WINE TASTINGS AT THE OFFICE OR HOST HOTEL

Looking for that extraordinary experience to boost staff moral? Try a curated wine tasting as the perfect icebreaker!

Choose from one of our themes or we’ll design one around whatever tickles your fancy, just for you!

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What it includes

  • an initial discussion with you
  • this can be held at your office or we'll work with your host hotel to coordinate the perfect setting that fits your schedule
  • an experienced sommelier curates a wine experience for you and your staff and co-workers
  • wines will be decanted and ready for the start of the tasting
  • the night begins with a lesson on the art of mindful drinking; also known as wine tasting like a pro!
  • then we journey through wine regions around the world
  • we follow up with a survey to get your feedback on the experience
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What you do

  • Step 1: select a theme below and choose between standard or premium pricing
  • Step 2: choose a location, date and time. Tell us who your host hotel is, the name of a contact person there, and we'll coordinate with them for you.
  • Step 3: Click on a 'Book Now' button to request your date and theme. We'll work behind the scenes to coordinate with your host hotel.
  • invite staff and coworkers
  • get ready for a fun night!
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What it includes

  • selection of 8 wines built around a theme
  • wine tasting sheets
  • wine list with space for your notes
  • pens
  • slide show presentation

What it does not include

  • hotel room rental charge including tables and chairs
  • wine glass rentals, water glasses
  • fees for renting presentation equipment if necessary
  • don't worry, we'll coordinate with you and your host hotel to bring you the final pricing in advance

Step 1

Choose a theme
Choose a theme and then choose if you would like a standard selection of wine or a premium selection

Step 2

Choose the location, date and time.
We offer tastings in locations near Whistler, Squamish, Vancouver, and Victoria Canada.

Step 3

Click 'Book Now' to fill out our form

Booking

Clicking on the 'Book Now' button will pull out a form where you can request a date or ask questions. You can see answers to frequent questions at the bottom of this page.

Step 4

Payment

Payment

After we confirm themes, dates and number of guests, it's time to pay. We accept paypal. Payments must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the event

Step 5

Invite co-workers and staff

Invitations!

Invite up to 19 people. Or, invite more and I'll just charge more for the extra wine.

Step 1: Choose a Theme

Click on the arrows < or > to see all wine themes. Choose from our standard wine selection or a premium wine selection.

With Love From Argentina
Few grapes are as indelibly connected to a place as Malbec is to Argentina. Yet, you may be surprised to learn that Malbec is a Bordeaux variety from France, having travelled to Argentina in the 1850's. Tango with Malbec and we'll dance all the way from the north of the country where the highest altitude vineyards in the world rise to 3000 feet; to the historic center of Mendoza below the Andes Mountains; to Patagonia, the explorer's paradise in the south. But be prepared; Malbec isn't the only dance partner you'll meet! Standard Selection at $1300; Premium Selection at $1600 for 19 people
Wines from Old Vines
If left to their own devices, grape vines can live much longer than humans. And athough it is true that old vines can't produce as many grapes as they can in their virile youth, certainly their juice gets more concentrated as the vines age. It's a tough econonmic choice for producers to hold onto their old vines. Come explore the complexities of wines that pack more punch with every drop in Wines from Old Vines! Standard Selection begins at $1600; premium selection starts at $1800 for 19 people
The Great Grapes of Italy
Boasting over 500 native varieties, most of us have only splashed the surface of great Italian grapes. We'll taste some great wines that you already know and then we'll dive deeper into discovering wines you've never seen before.   Standard pricing begins at $1500 for 19 people; premium pricing starts at $1700
British Columbia - The Final Frontier
If you are visiting, you may not know that British Columbia makes exquisite wines. Why can't you find this gorgeous juice anywhere else? It's quite simple really; we drink it all here! British Columbia sits at the 50th parallel, just teetering over the edge of where viticulture is possible. Join us for an evening of discovery to learn about the icons of the industry and why these trailblazers don't stray from walking that fine line between madness and genius! Standard selection begins at $1400; premium selection starts at $1800 for 19 people
K Syrah, Shiraz!
This seminar is a serious look at Syrah or Shiraz around the world. We'll visit it's homeland of the Rhône Valley in France, stop in next door to the Okanagan Valley and Washington State before journeying to where Syrah has risen to SuperStar status in Australia!   Pricing starts at $1500 for 19 people; premium pricing starts at $1900
Lords of the Dirt - Pinot Noir
The best wines are made in the vineyard and Pinot Noir is the perfect example of this. It's finicky but if you coax it with gentle love and respect it's boundaries, you may just end up with a great wine. Handle it with a heavy hand or give it too much oak, and it's alluring perfume is lost forever. Come see what the fuss is about in Dirt, Rocks and Mushrooms! Standard Pricing at $1600; premium pricing begins at $1900 for 19 people

Step 2 Pick a date, time and location. If this will be at a hotel, have a catering contact person and phone number ready.

Step 3 Click on ‘Book Now’ and fill out the form to request your theme and dates. We will contact you soon!

Questions? Check out our FAQs at the bottom of the page or click on ‘Book Now’ to message Joanne with your query.

or create your own theme

Personalized Wine Tastings

Perhaps you would like to open special wines that you’ve been keeping for a long time. Or maybe, you would like to have a theme built around a holiday you’ve just come back from. Either way, Sommwine would love to make that happen for you
The Presenter
Joanne DiGeso, founder of Sommwine

I have 18 years experience in some of the best restaurants in Western Canada. Please see my ‘about’ section in the header of my website to learn more about me!

Joanne DiGeso, certified WSET educator, wine presenter and judge

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Life’s too short to drink bad wine. Book your wine experience today!

Frequently asked questions...

Yes, of course you may invite more than 19 people. There will be an extra charge for this as we will require more bottles of wine. Please choose a theme and fill out the number of people you intend to host.  This way I can send you a quote for the adjusted price.

As we cannot predict which wine may be corked or off, we will have to just do without. Fortunately, this rarely happens.

During discussions, you are free to make as many changes to the event plan as you see fit. However, payment is due 2 weeks before the event. At that time, no more changes will be allowed.

Payment is due in full 2 weeks before the event.

If payment is not made in full 11 days prior to the event, it will be cancelled.

We know how busy things can get! So we’ll send you a reminder before the due date so this doesn’t happen.

I’d like to invite my friends for a personalized wine tasting!