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
Carol guides the tasting providing insights into the wine, the region, and the pairings.
Using a Zoom meeting room, as a student you can ask questions and contribute to the conversation and learning.
This is an online virtual classroom. As a student, you also interact with other students and learn from their contributions.
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
April 14, 2021 - Try Some Aromatic White Wines
May 12, 2021 - Rosé Wines Around the World
June 9, 2021 - Wines of Portugal
In the past few years, Portugal has become one of the most popular travel destinations on earth. Portuguese wines are often wildly underpriced for the flavor they offer. Even at their most expensive, they are far less than the price of a round-trip ticket to Lisbon! This month, try 3 different affordable and very drinkable wines from Portugal.
January 13 - 5pm MST Wines of Tuscany
Tuscany is Italy’s most famous wine region, due to its familiarity to tourists, especially the subregion of Chianti which produces the largest quantity of high-quality wine.
February 10, 2021 - Chocolate and Wine Pairing for your Valentine
Some say that pairing wine with chocolate can’t be done. This month, learn how to choose the right wine to complement the right chocolate to create a remarkable pairing opportunity.
March 10, 2021 -Burgundy on a Budget
Burgundy on a Budget focuses on experiencing Burgundian Chardonnay and Pinot Noir at the ‘Bourgogne’ and the elevated ‘Villages’ quality levels to see how these two affordable classifications differ. These wines give you an idea of the flavors, complexity and great food pairing capacity of Burgundy at an approachable level.
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:
Joie de Vin provides open access to everyone to:
- Blog posts
- Wine News
- Wine Tastings - $25
- Online Wine Courses - $20 per class
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
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!
"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!
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