Virtual Tastings to Check Out This Month

From sake tastings paired with bento boxes to virtual beer festivals, there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to virtual tastings during a time of social distancing. Read on and raise a glass to filling your May calendar with this tasty lineup.

Baldacci Family Vineyards is bringing the Napa experience to your living room! Throughout May, Baldacci will be hosting online tastings, food and wine pairing seminars, and meet and greets with the winemaker. Sign up for a class here.

Boston-based City Brew Tours is offering creative ways to bring beer experiences to your home like beer and cheese pairing happy hours and live homebrewing classes. Their expert guides will take you through the ins and outs of what to drink with a sharp cheddar versus a creamy blue cheese and more.

May 14: Join Yelp Kansas City and Mean Mule Distilling as we go virtual with our online cocktail class, perfect for those looking to join a happy hour from home. Whether you’re stocked to the brim or want to have a cocktail kit delivered, you’ll be taught how to make a quality cocktail. We’ll get creative with the items in your pantry. RSVP here.

May 16: Yelp Columbus has teamed up with Watershed Distillery for a virtual backyard brunch. Cocktail expert, Alyssa M., will walk attendees through two brunch cocktail recipes. RSVP here.

May 19: Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is teaming up with Yelp Nashville to host a virtual tour of their legendary distillery. Guests will get to see the ins and outs of the distilling process, learn about Nelson’s rich history and get tips on the proper way to “nose” a glass of whiskey. RSVP here.

Corkbuzz Wine Studio in New York City is hosting online classes with sommeliers for $10. Upcoming classes include “Perfect Pairings: Cheese & Wine” and the “Southern Italy Wine Region” to name a few. All registered attendees can view the class, pop open the same style of wine at home and drink along. Sommeliers will walk through each of the wines that viewers are tasting. Purchase classes here.

The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce is hosting a month-long flight series to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month. The series features a drink and an Asian cuisine on four Fridays in May. Flight Fest kicks off with whiskey and gin paired with Chinese food. Join all month long for this weekly hour of entertainment and learning.