What you'll do
It's always been my passion to connect people with wine in a fun, approachable way. For this online experience, we'll be connecting over wine from our homes around the world. I'll be coming to you from my home for this crash course on wine tasting. Learn the basics of the systematic approach used for professional wine tastings. The focus of this experience is the sensory analysis of wine. I will conduct a comparative tasting with you. You just need to have the 2 Red OR 2 White wines from the selected grapes that I have chosen for your tasting group. Once experience is booked details are posted in the tasting group chat at least 1 week in advance. (please check there first). If you're located in the US, you can purchase wines from here --->> chamccoy.com/estore or from your local wine retail store. And if you have wines at home that work with the tasting theme, please feel free to direct message me the name of the producer, style, and grape in advance.
Try something new together
Try something new together
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Get to know hosts who share their expertise and a window to their world.
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Meet people from all over the world while learning something new together.
- Simple and global
Join easily and participate from home without a lot of prep.
I am a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and a wine tourism expert from New York City who relocated to Portugal to link my passions for wine and travel together. I was recently named one of the 40 Under 40 Beverage Tastemakers by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and have been featured in Food & Wine magazine and Buzzfeed. My wine journey began during my time living in Rome and led me to start my business, Cha Squared Hospitality, to connect more people to wine education in an approachable way. Are you ready to live #TheChaLife? Follow along on Instagram @cha_squared
What to bring
2 White or 2 Red wines would be required for this tasting. The specific grapes will be shared with the group.
1 Wine Opener
Pen & Paper (for taking notes if you'd like)
2 Wine Glasses (preferably with stems)
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"I'll be conducting this tasting from my quarantine apartment in New York City, with hopes of returning back to Portugal soon. You should gather your wines and make yourself comfortable wherever you are in the world."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Cha will host a private group for up to 10 guests starting at $180.
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Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Please adhere to the local…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Best experienced from computer, but tablet can work just fine. If you are able to plug in with Ethernet cord for internet will make make for best connections. You will purchase all wines in advance of class, recommendations would be sent after booking.
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