing wine with your plant-focused meals.

Languedoc

June 8, 2022 - Languedoc-Roussillon, France

white wine

July 13, 2022 Refreshing White Wines from the New World

Rhone

August 10, 2022 - Northern Rhone

Austrian

October 12, 2022 - Austrian Wines

south africa

November 9, 2022 Malbec Around the World

Aligote

December 14, 2022 The Other Wines of Burgundy (Aligote, Gamay)

Membership

We'd love for you to join our membership community!  By becoming a member, you are connecting with others who have a passion for wine and food. Membership gives you access to insider information and help you up your wine knowledge:

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Joie de Vin provides open access to everyone to:

  • Blog posts
  • Articles
  • Wine News
  • Wine Tastings - $25 
  • Online Wine Courses - $20 per class

Enthusiasts

The Enthusiast membership level includes:

  • Unlimited access to our SommSuccess® classes
  • Monthly Online Wine Tastings
  • Advice articles
  • Ask the Expert interactive dialog
  • Wine travel information including discounts on custom trips to some of the world’s best wine regions
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Testimonials

Here's what some of our consistent wine tasters recently told us:

"I can recommend wines to strangers in the liquor store"

I was standing in front of the wine section at the grocery store when the man next to me said, "Hey, do you know anything about wine?" After a moment's hesitation, I thought - yes, yes I do! So I said it. "Yes, I do. What are you looking for?"

I was able to send him on his way with a yummy cab sav for less than $10 -- and I realized how much I have learned at Joie de Vin's Virtual Wine Tastings!  Then I grabbed the New York State Riesling and went on my merry way. Good wines to be found in lots of places!

Dawn

"Never before have I received so much value from one website!"

I signed up for the monthly membership thinking, 'what have I got to lose?'. And what I discovered was a wine lover's paradise!

I love the online courses, and can't wait to join the next virtual wine tasting. I learn something new every day from this membership!

Eric

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