Planning a Tasting!

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We’re extremely proud of how successful our private tastings and fundraising events have become

There are many different types of tastings a host can put together, such as for friends and family or as a medium for conducting business with clients and fellow professionals — in other words, “Corporate Tastings.”

With in-store or private wine, beer, or scotch tastings Vines can customise your requests in a myriad of ways.

In-Store Tastings

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$35 per person with a minimum of 15 people

Tastings include:

  • Sommelier host
  • Tasting Flight of seven wines (retail value of $25 – $30 per wine)
  • Cheese and crackers/bread
  • Tasting brochure to take home
  • Glassware included

Private Home Tastings
$55 per person with a minimum of 15 people

Tastings include:

  • Sommelier host
  • Tasting Flight of seven wines (retail value of $25 – $30 per wine)
  • Cheese and crackers/bread
  • Tasting brochure to take home
  • Glassware included

Or, if Fundraising is more your style…

First…..Decide how many people you hope to attract to your event.  Seating can be provided for tastings of 31 people or less (minimum of 15).  Tastings for groups over 31 people must be presented in a “stand-up” format.

Second….. Determine the ticket price of the tasting in conjunction with the Vines staff.  You must consider the costs of the event, the funds you hope to raise and the amount of money you think your guests will feel comfortable paying for the evening.

For example, if you choose to serve six moderately priced wines and also provide a variety of cheeses and breads for snacks, expect to pay approximately $600 (for 15 people).  If you attracted forty guests to your event and charged them $50 per ticket, you would net $1000 for your charity.

Third…..Consider additions such as a silent auction or door prize to increase the fundraising potential of your tasting.  Talk to the Vines representative about what you might be considering so that it can be integrated into the timelines of the evening.

Fourth…..Sell the tickets!

Vines as your host will:

  • Provide an attractive free venue in which to host your event!
  • You only pay for the wines tasted!
  • Provide a take-away pamphlet of all the wines tasted for your guests’ reference
  • Set up all the necessary tables and glassware!
  • Guarantee friendly and knowledgeable staff that will make everyone feel comfortable and also that will share their love of wine!
  • Take care of all the clean up!

Vines is a locally owned and community committed business.  We are proud of our ongoing fundraising efforts over the past several years.  We hope that you will consider holding your next fundraising event with Vines!

Please call our qualified staff for further details.

780-434-9444

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