Do You Need a Fun, Interactive, Immersive, and Social Team Building Virtual Event that is Outside the Box?
With a Virtual Sommelier and Mixologist, your online program is an experience your virtual audience will never forget as they learn the magic of virtual beverage making. Not only will they enjoy a tasty beverage, but the attendees of your virtual event will gain more confidence as they develop their palate. Add excitement to your virtual event when you hire a celebrity like Stanley Tucci, Antoni Porowski, Jarrett Holborough, Dale Degroffor or Simon Difford.
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Virtual Barstool is an uplifting cocktail making experience designed to help you show your team how much you care, keep spirits up, and keep everyone connected. This 1hr experience will showcase the history and origins of various spirits and liqueurs. We cover bartending basics, giving an overview of the tools used, cocktail building techniques, and how to balance the perfect cocktail. We invite you and your team to test your skills at creating a cocktail together from your own home’s comfort.
Get ready to be entertained and inspired with a sophisticated, highly creative, and incredibly memorable chocolate and wine experience in the comfort of your own home with international chocolate celebrity Paul Joachim. Provide your wine, chocolate, and ingredients, or order a custom tasting. Then join Paul for an individualized pairing experience that is exhilarating and delicious.
Customized for Virtual Fall/Holiday Parties
Inga Tantisalidchai was recently listed as one of the top 100 World Class Bartenders. As an Award-Winning Mixologist, she enjoys being a finalist, and often winning numerous national bartending competitions from New York to California. Bacardi, Papas Pilar Rum, and Espolon Tequila are just a few contest sponsors where she has excelled and blown away the competition. This master mixologist loves to create custom cocktails with her unique creativity and ship her pre-made mixers for your guests’ enjoyment. Her cocktail demos are fun, engaging, and can be interactive. She brings the party to any virtual event.
- Eben Freeman has worked in the New York food and beverage industry for nearly two decades. He become a partner in Hell’s Kitchen, The Collins Bar. There, Freeman developed his first cocktail program and spirit selection. He joined the team at wd~50 when it opened in 2004.
- Possessing a thorough understanding of wine, spirits, and classic cocktails, Freeman’s innovative, cutting-edge drinks employ the latest scientific methods focusing on fresh ingredients, underutilized spirits, and a playful, culinary character. He met Pastry Chef Sam Mason while managing the bar at wd~50; they opened Tailor, which was known as much for its food as for its imaginative cocktails.
- In 2010, Freeman signed on as director of bar operations and innovation at Altamarea Group, where he joined forces with Michael White to open The Butterfly. This bar featured all of Freeman’s greatest cocktail hits. Freeman left his position with Altamarea in 2014 and presents with the chic design and concept firm, AvroKo as beverage director.
Tom Surgey is an energetic, confident wine expert, presenter, and natural communicator with a sense of humor and an abundance of charisma.
Tom’s body of work is extensive: he is one of the Three Wine Men, lead presenter for the Pingza wine app, co-founder of Battle Of The Bottles, a BBC Sussex wine expert and presenter of British Airways’ wine events. Alongside his media work, Tom is an active and highly-regarded trade sales consultant to premium wine businesses.
Tom has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and is a bright, vocal champion.
Laurie Forster is one of America’s leading wine experts and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie is a Certified Sommelier, National Speaker, and TV personality who is not afraid to tell you her first wine came from a box. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine caught the eye of major networks and led her to guest appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, FOX Morning News and Martha Stewart Living Today.
Forster is also the host of The Sipping Point, and her mobile application “The Wine Coach” was listed as one of the Top 8 Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast. Laurie’s wine career began in Manhattan, a former software sales executive, where she studied with the American Sommelier Association to obtain her certificate in Viticulture and Vinification. Laurie has since earned an Advanced Certificate with Merit from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She has also trained with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.
Jeremy Allen has been working in bars and restaurants his whole life as a Mixologist & Award-Winning Sommelier since 2003. He has done time under James Beard Award-winning chefs in both LA and Minneapolis and is a CMS Certified Sommelier with a Wine Spectator Award. He has been the general manager of MiniBar Hollywood since it opened in 2015. MiniBar has earned multiple awards, nominations, and recognitions, including shortlist for Best Hotel Bar West Coast from Tales of the Cocktail. Jeremy is currently helping set up and open Little Dom’s Seafood new location in Carpinteria.
Learn how to brew the best cup of coffee at home, from
the comfort of your own kitchen. In this virtual barista
class, we’ll demystify the coffee brewing process and
teach you how to brew on devices like a pour over and
french press. Learn tips and hacks on how to make your
morning joe look just like your favorite Starbucks
order, without all of the fancy equipment.
Other classes include: Espresso Drinks – Learn the difference between a macchiato, cortado, cappuccino and more! Iced Coffees Galore – brew the best iced coffee then mix it up with new recipes and flavors for some added excitement in your mornings.
Transport yourself to Scotland with this unique and interactive Whisky-tasting experience with three Scottish
kilt-wearing lads. Production includes virtual distillery tours, comedy skits, educational elements and client participation.
Our whisky experts will guide guests how to nose and taste four single malt whiskies from each of Scotland’s
main whisky-producing regions.
Lynette Marrero is an award-winning New York City-based bartender, mixologist, and philanthropist known for co-creating the world’s first all-female speed bartending competition, Speed Rack. She is widely regarded as one of the pioneering bartenders in the industry.
- James Beard Honoree, Women in Food 2009
- Food and Wine + Fortune Magazine’s Top Women in Food and Drink 2015
- Wine Enthusiast Mixologist of the Year 2016
- Tales of the Cocktail Philanthropy Award Speed Rack 2019
- Tales of the Cocktail Best Bar Mentor 2019
- Drinks International Bar World 100 most influential figures 2019
For the last 25 years, Michael Green has traveled the world, creating unforgettable food and wine experiences for companies and private groups of all sizes. Allow Michael to bring this experience to you virtually. Michael allows you to reconnect with your friends and colleagues uniquely and entertainingly. You will share in building your wine vocabulary, delve into food pairings, and expand your overall appreciation of the beauty of wine. And most importantly, you’ll be doing this all together.
This experience is a video-enabled virtual dialogue where everyone learns something new about wine in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We’ll taste wine together, get and give live feedback, and spark social conversations. Download this PDF for some of the current offerings.
How to Use a Virtual Sommelier and Mixologist
For all organizations showing appreciation is vital. When people feel valued and appreciated they are more likely to be engaged and recommend you to others. These VIP’s can learn the art of virtual beverage making.
Your fundraiser may have moved online, but that doesn’t mean it lacks excitement and interactivity. Impress your donors when you add the art of Mixology and learning to make a perfect cocktail.
Corporate team-building experiences have been around for years. They use solving a problem together to teach communication, valuable skills, teamwork, and community. When the challenge at hand is making delicious cocktails, you have a recipe for success.
Are you looking for fun events to provide to the employees of your company? Enjoy an interactive cocktail lesson from a professional virtual mixologist. You will also learn some fun facts about the beverages you’re enjoying.