TASTINGS AND WINE EXPERIENCES
our sommelier-curated wine experiences
PERSONALIZED WINE TASTING AT YOUR PRIVATE EVENT
Executives, clients and your dearest friends will enjoy learning about and tasting our sommelier-curated wines. We deliver hands-on wine education to engage every individual in your group. Our sommelier-curated experiences combine business with pleasure, inspiring all participants with the beauty of fine wine.
Our personalized wine tasting is a perfect addition to your COCKTAIL PARTY, CORPORATE EVENT, FUNDRAISER, BIRTHDAY PARTY, BRIDAL SHOWER, BACHELORETTE PARTY, STAFF RETREAT or HOLIDAY PARTY.
All of our wine tastings include an explanation of the 5 S's of wine tasting: see - swirl - sip - sniff - savor as well as a hands-on experience with an aroma kit to help refine the wine palate of all participants.
Topics can cover any segment of the wine world. Here are a few popular topics:
Organic, Bio-Dynamic and Sustainable Wines
Regional Focus (the wines of Paso Robles, Priorat, Spain, Montalcino, Italy, etc.)
Old World vs New World (side-by-side tasting of the same grape, produced differently - Napa Cabernet & Bordeaux, etc.)
Vertical Tasting (tasting multiple vintages of the same winemaker and same wine)
PERSONAL WINE SHOPPING
Let us guide you in your curiosity about wine! Cinagro Wine Experience can help FILL YOUR WINE CELLAR or wine fridge with complex, unique, interesting and value-driven wines to share with your family and friends!
Our sommelier-curated personal wine shopping service includes a complete analysis of your wine profile and identification of wines that are available locally and direct through wineries. Included in this service is complimentary cellar/fridge organization service.
SOMMELIER-GUIDED TASTING STATION AT YOUR RECEPTION
Add a sommelier-guided tasting station to your reception or party!
Our sommelier offers multiple wines at a tasting station positioned within your venue, entertaining small groups with information about the wines, as well as pairing suggestions. Sommelier-guided wine stations are a big hit at parties of 25+ people. Enhance a tasting station with a sampling of cheese, chocolate, beer or bourbon - the options are limitless!
TEAM BUILDING WINE EXPERIENCE
Our team building experiences can amplify the professional development goals for your team. Our two most popular team building experiences:
WINE BLENDING WORKSHOP: After a brief tasting experience with several classical wines, small groups break-out to experiment with their own blending, and will present their wine, including a creative blend name and team philosophy. The entire group will experience a blind tasting of the new blends and vote for their favorite. The members of the winning team will all receive a prize.
BLIND TASTING COMPETITION
Our sommelier introduces a curated menu of wines to all participants. Hints are given for identifying some of the wines, and the groups have to come to agree on the proper order of the wines in front them. Prizes are awarded for results and approach.
MEET OUR SOMMELIER
Helping people learn about and experience fine wine is Samara's passionate purpose. Her love for wine began when she found a 40-year old crawling vine of Zinfandel in her backyard when she was in college. Samara brought the grapes to the viticulture department at her university and the rest is history.
She has worked as a bartender and sommelier in many restaurants, however, she has spent the majority of her career as a business strategist, while moonlighting with wine education. Samara is a Certified Sommelier and received her certification in 1999.
You can often find Samara sipping on a Pet Nat, Red Burgundy, Muscadet or a Brunello.
She lives in Atlanta (by way of NYC and Southern California) with her husband and two children.
“Every empty bottle is filled with stories.”
We would love to create a one-of-a-kind, sommelier-curated wine experience for you!