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These exceptional virtual tasting experiences will allow you and your group to connect online, enjoy some high quality libations, and learn a thing or two while you’re at it. Whether it’s craft beer, craft whiskey or premium canned wine, we’re positive you’re going to have a great time!

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Kollar Chocolates virtual tasting experience

Virtual Sensory Chocolate Experience

Kollar Chocolates

From $150/shipment

Premium chocolate tasting kit, guided virtual tasting, and shipping. 10 shipment minimum.

Kollar virtual chocolate tasting experience

The virtual guided tasting experience includes:

  • Kollar Chocolate Tasting Kit shipped out to each participant including:
  • 5 different chocolate percentages
  • plus cacao nib and cocoa butter
  • selection of Kollar Chocolates truffles 9-pc box of Kollar Chocolates signature truffles
  • Paint your own chocolate 'cacao pod' and cocoa butter painting set Tasting Kit description card
  • Custom note printed to your team with your logo included in the kits
  • Shipping cost/cold-pack materials for pre-seeding the kit

The Experience

Through a LIVE virtual session, Chef Chris Kollar, Chocolatier & Owner, will guide guests  through a sensory chocolate journey to taste, appraise, and appreciate the art and  complexity of chocolate and discover how his hand-crafted confections are made.  

Prior to the tasting, guests will be mailed a curated chocolate tasting kit. During the  experience, Chef Kollar will guide guests in tasting the various notes, textures, flavor  profiles and chocolate percentages, while sampling a selection of Kollar Chocolates  signature creations, including truffles with wildly imaginative flavors. Chef Kollar will impart  chocolate knowledge around chocolate origins and the production process through his  extensive travels to the most refined chocolate making epicenters in France, Switzerland,  Italy, as well immersions inside native cacao plantations in Ecuador.  

Lastly, guests will get hands-on to design and paint their own chocolate ‘cacao pod’ with a  cocoa butter painting set and savor a selection of Kollar Chocolates signature truffles to  share with friends and family at home.  

Kollar Chocolates

Kollar Chocolates is an award-winning artisan chocolate shop in the heart of the Napa Valley with the mission to elevate chocolate into a sensory experience. Founded in 2011 by Chris Kollar, Owner & Chocolatier, Kollar Chocolates blends classic European chocolate traditions with modern artistry and techniques to produce innovative handcrafted confections described as "edible works of art." Kollar Chocolates truffles use the finest, ethically sourced cocoa and are influenced by local and seasonal ingredients, aesthetically designed to reflect each flavor.

Virtual Cheese Experience

Hosted by Janet Fletcher

From $105/shipment

3 cheeses (enough for 2 people to share) and a 1-hour Zoom tasting. 20 shipment minimum (For groups less than 20 the price is $125).

This incredible experience is hosted by Janet Fletcher who is the author of 3 cheese books and publisher of the Planet Cheese blog. Discover a new appreciation for cheese and indulge in this tasty assortment.

Scott Whisky Virtual Tasting

Scotch Whiskey Virtual Tasting

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America

From $240/shipment

Includes three (100ml) tasters, premium tasting kit, the virtual tasting, & shipping.

Scotch Whiskey Virtual Tasting Kit

90-minute guided tasting of 3 x 100ml bottles of whisky

  • 2 x Society tasting glasses
  • 1 x crystal water jug
  • 1 x glass pipette
  • 1 x tasting mat
  • 1-year membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is the world’s leading club of whisky lovers. Founded in 1983 in Edinburgh, Scotland, what began as a small group of friends with a shared appreciation for whisky has since grown into an international community boasting nearly 30,000 members in over a dozen countries around the world.

More than just a club, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has become the ultimate source of the world’s finest whisky. For more than 35 years, we have traveled the world in search of the most exceptional whisky casks hidden away in a the most coveted warehouses in countries such as Scotland, Japan, Ireland and America. Once approved by our expert Tasting Panel, each whisky is bottled and shipped to the USA and around the world where it is offered exclusively to Society members through our website or over the phone.

Assorted whiskey tasting

Whiskey Gourmet

From $100/shipment

Includes five (1 oz.) whiskey samples bottles, instructions, guided virtual tasting, and shipping. 10 shipment minimum.

In this interactive tasting participants will learn how to enjoy and recognize whiskey in a fun online format. Tasting sessions last about 90 minutes (may vary depending on the interaction level and the number of participants). Each participant will receive a tasting kit in the mail composed of five 1 oz. sample bottles.

A few days before the session, participants will receive an email with a whiskey tasting wheel. This is a tool for the upcoming tasting and serves as a nice teaser to get everyone ready. When the event arrives participants will receive a link to connect with the host to enjoy the experience (The link can also be left open afterwards for virtual happy hour). 

A typical tasting includes icebreakers, an overview of whiskies, how to nose, and how to taste. After the event tasting notes of the whiskies are sent by email to all the participants.

Team building option: Participants will team up trying as a group to be the best at tasting and answering some trivia questions about whiskey. Very fun and interactive and allows a casual interaction between Team members. Uniqueness:

The Whiskey Gourmet Experience

Whiskey Gourmet is well accustomed to working with Fortune 500 companies and with entertaining corporate executives. They are also experienced with hosting family private parties and have managed groups from 6 to 200+ people. There is a high level of interaction throughout the virtual tasting and it even incorporates voting and writing on the screen. This allows each participant to fully be immersed and ensures everyone is actively participating in the session. It also accounts for their high amount of repeat customers. Their goal is to get participants to say they have "Experienced Whisky Like Never Before!” which also happens to be their motto.

The Virtual Tasting Host

Their host is highly rated as well. Not only is he fun and engaging but he is also an encyclopedia of Whiskey knowledge. And we like to say "this isn't his first rodeo" since he has hosted over 2,000 guests to date. He has also personally visited the distilleries and knows the master distillers of the whiskies that are sampled. This brings a very unique perspective to his sessions

Group Packages

$100 Standard Tasting

This includes 5 whiskey samples from different countries that have distinct profiles (Scotch, Irish, American, and others). 


$120 Premium Tasting

Same as the standard tasting but two of the bottles are higher end whiskies and one is a Cognac.


$145 Premium Plus Tasting 

This is a tasting of five high-end whiskies (up to 21 years old).  The fifth whiskey is experienced with a very unique food pairing.


$185 VIP Tasting

For 6 to 10 people max. Includes five rare whiskies. We call these “collectables” because they are very exclusive, almost impossible to find, and come highly rated.

common space brewery virtual beer tasting

Virtual Craft Beer Experience

Common Space Brewery

From $120/shipment (+$20 for shipments outside CA)

8 beers, a pint glass, hop & malt samples & virtual tasting. 8 shipment minimum.

Common space beer shipment full of brightly designed cans

$120 Craft Beer Package

  • 8 beers
  • pint glass
  • hop & malt samples
  • virtual tasting


Additional $20 for nationwide shipping. Additional $200 host fee for Founder, CEO or Head Brewer to jump on the call.

SLO Brewery Virtual Craft Beer Tasting

Craft Beer Virtual Tasting

SLO Brew

From $60/shipment (+$50 for shipments outside CA)

Includes 6 pack, the virtual tasting, & shipping. 10 shipment minimum.

SLO Brew opened its doors in 1988 and has remained one of California’s longest standing brew pubs. Their handcrafted micro brews, quality dining, and world-class entertainment has made SLO Brew a pivotal component of the Central Coast.

For an additional $500 your virtual tasting can be hosted by SLO Brew's owner Rodney Cegelski.

Craft Beer Virtual Tasting Packages


6 Pack Tasting

$60/shipment (+$50 for shipments outside CA)

Includes (6) 16oz Beer, the virtual tasting, & shipping


12 Pack Tasting

$80/shipment (+$50 for shipments outside CA)

Includes (12) 16oz Beers, the virtual tasting, & shipping


Craft Whiskey Virtual Tasting

Rod & Hammer's SLO Stills

From $100/shipment* (+$50 for shipments outside CA)

Includes three (100ml) tasters, the virtual tasting, & shipping. 10 shipment minimum.

Craft Whiskey Virtual Tasting Package

$100/shipment

Includes 3 (100 ml) tasters, the virtual tasting, & shipping within CA


Each of their handcrafted spirits are Cut With The Pacific, to capture the soul and essence of the waters that united us. For an additional $500 your virtual tasting can be hosted by owner Rodney Cegelski.

Premium Canned Wine Virtual Tasting

Porch Pounder

From $80/Shipment (+$50 for shipments outside CA)

Includes 4 Cans, the virtual tasting, & shipping. 10 shipment minimum.

Canned Wine Tasting Kit

Porch Pounder brings a portfolio of premium vinted wines from single appellation vineyards together with convenient and sustainable packaging. Wine can now enhance experiences that don’t lend to glass and corkscrew so you can #FindYourPorch at home, at the beach, the golf course, or anywhere you’d like.


Premium Canned Wine Shipment

$80/Shipment

Includes 4 (375ml) wine cans, the virtual tasting, & shipping


Premium Canned Wine & Craft Beer Shipment

$100/Shipment

Includes 4 (375ml) wine cans, 6 (16 oz) beers, the virtual tasting, & shipping


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Olive Oil/Balsamic Tasting

From $125/shipment

Two 200ML olive oil bottles and two 200ML Balsamic bottles. 10 shipment minimum.

Learn how to differentiate olive oil, how it is produced, and how the flavor profile changes based on where it is made in the world. This is a fun and tasty experience that includes the materials as well as shipping costs. For an additional $70 you can add cheese pairing a cheese pairing to this experience.

Details

  • Materials sent in advance
  • Instructor leads entire event
  • Time to connect with fellow colleagues
  • Interactive Q & A
  • Client appreciation or team building fun through socializing and/or competition
  • Information packet

Addons

  • A bottle of wine -
    from $50/shipment
  • Apron with logo -
    from $29/shipment
  • Glassware with logo -
    from $25/shipment

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Yoga and unWINEd Virtual Experience

From $35/participant + $79 for instructor

Yoga mat and wine add-ons available. 10 person minimum.

Get your stretch on and have fun with your team/clients while a professional yoga instructor leads you through a class of the basic yoga fundamentals. This can be customized based on the experience of the group.

Paul Virant Cooking Experience

Online Cooking Experience (Chefinar)

Chef Paul Virant

From $175/shipment

Includes ingredients, instruction, and shipping. 15 shipment minimum.

Select from a number of gourmet option that you and your team will learn how to cook. All ingredients will be sent to participants' doors and the chef will walk you through creating the ultimate dining experience. Options include a charcuterie board experience, pasta making experience, pizza making experience, and more. Prices start at $175/shipment and vary depending on ingredients and experience.

Meals can be customized to your taste.

Chef Paul Virant

Paul Virant is the executive chef/owner of Vie, his flagship restaurant in Western Springs, Illinois; Vistro, a neighborhood bistro in nearby Hinsdale; and Gaijin, the first dedicated okonomiyaki restaurant in Chicago. The Preservation Kitchen, Virant's canning manual and cookbook, combines the technical aspects of canning with a chef's expertise on flavor. More at paulvirant.com


$175 Pizza experience


$250 Charcuterie board package

Serves up to 4 people


$250 Handmade pasta experience

All ingredients are sourced from Napa Valley


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Baking Experience

From $125/shipment

Includes ingredients, instruction, and shipping. 10 shipment minimum.

Learn to bake from pastry proprietors or who studied from the Cordon Blue in Paris.

Details

  • Materials sent in advance
  • Instructor leads entire event
  • Time to connect with fellow colleagues
  • Interactive Q & A
  • Client appreciation or team building fun through socializing and/or competition
  • Information packet

Addons

  • A bottle of wine -
    from $50/shipment
  • Apron with logo -
    from $29/shipment
  • Glassware with logo -
    from $25/shipment
Virtual Mixology Experience

Virtual Mixology Experience

From $125/shipment

 Includes a cocktail kit, two (50 ml) bottles, and shipping. 10 shipment minimum.

In this virtual mixology experience you'll learn how to craft the perfect cocktail. It is led by expert bartenders who will share their cocktail secrets and show you how to balance flavors in a glass. Get ready to shake and share some great times with your group. With this experience Alcohol is completely optional if you wish to craft some mocktails.

You can also add a full spirit bottle for from $39/per shipment  (plus shipping).

Details

  • Materials sent in advance
  • Instructor leads entire event
  • Time to connect with fellow colleagues
  • Interactive Q & A
  • Client appreciation or team building fun through socializing and/or competition
  • Information packet

Addons

  • A bottle of wine -
    from $50/shipment
  • Apron with logo -
    from $29/shipment
  • Glassware with logo -
    from $25/shipment
close up of red table

Paint and Sip Experience

From $125/shipment

Includes painting kit, easel, apron, canvas, a bottle of wine, the instruction, and shipping. 10 shipment minimum.

Get creative while enjoying some wine with this interactive painting experience. Learn basic techniques and connect online in this fun group activity.

Details

  • Materials sent in advance
  • Instructor leads entire event
  • Time to connect with fellow colleagues
  • Interactive Q & A
  • Client appreciation or team building fun through socializing and/or competition
  • Information packet

Addons

  • A bottle of wine -
    from $50/shipment
  • Apron with logo -
    from $29/shipment
  • Glassware with logo -
    from $25/shipment

With all of our virtual tasting packages you can add on food shipments as a pairing or as an option for non-drinkers. We can customize them to perfectly complement our experiences and we can account for any dietary restrictions. Below are a few examples of our base packages. Please note, thes shipments are examples only and contents change depending on availability.

Hand-selected add-ons & non-alcoholic shipments

$50 Salami Shipment

  • 1.5 Oz Sliced Genoa salami
  • Wisconsin Cheddar
  • Water Crackers
  • Chocolate Dusted Truffles
  • Hickory Smoked Almonds

$50 Salmon Shipment

  • 2 Oz Alaska Smokehouse Wild Salmon
  • Parmesan Crisps
  • Olove Garlic & Basil Olives
  • Roasted Sea Salt Almonds
  • Deep River Kettle Chips
  • Chocolate Dusted Truffles

$60 Salami Shipment

  • 8 Oz Volpi Sopressata Salami
  • Wisconsin Cheddar
  • Water Crackers
  • 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate
  • Orchard Valley Fruit & Nut Mix
  • Olove Basil & Garlic Olives
  • Smoked Almonds
  • Deep River Sea Salt Kettle Chips

$60 Salmon Shipment

  • 2 Oz Alaska Smokehouse Wild
  • Salmon
  • Wisconsin Cheddar
  • Water Crackers
  • 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Baton
  • Orchard Valley Fruit & Nut Mix
  • Olove Basil & Garlic Olives
  • Smoked Almonds
  • Deep River Sea Salt Kettle chips

$75 Salami Shipment

  • 8 Oz Volpi Sopressata Salami
  • Vella Daisy Cheddar (Sonoma)
  • Water Crackers
  • 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Baton
  • Orchard Valley Fruit & Nut Mix
  • Olove Basil & Garlic Olives
  • Smoked Almonds
  • Deep River Sea Salt Kettle chips
  • Judy’s Sunflower Seed Love Sticks
  • Deep River Sea Salt Kettle Chips

$75 Salmon Shipment

  • 2 Oz Alaska Smokehouse Wild
  • Salmon
  • Vella Daisy Cheddar (Sonoma )
  • Water Crackers
  • 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Baton
  • Orchard Valley Fruit & Nut Mix
  • Olove Basil & Garlic Olives
  • Smoked Almonds
  • Deep River Sea Salt Kettle chips
  • Judy’s Sunflower Seed Love Sticks
  • Deep River Sea Salt Kettle Chips

Custom Breakfast Shipments

Customized breakfast shipments start at $100. Ingredients can be adjusted to match your budget and dietary restrictions. Contents can include

  • World Famous English Muffins
  • Cream cheese produced by local Napa company
  • Toasted/ 12 oz Sumatra blend coffee from Napa Valley Roasting Company
  • Local jams & jellies
  • Skyhill Honey sourced locally in Napa
  • Alaska Smokehouse Smoked Salmon/ Capers

A giant holiday gift basket for virtual team party

Custom Food Shipments

Customized your own food shipment starting at $100. Ingredients can be adjusted to match your budget and dietary restrictions. Contents can include

  • Cured meats
  • Crackers
  • Chocolates
  • Olives
  • Snacks
  • Specialty packaging
  • Printed/branded inserts

$55 Mocktail Kit

The contents vary depending on availability, but here is what our base packages generally contain. These can be customized as needed.

  • 2 different Shrubs
  • Honey
  • Garnish
  • 4 soda waters
  • Recipe card

$75 Mocktail Kit

The contents vary depending on availability, but here is what our base packages generally contain. These can be customized as needed.

  • 2 oz of pomegranate shrub
  • 2 oz local honey bear
  • 2 fever tree soda waters
  • Recipe card and a garnish of dehydrated fruit
  • Sliced salami
  • Wisconsin cheddar and crackers

If you're interested, just let us know how many you'll need and any dietary requirements when it comes time to book your tasting!


Frequently Asked Questions

How does your pricing work?

All of our prices are listed as special group rates per shipment. This means you're already guaranteed a competitive rate with the prices listed. These rates are for the standard package listed in the description; however if you would like to add additional items or customize your order the price will go up from there.

I have non-drinkers in my group do you have options for them?

Yes! We can curate custom food packages to match the price of your other tasting shipments.

What sets your Virtual Tastings apart from all the rest?

We've vetted all of our partners to make sure you are getting the best virtual tasting experience.

How long do your Virtual Tastings last?

The virtual tasting will last about an hour. This depends on the group, their questions, and interaction. If there is a strict time frame that is needed that's something we can coordinate beforehand. We also leave our virtual tasting link open after the tasting is done so that attendees can continue with a virtual happy hour type setting once the tasting is over.

Am I able to customize my shipment?

Yes! We are all about accommodating your needs. If you would like to add a custom print material, promo items, food pairings, or anythings else, just let us know. Most items can be added free of charge if you're able to ship it directly to the winery. Otherwise we're happy to help source additional items for you.

What platform do you use to host your virtual tastings?

We use Zoom for all our tastings. If you are at an organization that prefers a different platform you're more than welcome to set up a meeting link that our virtual tasting hosts can jump on.

How does billing work?

Participants can be billed individually or it can be processed as one full invoice. It's up to you. All payments are made directly with the wineries.

How does shipping work?

You will need to provide a list of all the shipping addresses for us to send the shipments. If you would like help with this we can put together a google form and send it to your participants on your behalf.

What is the recommended lead time for a virtual tasting?

For east coast shipments we like to allow 14 days and west coast shipments 10 days from the day payment is confirmed. If you need something quicker we can arrange for expedited shipping or recommend other options that might be available.


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