Virtual Wine Tasting Club
Have you always wanted to learn more about wine but don’t know where to begin?
Are you bored with the wines you know you like and looking to mix things up a little?
Do you need some help discovering what wines you’ll enjoy?
Then join our monthly Virtual Wine Tasting Club: like a book club, only with more wine and less homework! And just as with the best book clubs, you’ll get to enjoy some wines you already know you like, explore less familiar wines along the same themes, and occasionally discover a new wine you love that you never would have tried otherwise.
Guided Wine Tastings
Led by a WSET-certified wine guide, each live virtual tasting session will begin with an overview of the relevant wine regions, varietals, wine-making techniques and terminology. We’ll open the first two wines for a side-by-side tasting - discussing what we see, smell, and taste in these specific wines, as well as what you can expect of this wine style generally. We’ll look to the third wine for contrast (you can either open this third wine too or, if two half bottles are plenty for one session, take notes for another night) and then the fourth (optional premium add-on) as a special treat. Finally, we’ll open up the session so you can ask your questions and share your comments. Total time: one hour.
> Signed up for the season but can’t make a particular session? We’ll be making a recording available afterwards.
- Optional Premium Add-on
The premium add-on to the standard three-bottle tasting includes a fourth half bottle that's a high-end version of the theme's wines. For example, the premium option for our Chardonnay tasting is a Puligny-Montrachet - widely regarded to be the most perfect expression of the chardonnay grape. Tasting this wine as part of a broader Chardonnay event is a great way for you to see for yourself whether more expensive wines are worth it; and a half bottle is always a more cost effective way to enjoy a glass of something truly special.
This option also includes a premium-members-only virtual Q&A session with our WSET wine guide and halfwine.com's founder, Kevin. From wine travel and winery visits to running a wine tasting club, building your wine cellar to picking the "gimme" on wine list, wine terminology and pronounciations to the best food pairings... Anything you've ever wanted to ask a wine expert? Now's your chance!
Autumn 2021 Events
- September 8: Sauvignon Blanc
Compare French and New Zealand sauvignon blancs, then contrast with a sauvignon blanc-sémillon blend; optional premium tasting is a complex oaked wild-ferment sauvignon blanc from New Zealand.
- October 13: Chardonnay
Compare French and South African unoaked chardonnays, then contrast with an oaked version; optional premium tasting introduces a classic Puligny-Montrachet.
- November 10: Pinot Noir
Compare French and New Zealand pinot noirs, then enjoy the surprise of a 100% pinot English bubbly in a can; optional premium tasting adds an excellent Nuits-Saint-Georges.
- December 8: Cabernet Sauvignon
Compare French and South African cabernet-based bordeaux blends, then contrast with a 100% cabernet from Chile; optional premium tasting is an elegant Margaux.
One dozen half bottles of wine, with four live virtual tasting sessions: £165
Optional four half bottle premium add-on plus Founder’s Q&A session: £100
> Sign up by August 15 and you'll receive a free halfwine.com butler’s friend wine opener with your delivery.
Time-strapped or commitment-phobic? Try a single virtual tasting session including three half bottles of wine. More details on the sign-up page.
Ready To Join?
Please click here for more information and to sign up: Virtual Wine Tasting Club