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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

How to Pair Wine and Food with Laura

Syracuse, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Laura

45 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 20
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Let's have fun with wine!
I am Laura, your hostess with the mostest! I have worked in the wine and spirit industry for nearly 20 years, currently as a Wine and Spirit Specialist. I have traveled the world, pursuing industry knowledge and hands on experience- studying the history and reveling in innovation first hand. I love the beauty of wine, in all its stages, flavors and interactions. We will start with how to taste wine, what to look for and what to expect. I love to interact with the crowd so be prepared to tell me what you are drinking and what you find.
We will go through the tasting with what works and what doesn't, what you know and what you learned.
I love having guests on here who "don't like wine" or "only drink beer" or "not sure what they like". This tasting shows you how this all works. Challenge accepted.

Set yourself up for a wine and food pairing.
You will need 3 wines: A dry white wine, NO oak!! I prefer a Sauvignon Blanc (preferably from New Zealand), a Cabernet Sauvignon or type of a full dry red wine, and a very sweet wine like a Moscato or Riesling.
3 Food items: a slice of lemon, a pinch of salt and a marshmallow or sugar cookie.

1. Find your happy place. Set up your computer somewhere to watch our show and taste comfortably.
2. Get you items ready. 3 Wine glasses and a small plate for your food items.
3. Pour about 2 oz of your wines into the gla
Other things to note
Have a set up for a zoom call that makes you comfortable to enjoy the experience. Being able to listen, asks questions and even say how much you like the taste of the wine is important.
Let's have fun with wine!
I am Laura, your hostess with the mostest! I have worked in the wine and spirit industry for nearly 20 years, currently as a Wine and Spirit Specialist. I have traveled the world, pursuing industry knowledge and hands on experience- studying the history and reveling in innovation first hand. I love the beauty of wine, in all its stages, flavors and interactions. We will start with how to taste wine, what to look fo…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Laura can host private groups of any size, up to 20 guests. Private group rates start at $125.

What to bring

  • Wines: a Sauvignon Blanc, a full dry red like a Cabernet Sauvignon and a sweet wine like a Moscato or Riesling
  • Food: a slice of lemon, a pinch of salt and a marshmallow or sugar cookie
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Thu, Jan 28
9:00 PM - 9:45 PM (EST)
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Tue, Feb 2
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM (EST)
$15 per person
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Tue, Feb 2
9:00 PM - 9:45 PM (EST)
$15 per person
$15 per person

Meet your host, Laura

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 18 Reviews
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Hi! I am Laura Burghdurf! I have worked in the wine and spirit industry for nearly 20 years, currently as a Wine and Spirit Specialist. I have traveled the world, pursuing industry knowledge and hands on experience- studying the history and reveling in innovation first hand. I love the beauty of wine, in all its stages, flavors and interactions.
I have hosted wine tastings, planned wine dinners, and spirit pairings. I have coordinated and managed huge weddings, intimate parties, events of every style, while making friends of a variety of guests from countless backgrounds. These experiences have honed my social senses, making me sensitive, capable and downright entertaining in most situations!
I am funny, honestly, and I am not the only one who thinks so! Grab your drinking glass and I will see you soon!
Hi! I am Laura Burghdurf! I have worked in the wine and spirit industry for nearly 20 years, currently as a Wine and Spirit Specialist. I have traveled the world, pursuing industry knowledge and hands on experience- studying the history and reveling in innovation first hand. I love the beauty of wine, in all its stages, flavors and interactions.
I have hosted wine tastings, planned wine dinners, and spirit pairings. I have coordinated and managed huge weddings, intimate parties, events…
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Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Mildred
January 2021
Never realized you could do an ONLINE wine tasting! This was absolutely wonderful. Laura was funny, thoughtful, and so engaging. Answered every single one of my questions (I'm not too familiar with anything about wine, truth be told) and she was patient and so happy to share her answers and experiences. My sister and I both enjoyed what we learned about how to pair wines with certain foods and so much more. Thank you for the awesome online experience!
Never realized you could do an ONLINE wine tasting! This was absolutely wonderful. Laura was funny, thoughtful, and so engaging. Answered every single one of my questions (I'm not…
Susan
January 2021
We did this as a Holiday party for our team at work. It was a fun way to get us all together and have a few laughs - as well as learn new things! Highly recommend!
Sarah
January 2021
Laura was a fantastic host and we leant alot from the wine tasting. We even opened a old bottle of Sauternes (from 2004) which we hadn't ever felt like drinking - and it was gorgeous! She gave us new insights into wine and food pairing and answered all our questions. We did it as a couple at home one cold January evening and we plan to do it again with friends over Zoom. Highly recommend this online experience - do book it, you won't be disappointed
Laura was a fantastic host and we leant alot from the wine tasting. We even opened a old bottle of Sauternes (from 2004) which we hadn't ever felt like drinking - and it was gorge…
Elliott
December 2020
Laura was a great host, very knowledgeable! My family had a great time and she answered all of our questions. We all noted that of past wine tastings we have done none of them gave us the little tricks Laura taught us about pairing wine with food.
Laura was a great host, very knowledgeable! My family had a great time and she answered all of our questions. We all noted that of past wine tastings we have done none of them gave…
Shirley
December 2020
I really enjoyed this experience. Even though I have a lot of experience with wine, this tasting pairing experience offered many new insights.
Allie
November 2020
I did this event with my coworkers and it was SO fun! It was the best wine tasting I have participated in. She answered questions, had us laughing and it felt so engaging.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

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.