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Virtual tasting series

We’ve traveled the world over seeking out the best winemakers, distillers and brewmasters to share their creations with you. Taste along, while hearing first-hand what makes their creations so delicious. Cheers!

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Glenmorangie Virtual Tasting with Dr. Bill Lumsden

November 3rd 2021 Join the 2021 Master Distiller of the Year, Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation and Whisky Stocks, as he introduces you to award-winning Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. Taste along as he samples Glenmorangie Original 10 Yr, Glenmorangie Barrel Select 13 Yr, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Yr, and X by Glenmorangie. Sláinte! View event details

Top Wines of 2021 with TV host Leslie Sbrocco

September 29th 2021 We are pleased to welcome back Leslie Sbrocco, Emmy award winner and host of the PBS series "Check, Please!". She will be chatting with our wine buyers about how we picked the Top 20 Wines of the Year. Leslie will show you how to make these wines even more delicious with food pairings. Taste along as they try the first six on the list! View event details

LVE Virtual Tasting - New John Legend Signature Series

July 28, 2021 John Legend is an EGOT and multiplatinum award-winning artist, producer, activist and… winemaker. Join John and his vintner partner, Jean-Charles Boisset, on this virtual tasting to learn how LVE came to be, why John needed to make a rosé and what to expect from the new John Legend Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, available in stores now. Grab some LVE wine and taste along.

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Virtual Tasting with Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver

February 24, 2021. Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, will walk you through a virtual tasting of Brooklyn’s newest releases with a few of the classics on the side. Expect detailed tasting notes, behind-the-scenes stories and more from Brooklyn’s James Beard Award-winning Brewmaster—straight from his apartment in Brooklyn, NY.

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McBride Sisters Galentine’s Day Virtual Wine Tasting

February 13, 2021. Join sisters Robin and Andréa as they share the incredible story behind Black Girl Magic. They’ll talk about finding each other, the inspiration behind their wines and what it’s like to be founders of the largest Black-owned wine company in the US. Taste your way through the magic with their Sparkling Brut, Rosé and Red Blend.

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The Best Whiskey Maker the World Never Knew...Until Now!

February 3rd, 2021: Nathan "Uncle Nearest" Green was a legend of Tennessee Whiskey whose story was almost forgotten. We're celebrating his legacy with a tasting of Uncle Nearest 1884 and 1856. Victoria Eady Butler, Master Blender and 5th generation descendant of Nathan "Nearest" Green and Tennessee Market Manager Chris "Speedy" Krantz will walk you through the incredible history of this Whiskey and share some cocktail recipes along the way. Taste for yourself why this is the most awarded American Whiskey of 2019 and 2020.

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Join Dan Aykroyd and Discover Crystal Head Vodka

October 28th 2020: Hear the story of Crystal Head Vodka from Dan himself! Dan will introduce you to all three Vodkas including the spirit that started it all, its sister Aurora and the newest member of the family, Onyx—a one of a kind, top-shelf agave Vodka. Then, we'll walk you through three of Dan's favorite cocktails: a mind-blowingly tasty espresso martini, Canada's take on a Moscow mule and a twist on the classic gimlet.

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Taste highly-rated wines from Amici and Olema

October 21st 2020: Join winemakers Tony Biagi and Jesse Fox and explore highly-rated wines from Amici and Olema. They’ll talk about their craft, their winemaking philosophies, and their experiences growing in Napa and Sonoma. Get Olema and Amici Cabernet and taste along!

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Sun Goddess Wines with Mary J. Blige

October 14th 2020: Music icon Mary J. Blige joins Marco Fantinel from Fantinel Winery for a tasting of her new wine, Sun Goddess. Taste along as they sip Pinot Grigio Ramato and Sauvignon Blanc from one of Italy’s star wine regions.

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Glenmorangie & Ardbeg with Dr. Bill Lumsden

October 7th 2020: Join Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation and Whisky Stocks, as he introduces you to three award-winning Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. Taste along as he samples Glenmorangie Original, Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake, and Ardbeg Wee Beastie. Sláinte!

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Top wines of the year with TV host Leslie Sbrocco

September 30th 2020: Leslie Sbrocco, Emmy award winner and host of the PBS series "Check, Please!" will be chatting with our wine buyers about how we picked the Top 20 wines of the year. She’ll show you how to make these wines even more delicious with food pairings. Taste along as they try the first 6 on the list!

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Taste the Whisky of the Year, George Dickel

September 23rd 2020: What’s the difference between Bourbon and Tennessee Whisky? Join Artisan Spirit Magazine’s distiller of the year, Nicole Austin as she answers the Whisky-related questions you never knew you had. She’ll also introduce you to Cascade Hollow and 2019’s Whisky of the Year, George Dickel.

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Up your cocktail game with Crafthouse

September 2nd 2020: Charles Joly is here to help you make some next level drinks. The co-founder of Crafthouse Cocktails, Charles is a world champion bartender with all the secrets to shaking up something delicious. He’ll help you brush up on your Martini and Collins fundamentals and show you how to garnish like a pro. This fun chat will help turn you into a happy hour hero.

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An Introduction to Villa One Tequila with Nick Jonas and John Varvatos

August 26th 2020: Join Nick Jonas and John Varvatos as they introduce you to Villa One Tequilas. You’ll get to learn more about the history of the brand and make cocktails along with Nick and John. Enjoy life as it should be with Villa One!

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A Very Vanderpump Wine Wednesday

August 19th 2020: Join Lisa Vanderpump and Pandora Vanderpump Sabo for a glass (or 2) at Villa Rosa as they discuss Vanderpump Rosé, Vanderpump Sangria and their newest California wines. During this event, Lisa and Pandora will share their passion for the wine industry and why they started Vanderpump wines. Be sure to tune in, you never know which 4-legged friend may stop in to say hi!

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Taste Código 1530 with George Strait

August 5th 2020: It’s tequila time! Join the founders of Código 1530 for a fun evening of tastings. Try all the different expressions and hear the “King of Country,” George Strait talk about his favorite tequila and how best to enjoy it. Then, Código 1530’s very own mixologist will show you how to make an “El Rey” Paloma using Código 1530 Rosa. It’s the perfect summer drink!

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The Art of Pinot with Joe Wagner

July 22nd 2020 @ 6:00PM EDT: Join winemaker Joe Wagner & artist Tracy Piper for "The Art of Pinot"

What would a wine look like as a person? Ever try to visualize that? What would a brawny, aggressive wine that’s tightly focused look like? A gym teacher, maybe? This event will answer that question as Joe, a renowned Napa winemaker, walks us through three unique Pinots and Tracy, an artist based in San Francisco, paints a portrait of those wines as a person.

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Let's talk Aviation Gin with
Ryan Reynolds & Travis Tober

July 15, 2020: Aviation Gin is taking off! In this can't-miss event we'll tell you a bit about the Gin's history, talk about what exactly makes it an "American Gin", and share some incredible summer cocktails. Get on board!

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Let’s talk and taste Chardonnay with Joe Freeman

June 30, 2020: Join us as we get to know Joe Freeman, winemaker at River Road Family Vineyards and Winery. We’ll talk all things Chardonnay, as we compare an Unoaked Chardonnay with a classically made Chardonnay, aged in oak barrels. Joe Freeman has been at the forefront of winemaking in Sonoma County for over 25 years. This is a great chance to hear from the expert.

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Live-stream events

Join us at your local Total Wine & More for live-stream events where the rock stars of the wine, spirits and beer worlds guide you, via live video, through samplings and share insights that only hands-on, expert producers can provide.

* Live-stream schedule varies by location. Samplings are only permitted where allowed by law.

Stay tuned

We’re planning many more live-stream events for the coming months. Check back soon to see which wine, spirits and beer experts you can meet when you join us at your local Total Wine & More for fun, educational live-stream presentations.

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