As the confinement continues, many of us have turned online to seek out new, fun and exciting experiences.
Sharing a bottle of wine with your friends – once regarded as a simple pleasure, but now near-impossible (albeit, slightly easier now: in a park, two metres apart) – is one of the things we miss most.
And now the wine world has the answer! With many wineries moving tastings and experiences online, the possibility to share a virtual bottle with friends has never been easier.
There are a huge number of brands making a pivot to online events and there’s something out there for everyone! We’ve selected two of our favourite online experiences for you to try at home – book onto them now and let us know what you think.
Virtual three-week wine course with Emma Dawson MW
Organised by Help 4 Hospitality, this is the opportunity to buy your way into an exclusive wine experience with Emma Dawson, Berkmann Wine Cellar’s senior wine buyer and one of only 394 Masters of Wine in the world.
By purchasing this case of wines, you’ll automatically be enrolled into a three-week virtual wine tsting club, running every Wednesday from 24th June at 8pm.
Each week, Emma will guide you through a pair of wines that are selected to showcase a theme; the hour-long session will be fun and informative with plenty of interaction from participants, plus a food and wine matching demonstration to fit the wines of the night.
Details on their website
Time: 24th June, 20:00 BST until 8th July.
Notes: the deadline for this experience is 17th June – so get your orders in quick!
Château de Pommard Online Wine Experience
Organised by the incomparable Château de Pommard, experience La Route des Grand Crus, in either French or English.
In this experience, you’ll travel along La Route des Grand Crus, one of the world’s most famous wine roads to discover what makes Burgundy the envy of the wine world. Learn how Burgundy’s star grape varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, express themselves across Burgundy’s rich maze of villages and terriors – all while tasting a selection of our 2018 Famille Carabello-Baum cuvées.
Available to book online