SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Education | Previous Episodes and Schedule
Episode 1: Red Blends
This episode aired LIVE on February 26, 2021. During the session we learned about Bordeaux style reds and field blends.Wines tasted during this session:Viszlay Vineyards 2014 'Five Vines' Red Blend, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CASpicy Vines 2015 'Edge' Red Blend, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Episode 2: Inspiration form the Rhône ValleyFor this week's wine class, we will learn about the famous Rhône wine region and talk about Rhône style wines.Wines tasted during this session:
Episode 3: The Cabernet DebateFor this week's wine class, we discuss the terroir of Napa Valley and Sonoma and compare two Cabernet Sauvignon's from those two regions. We also toast Mr. Steven Spurrier.Wines tasted during this event:
Episode 4: French Origins of Pinot Noir and Cabernet SauvignonFor this week's wine class, we talk about the history origins and tasting profiles of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. All attendees are welcome to turn their cameras on to participate, ask questions or share comments.Wines tasted during this event:
Episode 5: Site Specific Grape Sourcing
For this week's wine class, we talked about the importance of site specific grape sourcing. Special guest Winemaker Chad Angelo of Angelo Cellars joined this session to discuss his Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wines tasted during this event:
Episode 6: Demystifying Grape ClonesFor this week's wine class, we talk about clones with special guest Winemaker Kim Vance of Zoetic Wines. During the session you will learn the difference between single clone Pinot Noir and a clone-blend Pinot Noir. The winemaker will also talk about the Russian River Valley and Edna Valley AVAs.Wines tasted during this event:
Episode 7: Oaked vs Unoaked Chardonnay and Food Pairings
For this week's wine class, we will talk about the differences in aging process between an oaked and unoaked Chardonnay. Special guests and Feeding The Soul Podcast Hosts Sommelier/Educator/Author John Laloganes and Chef/Educator Wook Kang join this session to talk about structural components of each wine and recommended food pairings.Wines tasted during this session:
4/16/2021: Why Organic Vineyard Management Matters
For this week's wine class, we will talk about the importance of organic vineyard management. Special guests Partner/Director of Sales Bettina Sichel of Laurel Glen Vineyard will join this session to talk about the winery's mission and journey to becoming CCOF certified vineyard. Please purchase the following wine to have for the event, or acquire a SIP Kit:
4/23/2021: How do they make pink wine?
For this week's wine class, we will talk about the winemaking process of rosé. Special guest Winemaker Adam Hersly of Hersly Wines will join this session to talk about rosé wine production methods. Please purchase the following wine to have for the event, or acquire a SIP Kit:
4/30/2021: Winemaking practices of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay
For this week's wine class, we will talk about the winemaking process of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Special guest Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards will join this session to talk about harvest, crush and fermentation steps for each wine. Please purchase the following wine to have for the event, or acquire a SIP Kit:
5/7/2021: The Evolution of Zinfandel
For this week's wine class, we will talk about the history of Zinfandel. Special guest Winemaker Jon Phillips of Inspiration Vineyards will join this session to talk about the grape's heritage and the best places to find great Zinfandel. Please purchase the following wine to have for the event, or acquire a SIP Kit:
5/14/2021: The Art of Crafting Sparkling Wine
For this week's wine class, we will talk about the art of crafting sparkling wine. Special guest Winemaker/Viticulturist Ana Keller of Keller Estate will join this session to talk about the grapes and winemaking methods, including Méthode Champonaise. Please purchase the following wine to have for the event, or acquire a SIP Kit:
Keep checking back for more upcoming live wine tasting and education sessions.
How it WorksCellar Angels is excited to bring you SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Education, an online event series for wine club members and wine enthusiasts looking to expand their understanding of the art and science of the winemaking process.These informative, interactive and educational wine webinars are free to attend and feature select topics each week related to the production of hand-crafted wines from the world-famous wine regions, Napa Valley and Sonoma. Each episode involves a presentation of the weekly topic and may also include:
- Google Earth flyovers of vineyards,
- Poll questions to test your knowledge (or humor),
- Attendee Q&A via chat or on camera,
- And of course, interviews with winemakers and industry professionals who share their knowledge, experience and prospective.
Weekly topics range from food and wine pairings, biodynamic/organic/sustainable winemaking, vineyard maintenance practices, what it takes to start a winery, grape varietals & clones, how to read wine labels and much more.
How it Works1. Acquire the wines corresponding with each eventTo join and "SIP" along with us, simply purchase the wines corresponding with each event. All wines are featured on the Cellar Angels marketplace individually or participants can purchase selections for four consecutive weeks by acquiring the SIP Virtual Wine Tasting Kit, which also includes a set of four Repour Wine Savers and a 6-bottle wine tote. View the event schedule and SIP Kit details below.Please note: the SIP Kit changes every week! New SIP Kits are released Thursdays of each week, and two weeks ahead of the events to allow proper time to ship the wines.2. Register with the Zoom linkRegister one time only for the series on zoom and receive a reminder each week an hour in advance of the event.Episodes are hosted by Cellar Angels CEO, Martin Cody and live stream every Friday begins Friday at 7pm Central Time (5pm PT/8ET).