Did you know that one of the top reasons employees choose to leave a company is because of a lack of recognition? Unfortunately, it is all too common for companies not to recognize or appreciate top achievers, or understand the importance of celebrating company milestones.Read more ›
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cost includes wine tasting, glasses & handouts – cost $75 per person Register by May 2nd & save $25.00! What is Old World vs New World wine? The differences in Old World and New World wines come from winemaking practices (tradition) and from the affect of the land and climate on the grapes (the “terroir”). Read more ›
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cost includes wine tasting, glasses & handouts – cost $75 per person Register by Feb 23rd & save $25.00! What is Old World vs New World wine? The differences in Old World and New World wines come from winemaking practices (tradition) and from the affect of the land and climate on the grapes (the “terroir”). Read more ›
Want to know how popular wine is? Google wine-tasting courses in your area and do a quick count. You will find this trend everywhere! Why have so many wine courses popped up? It might have something to do with the growing popularity of wine-tasting events. Employers, companies, and service providers have really tapped into wine-tasting events as a way to thank customers, improve client retention, and conduct a fun team building event for employees. Read more ›
What determines your character? North Americans believe that the month you were born and the positions of the planet do. The Japanese are convinced that your blood type decides your personality. And for centuries, the Chinese have firmly claimed that it is the year of your birth that maps out your behaviours. At SommEvents, we believe that everything you need to know about a person can be found in their wine taste! So, what does your taste in wine say about you?
Most people know that wine is made from grapes and not the kind you find in the grocery store. Wine grapes are smaller than table grapes, have a sweet taste, thick skins and contain seeds. It is this unique fruit that gives the world the large variety of wines available, and opens up so many opportunities for wine tasting and wine events that can be fun and educational for beginner’s right up to wine connoisseurs.
If you are just beginning to enjoy wine and attend wine tasting events, here is some basic knowledge to help you navigate through the world of wine. From the most popular types of wines to the different smells and tastes you will experience, knowing what to look for and how to interpret it will really help you develop your own palate.
A question often asked of a sommelier (wine expert) why there are so many different types of wine.
Such a great question! My answer, there are as many wines as there are different taste buds. Everyone will taste wine differently one from the other.
With access to wines from all over the world, there is no shortage of blends or varietals to try and to enjoy. That being said, taking the time to learn about what you are drinking and be able to understand the depths and flavours of the wines you are tasting are just some of the reasons why attending a structured wine tasting is a good idea.
If you haven’t participated in wine tasting events before, here are some tips to keep in mind that will help you enjoy your first wine tasting. Whether you attend a specific event or enroll in a wine tasting class, knowing these few pieces of information can help prepare you for the experience.
Why would anyone need a wine etiquette class?
Did you know that there is a specific order to how you taste wine and why we do it?
Did you know there is an order in which to drink wine to get the most from the experience?
If you are an executive or you aspire to be an executive, successfully entertaining a potential or existing client is an important part of the deal. The same can be said for a job interview as you move up the ranks in your career.Read more ›