All online events are done through zoom. You will receive the meeting code and password and all you have to do is log in.
There is no account necessary and it’s free to participate.
The event started with Maria talking about the more technical parts of wine tasting, including using all your senses.
She is very knowledgeable and guided us with clear instructions.Finally, it was time to taste the wine!
Maria walked us through the 5 S’s – as she calls them, see, swirl, smell, sip and spit/swallow.
You will notice immediately that Maria is she is not a stuffy sommelier full of airs. She creates a fun and friendly environment. She encourages everyone to share their thoughts on what they smell. You never feel silly for not smelling oak from the barrel or tasting a hint of pepper for example, meaning beginners are not put off.
Once we finished tasting wine from all three bottles Maria welcomed us to stay around to sip wine to continue our chat about wine – as we might if we’d been in a bar or café. This is not compulsory, but just a lovely continuation, if you’re up for it.