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Your Wine Tasting At Home Guide

Sit back, relax, and crack a can with your crew. Alyssa, a sommelier for Maker, will take you through a virtual at-home wine tasting.


While we’ve loved hosting wine tastings for your teams and groups, we’ve heard from many of you that you’d like to have access to wine tastings at home that you can access anytime, anywhere. So we asked our resident sommelier Alyssa Taylor to give a mini-version of her tasting that you can play on video in the comfort of your home!

What you’ll need:

  1. Wines: A Maker mixed pack which includes the Maker Sparkling Rose, the 2020 Chenin Blanc, and the one-of-a-kind 2019 Cabernet Pfeffer. Chill your non-red wines before tasting, and have red wines at room temp or slightly chilled if you prefer.
  2. A glass: We recommend drinking wines out of a glass if you are at-home for the best aromatics and overall tasting experience. If you’d prefer to drink out of the can, you do you.
  3. Pairings: We’ve listed cheese and food pairings below each wine. Feel free to give them a try if you’d like, or try your own!

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2020 Chenin Blanc by Colleen Sullivan

We recommend starting with the Maker Chenin Blanc – it’s a lively, zesty, elegant white wine.

Winery: Revolution Wines

Region: Clarksburg AVA

Vineyard: Wilson Vineyards

ABV: 11%

Tasting Notes: Lemon, jasmine, white peach

Food Pairings: Oysters, spicy Thai, goat cheese

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Sparkling Rose by Chris Christensen

Next up, cleanse your palate with the electric pink but bone dry Sparkling Rose by Chris Christensen of Bodkin Wines.

Winery: Bodkin Wines

Region: North Coast AVA

ABV: 11%

Tasting Notes: Citrus, strawberry, raspberry

Food Pairings: Goat cheese, a tangy salad, al pastor tacos

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2019 Cabernet Pfeffer by Nicole Walsh

As a fitting finale, enjoy the one-of-a-kind Cabernet Pfeffer by Nicole Walsh at Ser winery.

Winery: Ser Winery

Region: Cienega Valley AVA

Vineyard: Wirz Vineyard

ABV: 13%

Tasting Notes: Cranberry, pomegranate, white pepper

Food Pairings: Charcuterie, barbecue, feta salad, rigatoni with tomato

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And that’s it! You’re a wine tasting pro with a few new stories to tell. Any feedback on this wine tasting at home? Email us at

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