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Wine Tasting Events

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Experiences

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DON'T BE BORING

It's not enough just to have a meeting anymore.

Remind your team why they chose the company they work for by putting 'fun' back into the word 'function'. 

"So. . .have you ever gone to that company networking event and just felt like something was missing? Or perhaps you have planned a team building exercise that just flopped - completely missing the ultimate goal?  I have been to many of those events and have vowed to never torture my clients and their guests." - Lamar Engel

Wine bottle being dipped into red wax - showcasing a portion of the wine blending experience.

'BLENDED'

Wine Blending Experience

Unique, memorable & fun. Guided by one of our energetic and approachable sommeliers, teams go head to head to create a winning blend to be judged by a panel of tasters. Guests can bottle, cork, wax, and label their own wine to take home. 

- Recommended for group sizes 10 to 100 people 

- Offered as seated seminar style 

- Team Bonding & Morale Boosting

- Memorable Custom Takeaway

 

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Blind tasting experience showing different unknown wines set up for tasting

'BLINDED'

Wine Tasting Experience

Not your mom's blind tasting. This is a Non-Pretentious, Playful, Network friendly experience that uses a wider approach to a more fun way to deductively taste featuring your own palate memory!

We encourage a little 'cheating' allowing guests to ask questions to our non-stuffy and super charismatic sommeliers. Lock in a tasting ballot in hopes to win. 

- Recommended for group sizes 10 -  500 people

- Offered as a reception style networking experience 

- Team play opportunity available 

- Prizes for Top Tasters

Sparkling pink wine glasses with little sprigs of rosemary and raspberries floating in the glass

'POP & FIZZ'

A Champagne Experience

A unique celebratory experience that makes everyone smile and get bubbly. Our non- boring sommeliers deliver a whimsical approach to tasting some classic 'fizzies' with enriched storytelling, introducing nostalgic garnishes and flavor infusions. Experience the forgotten tales of why we say cheers' and where the Ancient Romans first coined the term 'toast' when raising a glass. Ever saber a bottle of Champagne? Want to try? Discover where this classic ceremony began and sip with us!

- Recommended for group sizes 10 -  500 people

- Offered as a reception style networking experience 

- Think Wine Tasting meets Mixology

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Sensory 

Wine Tasting Experience

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Intimate, friendly and one of our most sought after experiences. Our sommeliers will dive into an in-depth custom sensory wine experience featuring various levels of aromatic and flavor discovery.  Journey in your guided tasting through a series of  aromas being represented by individual components creating a parallel connection to the wines they correlate with. Also engage in a discovery of balance when guided through a series of flavor experiments that open up the dialogue of tannin and the relationship of wines with food. Both incredibly memorable and practical studies of wine for guests to enjoy.

- Recommended for group sizes 10 to 100 people 

- Offered as seated seminar style 

- Edutainment and insightful

- Practical Tips & Tricks from Sommeliers

 

Themed Wine Tasting
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Enjoy a NOT BORING Wine Tasting with a theme! This experience offers the guest a chance to taste or enjoy a glass of something familiar or something new.

 

Themes such as: ​

  •  95+ PT Tasting

  • Mountain Vs Valley Floor Wines

  •  Natural Wines

  •  Is Cab King?

  •  West of France, Just North of LA

  •  Port & Madeira

  •  Vertical Wine Challenge

  •  Price Point Tasting Challenge

- Recommended for group sizes 12 -  500 people 

- Offered as seated seminar style or     networking reception

 

Wine Paired Dinner 
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Intimate, friendly and one of our popular packages. Allow us to craft a wine pairing with each course of your meal featuring mouth watering selections of wine to enhance and balance in each bite. We thrive on taking your dinner to the next level. 

- Recommended for group sizes 12 -  250

- Works well with venue food & beverage programs

 

Something Different

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Enjoy the artisan craft of mixology taught by seasoned professionals that have shook and flung many a cocktail in Michelin Star restaurants and speakeasies. Learn about the origins of specific cocktails while interacting in a hands on mixology experience. From bourbon to vodka, amaro to vermouth and everything in between, guests will dive into the nuances of how to balance a great cocktail and finish with garnish. The ultimate entertainment package.

Recommended for:

- Group sizes 10 to 50 guests

- Offered as seated seminar style 

- Engaging Hands on and interactive

- Mock-tail option available! 

Wine Tasting Excursions
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Authentically local and exploratory. Curated unique winery experiences in wine country featuring hard-to-find, critically-acclaimed,  cult status, and delicious finds. 

Booking Tours in: ​

  •  Santa Barbara

  •  Napa

  •  Sonoma 

  •  Livermore 

  •  Temecula

  •  Eldorado & Amador

  •  Paso Robles

Recommended for:

- Small Groups  2 - 12 people

- Large Groups 13 - 100

- Works with preferred transportation vendors

Taste of Wine Country 
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Custom curated marketplace experience that drives the look, touch and feel of wine country. Vendors brought in from our long standing relationships.

Marketplace Experiential:

  •  Cheese

  •  Charcuterie & Salumeria

  •  Beer Tasting

  •  Baked Goods / Bakery

  •  Olive Oil Tasting 

  •  Oyster Shucking

  •  Honey Tasting

  • Spirits Tasting

  • Chocolates

  • Ice Cream

Recommended for:

- Large Groups 100 - 1000

"We used The Wine Militia for a sales incentive trip this year in Napa Valley - what an amazing job they did in presenting exciting and new activities for our guests to select from while they were in Napa.  Every detail was impeccable from the transportation to and from each activity down to the hand-picked menus by their sommeliers. In addition to the guests activities’ that were arranged, The Wine Militia hosted our team-building activity, Wine Boot Camp (Wine Blending, Blind Tasting, etc).  Each guest had a great time, learned about the art of wine blending from their super friendly team!"

Jen Sanders

Executive Meeting Planner

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