Why this event?
Whether you know lots about wine or nothing at all, this fun hands-on activity offers something for everyone. We start things off by meeting the expert sommelier who will guide you through the experience. Your sommelier will share a brief introduction to wine. Tastings of both red and white wines allow you to put some of your newfound knowledge to work right away.
Once your group gathers into smaller teams, things get even more interesting. For the rest of the event, each team will operate as its own fantasy winery. Teams are briefed on the history of sangria, which leads to a fun sangria trivia contest. At this point, everyone should be in the spirit of making their own unique sangria blends.
Representatives from each team will visit our “marketplace” to stock up on ingredients. Options include a variety of fresh fruit, spices and other beverage essentials. With supplies in hand, teams get to work creating their masterpieces. Meanwhile, some members of each team step into the role of their winery’s marketing department. Teams are challenged to develop winery names, logos, and labels, along with jingles or commercials to perform for the judges.
After the judging is complete, winners are announced to great fanfare. Teams compete to receive awards in three categories: Best Tasting Sangria, Best Marketing Campaign, and Trivia Champions. This final awards celebration provides a memorable way to end your wine tasting adventure on a high note.
We recommend combining this program with our Salsa Showdown group cooking class. Or add guacamole and chips and/or margaritas, and turn your event into a Mexican Fiesta. Lots of really good options.