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.
By Sarah Hoffman
March 02, 2021
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:
Wines: A Maker mixed pack which includes a selection of our latest premium wine releases. Chill your non-red wines before tasting, and have red wines at room temp or slightly chilled if you prefer.
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.
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!
Questions? Email us at [email protected]
2020 Chenin Blanc by Colleen Sullivan
We recommend starting with the Maker Chenin Blanc - it's a lively, zesty, elegant white wine.
Alyssa Taylor, our resident sommelier, leads an at-home tasting of the Chenin Blanc by Rev Wines in downtown Sacramento. Visit makerwine.com/tastings to learn more.
Winery: Revolution Wines
Region: Clarksburg AVA
Vineyard: Wilson Vineyards
Tasting Notes: Lemon, jasmine, white peach
Food Pairings: Oysters, spicy Thai, goat cheese
Sparkling Rosé by Chris Christensen
Next up, cleanse your palate with the electric pink but bone dry Sparkling Rosé by Chris Christensen of Bodkin Wines.
Alyssa Taylor, our resident sommelier, leads an at-home tasting of the Sparkling Rosé by Bodkin Wines in Sonoma. Visit makerwine.com/tastings to learn more.
Winery: Bodkin Wines
Region: North Coast AVA
Tasting Notes: Citrus, strawberry, raspberry
Food Pairings: Goat cheese, a tangy salad, al pastor tacos
2019 Cabernet Pfeffer by Nicole Walsh
As a fitting finale, enjoy the one-of-a-kind Cabernet Pfeffer by Nicole Walsh at Ser winery.
Alyssa Taylor, our resident sommelier, leads an at-home tasting of the Cabernet Pfeffer by Ser Winery in downtown Sacramento. Visit makerwine.com/tastings to learn more.
Winery: Ser Winery
Region: Cienega Valley AVA
Vineyard: Wirz Vineyard
Tasting Notes: Cranberry, pomegranate, white pepper
Food Pairings: Charcuterie, barbecue, feta salad, rigatoni with tomato
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 [email protected]
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