A great way to entertain clients, treat your team, or just for the fun of it!
Geneva Wine Society is hosting virtual and in-person wine tasting events as a way for teams and clients to get together for an activity outside of work and see each other socially
For our virtual events we have partnered with independent wine suppliers to deliver fantastic wines directly, and safely, to each participant who can then join the tasting via Zoom.
Wine tastings last between 1-hour and 90 minutes and are guaranteed to be an enjoyable and memorable event for all.
Tailored for you and can be held in the afternoon or evening to suit your needs.
Tell us your wine preferences and we will tailor a range of 3 – for our virtual tastings – or 4 to 6 wines – for our in-person and hybrid tastings -, so everyone will find at least one wine that they will fall in love with.
Our experienced team will deliver a fun and interactive tasting.
Our virtual tastings are the perfect way to connect team members who have been teleworking from different countries while our in-person ones are an excellent way to reignite and infuse your team’s spirit!
We have carefully curated many tasting packs that are designed to appeal to both novices and experienced tasters and suit most budgets.
Whether you choose the in-person, virtual or hybrid version you will receive food pairing ideas and recipes, a wine tasting guide, a guide to varieties and wine regions, a wine vocabulary, and a tasting mat with space to take notes if needed.
A cheese and crackers box is available for virtual events or an apero platters for the in-person ones.
All of our online tasting packages are fully flexible and customizable to meet your needs.
The Fundamentals of Wine Tasting
We will taste 3 or 6 wines and learn how to identify and describe tannin and acidity, how to know what kind of climate a glass of wine is from just by looking at our glass and what is the difference between Old World and New World wines.
Sparkling Wines from Around the World
The perfect tasting for the festive season! We will pop 4 – for the virtual tasting – or 6 – for the in-person tasting – different half bottles of sparkling wines from different countries made with different methods. We will taste them, compare them, play a fun sparkling wine trivia game, and make cocktails with their leftovers. An imaginative and fun food pairing experience is also available if you choose the in-person tasting format.
Le Tour de France
From North to South and from East to West, France is all about wine. We will taste wines from the country’s most famous wine regions, learn about the different varieties and wine styles and pair them with delicious cheese from the same regions. A truly pleasant wine tasting experience for seasoned as well as novice wine lovers!
Organic & Biodynamic Wines
Tradition, innovation and knowledge meet in this tasting pack which includes three organic and biodynamic wines made from unique grape varieties only found in Greece. If you are wondering what the fuss is about organic and biodynamic wines, this is the perfect opportunity to find out.
A Taste of Italy
Italy is home to hundreds of different grape varieties and also many different wine styles. It produces some of the most expensive and some of the cheapest wines out there. In this tasting, we will explore the wines from a few classic regions and some that are now becoming more popular with really enticing wines!
A Taste of Spain
Rueda DO, Rioja DOCa, Ribera del Duero DO. Three intense wines overflowing with Spanish fire from three unique regions.
A Taste of Greece
A tour of three of Greece’s main wine regions through 3 -for the online tasting or 6 – for the in-person tasting intriguing indigenous grape varieties. An unconventional Assyrtiko from the volcanic island of Santorini, an elegant and captivating Agiorgitiko from the Peloponnese, and a formidable Xinomavro from Northern Greece.
A Taste of Champagne
We will taste 3 or 4 – for the in person experience – spectacular Champagnes, we will learn how do these amazing wines get their tantalising bubbles and how to best pair them with food so that we can drink them every day. For the online experience, the full bottle set comes with a complimentary sparkling wine stopper and cocktail recipes for any leftovers. Half bottle size is also available.
*This theme is only available for participants based in CH
A Taste of New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, Pinot Noir from Central Otago, Syrah from Hawke’s Bay. Three of New Zealand’s star grape varieties and wine regions that showcase the uniqueness of the country’s terroir.
A Taste of Georgia
Tsinandali, Rkatsiteli, Saperavi Qvervi. Our chance to try three distinctive, indigenous Georgian grape varieties vinified in modern as well as in the age old tradition of Qvervi ageing where the wine is fermented and aged in custom made clay pots buried in the ground.
Syrah around the world
Northern Rhone’s star variety has many faces and expressions. We will taste its classic expression in a wine from Crozes-Hermitage in France and compare it with it’s New World expressions from South Africa and Australia.
Pinot Noir Around the World
Burgundy gave birth to it but Pinot Noir has become a star in two very different and distant wine regions. We will taste its classic expression in a wine from the Côtes de Nuits in France and compare it with its New World expression from the US and New Zealand.
New World Stars
This theme features delicious wines from grape varieties that were ordinary in the Old World but found their second home and were given a second chance to shine in New World wine regions. We will talk about how they ended up in their new homes, explore some of the regions that make them shine, and talk about their special characteristics.
Bordeaux Blends Around the World
Bordeaux blends (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc) are very popular among winemakers and wine lovers. We will taste wines made with the three iconic varieties from different wine regions and try to see if we can find any similarities with the “originals” from Bordeaux.
Virtual Meet the Winemaker
Geneva Wine Society has partnered with Laura Paccot, the young, dynamic daughter of iconic Swiss winemaker Raymont Paccot, who will take us on a virtual tour of their winery and vineyard, explain her philosophy about winemaking and taste three of her most favourite wines with us online.
*This theme is only available for participants based in CH
In Person, Virtual or Hybrid?
Choose the format that's best for you!
In Person Tasting Experiences
If you are tired of everything virtual Geneva Wine Society can design the perfect in-person tasting experience that will bring everyone together and reignite your team’s spirit.
You can provide the setting or we can suggest off-site venues. In any case we will bring everything that’s needed to host the tasting experience, including the wines, spirits, glassware and equipment for the whole evening. Everything is cleared away and removed at the end of the event.
Virtual Tasting Experiences
Whether you have people working from home or don’t feel like venturing out into the hustle and bustle, you will find the perfect virtual solution for your company’s Christmas party or team building event. Our experienced team will deliver a fun and interactive virtual tasting complete with online trivia games and fun team activities.
We have extensive experience in organising wine tastings across many different countries and timezones. They are the perfect way to connect team members who have been teleworking from different countries over the past months.
Hybrid Tasting Experiences
If you are returning to organising in-person events but want to combine these with the flexibility of the virtual we can offer a hybrid tasting experience at your office or an off-site venue with some guests joining virtually on a video call.
Every guest will taste the same selection of wines and will be entertained fun trivia games and team challenges.
Our hybrid tasting format is very flexible can be tailored to your specific needs and requirements.