Red White & Cru
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Fun & Educational Wine Tastings for Any Occassion

A wine tasting is a wonderful way for friends, coworkers or organizations to connect, laugh, and learn something new. They also make for magical customer prospecting or customer appreciation relationship building events. WSET Level certified 3 wine educator Erik Johnson can help you select the right format for your tasting and ensure the event is one your guests will remember.

Learn More About the Benefits of Hosting a Wine Tasting

Types of Tasings

Wine tastings make for the perfect event for so many different situations.  

Wine Tastings for Customers and Prospects

Successful businesses today know how to build and nurture relationships. Few things facilitate relationship-building as well as sharing a glass of wine.

Wine Tastings for
Team Building

For groups or teams working together in a company, organization, association or charity, team-building can be a way to connect and build trust.

Wine Tastings With Friends and Family

Hosting a wine tasting night is a lively and unique way to learn something new and spend valuable time together, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Schedule a Wine Tasting

Whether you are ready to schedule your tasting or have a few questions about whether a wine tasting is right for you, send us a quick note and we will be delighted to answer within 24 hours

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Erik Johnson

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Consumer Wine Tips
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The Resurgence of the Local Winery

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