An updated calendar of online wine events

Online wine get-togethers are flourishing, as people move their social life online. If you're running an online wine event, please tell us - and here are the ones we already know about.

Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash
Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

As more wine lovers and member of the trade go into lockdown, it’s incredibly important that people keep talking to each other. Isolation and house arrest are bad for mental health; connecting with other people can keep everyone grounded.

Below is a list of online wine-related events that anybody can join. This list will be regularly updated.

If you are running an online wine tasting, get-together or educational webinar, please let us know via carter@meininger.de

We need to know:

1.    What type of event it is;
2.    When it’s happening – please give the time zone;
3.    Who can join;
4.    What language you will be using;
5.    Whether people need to buy anything and, if so, where they can buy it.

If the tasting requires specific wines, please ensure they are wines that are widely available. Please note we are not listing commercial events that people have to pay to join.

Finally, please don’t ask us to click on links to find the information. Just put it all into one, handy email.

WINE EVENTS

Time Zone: Europe/UK

Bamboozled Quiz Night

Rebecca Gibb MW, creator of the Bamboozled range of jigsaw puzzles, is running a quiz night, with topics centred around wine and spirits. To join in, pour yourself a glass, and grab a pen and paper. The evening lasts for about 45 minutes and there are wine and whisky themed puzzles to be won.

Date:        Monday, 6 April 2020
Time:        20:00 GMT/21:00 CET
Where:     https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6953455244
                 Meeting ID: 695 345 5244
Language:English

WinesOfItaly LiveStream

Katarina Andersson of grapevineadventures has a live stream where she interviews an Italian producer or winemaker. It’s an interactive session, so anybody can jump in and ask a question.

When:        Tuesdays
Time:          21:00 CET/20:00 GMT
Where:       Facebook - @WinesOfItalyLS
                   Twitter - @WinesOfItalyLS
Language:  English

English sparkling wine

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW wants more people trying English sparkling wine. Grab a bottle (any English sparkling wine is fine) and bring it along. If you’re in the UK and want to try Justin’s own Hart of Gold, it’s available at https://www.domaineofthebee.com/products/16002-hart-of-gold-2013/ and you can use the code INEEDWINE2020 for free delivery.

When:       3 April 2020
Time:        19:00 GMT/ 20:00 CET
Where:      https://zoom.us/j/235432185
                  Meeting ID: 235 432 185
Language: English

Quaravino Dinner Dates

Faye Cardwell, based in Germany, will be hosting six online dinners with Italian winemakers, over Zoom. The wines can be bought from the recommended supplier and shipped across the EU so that everyone will be drinking the same wines while the winemaker talks about the region and the wines. Registration gets you access to as many of the six dinners as you fancy joining.Everyone will receive tips on what to prepare for dinner and will be encouraged to share their best wine and food pairings on the live chat. 

When:                Wednesdays and Saturdays until 15 April 2020
Time:                  20:00pm CET/19:00 GMT
Language:          English
Full details:         https://www.tickettailor.com/events/fayecardwellwineevents/362534

Online orange wine tasting

Hosted by Sean Evans from Geordie Wine Guide and Simon Woolf. All you have to do to participate open a bottle of skin contact wine and visit Simon’s Instagram account. Click on the “live” icon.

Guests will include luminaries of the orange wine world. The tasting will be done using a split screen, to ensure interaction between participants and guests.

When:               Sundays
Time:                17:00 CET/16:00 GMT
Bring:                Bottle of orange wine
Language:        English

#ukwinehour

Founded by Sorcha Holloway, #ukwinehour is a long-running Twitter institution, giving wine lovers a place to have an in-depth discussion. Topics change weekly and Sorcha often invites interesting guests to answer participants' questions.

When:               Every Thursday
Time:                19:00 to 20:00 GMT/20:00 to 21:00 CET
Language:        English
Details:             Just follow along using the #ukwinehour hashtag and jump right in.

Encounter with 15 Italian wine producers

#storiedvino is a virtual wine fair that brings together 15 Italian producers, from some of the most significant wineries in Italian, to discuss their craft. After they introduce their new vintages, they will be happy to chat and answer questions. Producers include Ornellaia, Ricasoli, San Leonardo and many others.

Monday, 6 April: Ricasoli 1141 (IG 3pm), Tenuta di Ghizzano (FB 4pm), Pio Cesare 1881 (IG 6pm);
Tuesday, 7 April: Azienda Vitivinicola Passopisciaro (FB 4pm); Conte Vistarino (IG 4.30pm); San Leonardo (IG 5pm)
Wednesday, 8 April: Tenuta di Trinoro (4pm on Instagram under “passopisciaro_trinoro”); Tenute Silvio Nardi (FB 4.30pm); Castello di Querceto (FB 5pm); Fattoria Le Pupille (IG 5.30pm)
Thursday, 9 April: Ornellaia (FB 3pm); Antico Podere Gagliole (IG 3.30pm); Alliance Vinum (FB 4pm); Giodo (IG 4.30pm); Luce della Vite (IG 5pm)

Where:          Facebook and Instagram
When:           6 to 9 April 2020
Time Zone:   CET
Language:    English

 

Time Zone: United States

Vineyard Chats

Join sommelier and writer Jeff Harding on his Instagram LIVE channel Monday to Friday as he interviews winemakers in their vineyards, providing the homebound with some virtual sunshine and a peek at the source of the wine we’re drinking in virtual happy hours. Participants can ask questions and post comments during the livestream, or send questions ahead of time through Instagram DM. Videos will be posted on YouTube in days following the live interview. 

When:         Monday through Friday
Time:          10:00 EST
Where:        https://www.instagram.com/jeffharding/
Language:   English

 

Disgorged tastings

Join sommelier and writer Zach Geballe at his YouTube channel on Wednesdays and Saturdays as he explores different regions and wine themes. Upcoming themes include Provencal rosé, Oregon Pinot Noir and Barbaresco. Participants can ask questions and post comments during the livestream, or send questions ahead of time through Facebook.

When:       Wednesdays and Saturdays
Time:        17:30 PT/20:30 EST
Where:      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8VfEchoCmrT-VQSHQrVwPg
Language: English

Twitter tastings by #winestudio

Every Tuesday night, type #winestudio into Twitter and taste and discuss along with the relevant wine makers. In April the featured wines will be from Bodega San Valero.

When:               Ongoing, on Tuesday nights.
Time:                 21:00-22:00 EST
Bring:                Relevant wines
Language:         English
Details:              https://winestudiotina.weebly.com/about.html

 

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