Choosing a unique theme for your WTSO virtual wine tasting can make it a fun and memorable experience for everyone involved! Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just looking for a fun activity to do with friends and family, there are plenty of creative themes to choose from that will take your virtual tasting to the next level. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most unique and classic themes for virtual wine tastings that are sure to impress your guests.
Classic Wine Tastings
1. Varietal from Around the World
Featuring wines of the same grape varietal from different wine regions of the globe, this virtual tasting theme allows participants to compare and contrast the unique characteristics and flavors of identical wine types grown in different locations. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the impact of terroir. This includes climate, soil, and crafting techniques on the final product, which is an excellent way to discover new favorites and deepen your appreciation for the art of winemaking.
2. Old World vs New World
Try comparing wines from traditional European producers to those from newer wine regions like California or Australia. Tasting and comparing the differences in flavor, aroma, and style can be a unique way to explore the diversity of wine regions and learn about the various grape varieties and their history.
3. Vintage Verticals
A wine tasting comparing a vertical of wines over a span of several vintages can be a fun and educational experience for wine enthusiasts. A wine vintage refers to the year when the grapes were harvested. By comparing multiple vintages of the same wine, one can observe how different weather conditions and winemaking techniques can affect the taste of the wine.
Contemporary Wine Tastings
4. Sustainable Sips
Hosting a sustainable wine tasting and highlighting organic, biodynamic, and sustainably farmed wines can introduce guests to new and exciting producers while promoting eco-friendly and socially responsible practices in the wine industry. Sustainable wines are made with environmentally-friendly practices, such as organic and biodynamic farming methods, which can enhance the taste of the wine. Organic wine is made from grapes grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, while biodynamic wine is made through a holistic approach that considers the vineyard as a whole ecosystem. These practices not only benefit the environment, but also produce high-quality wines with unique flavors.
5. Women in Wine
A wine tasting showcasing wines produced by female winemakers and winery owners would be a fun and unique experience. This theme provides an opportunity to discover and taste a diverse range of high-quality wines produced by women who have made significant contributions to the wine industry. It would offer a chance to learn about the stories and experiences of these women, and gain a deeper appreciation for the art and science of winemaking.
6. Blind Tasting Challenge
Test your participants’ palates by having them identify wines without knowing the varietals or regions! Not only does this online wine tasting offer the opportunity to taste and explore different types of wines, but it also adds an element of competition and entertainment to the experience. Without the labels, wine connoisseurs rely solely on their taste buds and sense of smell to identify the wine.
Food & Wine Pairings
Try new wines while expanding your palate!
7. Bubbles & Brunch
Pairing sparkling wines like Champagne or Prosecco with classic brunch dishes
8. Wine & Cheese Pairing
Exploring the perfect pairings of wine and cheese
9. Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Mix and matching wines with different types of chocolate
Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or just a beginner, WTSO virtual wine tasting events are for you! These wine events are great with friends, families, and colleagues, making them perfect for a night in, a birthday party, and more. We’re happy to customize your virtual wine tasting party with curated food pairing suggestions and make it an unbeatable experience. Just contact us at WTSO.com for more information!