Private Events

Private Events


Looking to spice up that special occasion with a fabulously fun wine tasting? Or just want to learn more about wine in a comfortable, snob-free environment?  Whatever the occasion, Christina is the perfect gal to take you through the wonders of the wine world while making sure you have a cracking time in the process.

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Christina personalizes each and every event to individual needs. You can have the tasting in your home or venue of choice, you can decide whether you’d like a theme, a blind tasting, a quiz, it’s completely up to you!  All you have to do is sit back and sip!

Wine with Christina is perfect for:

  • Sophisticated Bachelorette/Bachelor parties!
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Shaking up a weekend with friends
  • Learning about wine in a personal and comfortable setting

Wine with Christina will provide:

  • A wine tasting format tailored to your needs
  • Expert, charismatic and always snob-free wine presentation
  • A selection of boutique wines mostly from artisan producers, rarely found in your average liquor store
  • Glassware
  • Tasting notes, wine lists, and other info sheets to take home
  • Optional extra: food platters (cheese, charcuterie, olives, almonds, bread, etc)

Cost:

Prices run per person (although can be fixed for larger group sizes) and vary according to event format chosen, wines, group size, etc. Contact Christina for a tailored quote.

*Note: Wine with Christina’s events generally run for two hours as she finds this to be just the right length for wine tasting, but of course this can be tailored to suit your needs.

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Tasting Formats:

Cocktail Hour:

The perfect way to start the night off.

Let Christina put together a selection of unique wines to be tasted alongside cheese and charcuterie platters (optional). Info sheets are provided, and Christina is on hand to pour and chat about each wine with guests personally. This option is perfect for allowing guests to socialize with minimal interruption but with plenty of delicious boutique wines and the opportunity for info if desired, with an expert always on hand.

The Wine Game:

Fast-paced, rip-roaring fun while learning a thing or two about wine in the process. Great for bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays, or nights in with friends.

This rapid-paced wine game splits your guests up into teams and involves tasting them through a series of wines “blind” as part of a quiz. They must guess the wines, answer various questions about the wine world, and sniff their way through some typical aromas found in wine. Rapidfire rounds and other challenges abound, and prizes are awarded to the winners. This option is spirited competition at its best. It requires no previous knowledge of wine, and it makes for a unique and very memorable party.

Themed Tastings:

Perfect for learning about wine in the comfort of your own home or choice of venue and surrounded by friends, these tastings are the most educational, although they always with an element of casual snob-free fun!

Christina always keeps the floor open so that there is open dialogue and a chance to ask lots of questions, and leave feeling they’ve learned a thing or two whilst also indulging in delicious wine and great conversation.

Recommended Themes:

      • The Wonderful World of Wine:

        The perfect toe-dip into the world of wine! In two rapid paced hours we’ll take a whirlwind trip around the wine world, tasting some of the world’s most well known (and not-so-known) grapes, and the regions that make them famous. We’ll talk about that all important French term terroirs, and the gazillion decisions a winemaker must make in getting grapes to glass. We’ll also touch on food and wine pairings, wine and fashion, deciphering a label, and much much more. You’ll be sounding like a proper wino in no time!

      • The Wild Ones:

        Organic. Biodynamic. Natural. These are hot words not just in food but in wine as well. Learn more about how each term applies to the fermented grape, and try a line up of some of the most thrilling, artisan examples of each.

      • New World Vs. Old World:

        Get your boxing gloves on, this is a battle of the vinous sort. We’ll be pitting Europe’s most famous grape varieties against their New World counterparts. You decide whether our Californian Cabernet can hold its own against France’s Bordeaux!

Other theme suggestions: Italy vs. America, Pinot Noir: A Grown Up’s grape, Whites Only, Reds Only, The New World (USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc), The Old World (Europe), etc etc!

*Christina is happy to provide other theme suggestions, there are many possibilities!

Request a quote:

info@winewithchristina.com